The C2 Experience

Inspiring talks

Be inspired by the world's top thinkers

C2 speakers are an engaging mix of business innovators, social game-changers and world-class experts — the latest and greatest in many diverse fields as well as the next generation of leading-edge entrepreneurs. Their talks are an invitation to find inspiration in their stories and an open doorway into deeper exploration of the topics raised.

Collaborative experiences

Learn. Connect. Experience.

A wide range of collaborative experiences encourage meaningful interactions and foster shared learning. Each of the immersive experiences offered to participants focuses on one of these three pillars: Learn, Connect and Experience.

Expert-led masterclasses

Turn words into action

Masterclasses are interactive meetups designed to bring experts and participants closer together around topical and applicable subject matter. This unique format relies on artistic direction, performances, targeted content and collaborative work that explores a chosen topic more deeply.

Hands-on workshops

Get your hands dirty

Offered in collaboration with experts, a broad range of workshops invite you to roll up your sleeves and work with other participants in prototyping sessions that address real-world business challenges, experiment with new creative processes and put ideas into practice.

Next-level connecting

Meet the right people

Each year, C2 Montréal gathers thousands of innovative thinkers from around the world. When you’re in such good company, you could potentially learn more from the person sitting right next to you than from the person on stage.

Engineering career-changing connections and allowing participants to meet that person they didn’t know they needed to meet – perhaps a future business soulmate or even a best friend – is at the heart of the C2 experience. Every element of the event is designed to maximize meaningful connection opportunities between thousands of participants.

Artistic performances

Expect the unexpected

Live performances (some announced, some not) punctuate the event. A multitude of artists — musical, visual, circus, dance and more — not only stoke the fires of stimulation but also serve as entertaining and thought-provoking metaphors for some of the other big Cs at C2: connection, collision and collaboration.

Art and tech exhibits

Explore the intersection of art and business

Carefully curated works by cutting edge creatives from around the world offer powerful commentaries and demonstrate the creative links between industry, technology and culture.

Montreal-style festivities

Celebrate your successes

Celebration is deep in the C2 DNA, providing opportunities for everyone to connect on another level. Entertainment-filled evenings showcasing leading international and local artists and performers have included the world-renowned talents of Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory, Cirque Éloize, Snoop Dogg, Coeur de Pirate, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Win Butler of Arcade Fire, and Moby, to name a few.

Born and raised in Montréal

Blending influences and ideas

C2 was created in Montreal and that is no coincidence. Montreal mixes cultures and languages, bridges America and Europe, flirts with the old and the new. Much like this natural hub for creativity and innovation, C2 is a blend of influences, a cross between disciplines, a hybrid creature that pulls divergent ideas together and helps turn them into exciting opportunities.