Announcing official dates and schedule for the C-Tribe Festival: A five-day collision festival set to showcase the best of the Canadian creative and innovation ecosystem in nation’s northernmost metropolitan city, Edmonton.
Edmonton, Canada, November 12 to 16, 2019 –Canadian innovation and creativity will be on full display at this year’s C-Tribe Festival: a five-day collision festival which celebrates the best of the national tech and creativity ecosystem.
In its forthcoming year, C-Tribe has teamed up with RBC Future Launch, Dentons Canada, and Innovate Edmonton to curate a series of main stage talks, creative showcases, and live performances that aim to push the boundaries of opening up the eyes and minds of underestimated communities. Namely, underestimated communities on the global level like Edmonton.
The Youthful Cities Canadian Urban Work Index funded by RBC Future Launch listed Edmonton as the #1 city for youth to live; ranking high in affordability, entrepreneurial spirit, and economic opportunities. Vice President for Corporate Citizenship at RBC, Valerie Chort says RBC Future Launch is a decade-long commitment to helping Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.”We are committed to acting as a catalyst for change, bringing government, educators, public sector and not-for-profits together to co-create solutions to help young people better prepare for the future of the work through “human skills” development, networking, work experience, and mental wellbeing supports.”
More than 1500 attendees will flock to the host city of Edmonton, Alberta for the immersive programming. The festival programme is further broken down into three categories, with an aim to demonstrate how the intersection of culture, innovation, and creativity can result in actionable solutions to the challenges of our times.
Previous notable speakers have included Burning Man public relations director Megan Miller, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute founding member Jonathan Schaeffer, and blockchain community pioneer Mihaela Ulieru.
Alberta has been an artificial intelligence leader for more than a decade, with Google AI subsidiary DeepMind fulfilling their first international office in Edmonton. This is yet another indicator that the city is an emerging hub for ideas, talent and opportunities – and the ideal host for C-Tribe Festival.
Festival founder and chairperson Sahr Saffa said the festival acts as fertile ground for ideas and collaborations. “We already live in a world of collisions. A world where two seemingly opposing concepts could be molded into one and transformed into new and re-imagined industries. Collisions break down barriers between ideas, points of view, and create new grounds that we can explore and build upon together. Edmonton is an emerging innovation and creative hub, it’s punching above its weight on a global level, and we believe it’s the perfect time to continue to spotlight the next generation of business leaders, artists, innovators, and creators” he said.
About C-Tribe Festival
Founded in 2017 C-Tribe Festival celebrates diversity and helps innovative and creative people achieve their dreams. The C-Tribe Festival is a media initiative of the C-Tribe Society. Originating in Edmonton, Alberta, the festival has evolved into one of the northern city’s best representations of its socioeconomic and creative energy. The C-Tribe Festival runs from November 12 to 16 at the Legends Building right in the core of downtown Edmonton.
Name: Sahr Saffa