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C2 Montréal 2021 reveal: Meet the first fab speakers and get a peek at what’s planned

August 18 2021

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The most successful female skier of all time, a highly respected Indigenous leader, and a groundbreaking, Montreal-born NASA scientist are among the very first esteemed speakers to join us for the return of C2 Montréal this fall. In addition to being privy to their insights, prepare to immerse yourself in a reimagined experience via an all-new event platform while benefiting from greater networking opportunities, enhanced collaborative sessions and more, both digitally and — as we ease back into in-person gathering — physically. The limited in-person component of the event will be presented at one of Montreal’s most vibrant cultural venues, TOHU.

C2 Montréal will once again unfold over three days, on the revised dates of October 19-21, 2021. It’s a change that sees us returning to our roots out of a deep desire to connect and inspire participants and offer them the best experience possible, both online and in person.




It all takes place under C2 Montréal 2021’s theme (Re), which speaks powerfully to the moment we find ourselves in: it’s time to (Re)convene, (Re)connect, (Re)engage, (Re)imagine and (Re)new. At C2 this year, we’re going to help provide you with the tools you need to reset and be reinspired and reenergized. So let’s draw back the curtain and set the stage for what’s to come at C2 2021…


Announcing inspiring talks that will speak to you

C2 Montréal speakers are always an engaging mix of business innovators, groundbreaking creatives and field-leading experts as well as the next generation of bold, change-making voices. This year is certainly no exception, and we’re beyond pleased to reveal the first five names on the C2 2021 speaker roster.

Lindsey Vonn

Olympic Skier & Founder, Lindsey Vonn Foundation

Gitanjali Rao

Young Innovator, Author and STEM Promoter



Ghislain Picard

Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador

Dr. Farah Alibay

Aerospace Engineer

Introducing an elevated online experience

With the return of C2 Montréal this year, we’re committed, as always, to providing you with exciting ways to learn, connect and collaborate creatively, as well as the signature C2 content you’ve come to expect.

For starters, this year’s expansive programming will include:

  • 80 top-tier thought leaders, speakers, experts and creative game changers
  • 18 digital workshops for addressing real-world business challenges, as well as other compelling activities designed to spark the imagination
  • Better (and more) connection opportunities including video networking, contact exchange, recommendations and tag-based networking, and whiteboard integration
  • Augmented functionality and interactivity
  • Exclusive online sessions including behind-the-scenes meetups and post-keynote breakout talks
  • And, of course, captivating artistic performances



A site for sore eyes

We’ve missed your company more than you know, and as we gradually come face to face once more, we’re excited to announce that Montreal’s utterly one-of-a-kind performance complex, TOHU, will be home to the in-person experience at C2 2021. TOHU is located in the heart of the Cité des arts du cirque, which is also home to C2 Montréal founding partner Cirque du Soleil. Renowned for its enchanting 360-degree performance hall, TOHU is an exceptional venue for creation, experimentation and the convergence of culture and community, making it an ideal setting for C2 Montréal.

Please note that, due to government-mandated COVID-19 restrictions, in-person access to C2 Montréal 2021 is currently limited to 2020 pass holders and partners. However, because of the evolving nature of public health recommendations, we remain optimistic that we may be able to expand the in-person experience of the event. Should you wish to purchase an in-person pass to C2 Montréal, we ask that you place your name on the waiting list. You will be contacted with more information if passes become available

And that’s only the beginning…

In sum, we’ve got some very cool stuff planned that we can’t wait to share, and a lot more to come. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks for future speaker announcements and other programming reveals — you won’t want to miss them!


Get ahead of the early bird

As Freddie Mercury once sang, “time waits for nobody,” so be sure to take advantage of the early bird rate while it lasts (until August 15) and save $100 on your C2 Montréal 2021 pass.


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