C2 Montréal, an immersive three-day event that merges commerce and creativity to “challenge the future of business,” is not your typical conference. For one, it’s held in a sprawling art gallery and expo hall that offers provocative works of art in every corner—a far cry from dreary convention centers. But more than just eye candy, the space’s assortment of nooks and crannies provides a platform that encourages interaction and collaboration among the event’s 6,000 forward-thinking attendees. The conference tagline says it all: Goodbye Cynicism, Hello New Ideas. We hit the City of Saints to discover new sources of inspiration for b-to-b events, and the experience didn’t disappoint. Following is a look at six steal-worthy ideas from C2 Montréal, this year May 24-26.
Gallery: C2 Montréal 2017