Championing Creativity, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning At Canada’s C-Tribe Festival

By Sam Brake Guia October 30, 2018

Canadian creativity and diversity will be on full display at this year’s C-Tribe Festival: a five-day tech festival which celebrates the best of the national ecosystem this month.

More than 1000 attendees will flock to the host city of Edmonton, Alberta for an immersive programme focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning, urban design, construction innovation, blockchain and more.

C-Tribe Festival, from November 13 to 17, will feature more than 60 speakers from eight countries, with notable speakers including Burning Man public relations director Megan Miller, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute founding member Jonathan Schaeffer, and Endor Coin chief alchemist and blockchain community pioneer Mihaela Ulieru.

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.

Fireside chats, panels and keynotes about fashion technology, artificial intelligence, smart cities, and the blockchain comprise the Elevate section of this year’s event. Integrated events and engagements, like the C-Illuminate Fashion Show, C-Garden Fashion Show and Deep-Dive Tracks, embody the Captivate section. Finally, the Meditate portion of this year’s programme aims to host guest activities which bring clarity, intention and performance.

Alberta has been an artificial intelligence leader for more than a decade, with Google AI subsidiary DeepMind planning their first international office for 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 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,” he said.

Disclosure: This article includes a client of an Espacio portfolio company