EDMONTON, AB | JULY 20 - 24

The northernmost metropolis presents

C-Afrofuturism

Conference 2022

A vision of the future through the lens of the African Diaspora.

Built by and for the culture. | July 20 – 24

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About the event

C-Afrofuturism, as part of the C-Tribe Festival & Conference, re-imagines the visions of the future—including science, technology, gaming, music, fashion, and its cultures in society—through the experience and perspective of African diasporic communities.

The series of events aims to accelerate the creation of employment activities, partnerships, knowledge sharing, creative products & services, and new business where economic competitiveness can thrive in underestimated Black communities.

Speakers and Artists

Founder & CEO
Black Pearl Global Investments

Founder & CEO
The Labz

Founder & CEO
MH3 Collective

Environmental Neuroscientist
Gepato Interactive

Founder & CEO
LaConnexional

Founder & CEO
Ethically Aligned AI

(Coming soon)

Immersive programming

Talks & keynotes

Masterclasses and keynotes on business, self-improvement, technology, creative industries, world affairs and more. 

Exhibits & shows

Career expos, immersive after-socials, installations, artful & creative experiences

Culinary

Gourmet dining, reserve bars, food tastings

Office hours

Collision dates, one-on-ones, investor zones, intimate gatherings

DEI&B training

Inclusive leadership, anti-racism, allyship, nurturing emerging leaders, emotional intelligence, DEI&B strategy training

Diverse hiring opportunities

Connect with Black professionals across creative and technology fields.

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Why Attend

Powerful conversations

Be inspired by powerful conversations and narratives led by DEI&B thought leaders at C-Tribe that can help drive change in underestimated communities.

Career opportunities

In our current climate, upskilling has never been more critical. C-Tribe’s educational content, masterclasses, and talks help you bring valuable skills to your field of work.

Learning

Be inspired by powerful conversations and narratives led by DEI&B thought leaders at C-Tribe that can help drive change in underestimated communities.

Diverse gathering

A bespoke curation of visionary culture enthusiasts and influencers. Meet future business partners, suppliers, and collaborators.

Transformational impact

Leaders committed to implementing creative strategies and practices to position their organizations at the forefront of change.

Support cultural industries

Attendees believe in the power of culture to inspire human connection, create social change and support economic and cultural vibrancy.

From the Heart of the Northernmost Metropolis

Taking place in Edmonton at the vibrant and contemporary centre of excellence, The Alberta Art Gallery.

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Choose your experience

Now you can experience some of the best of our conference sessions, online experiences and much more with our selected passes.

Starter

FREE
  • Main Stage Access
  • C-Tribe Metaverse Village access
  • Diversity Career Expo
  • C-Tribe Discord access

General

$199
$ 99
99
  • Everything included in Starter
  • Breakout sessions
  • Preferred hotel rates
  • NFT proof of attendance certificate

Tier II VIP

$399
$ 299
  • Everything included in general
  • VIP entry, bypassing all other lines
  • Reserved seating at all speaker events
  • Backstage meet and greets with speakers

Tier I VIP

$699
$ 599
  • Everything included in Tier II VIP
  • in-person VIP dinner access
  • Access to C-Tribe Music, Tech, Fashion, Gaming
  • C-Tribe gift box
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Attending with 3 or more guests?

Contact us for group discount rates at hello@ctribefestival.com

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Diversity Career Expo
Breakout sessions
Keynotes, panels & fireside chats
C-Tribe Discord access
Metaverse Village access
Preferred hotel rates
NFT Proof of Attendance
After socials
VIP entry
VIP Dinner
VIP lounges
Reserve seating
Backstage meet-and-greets
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Testimonials

Together we are powerful beyond measure

Transform knowledge into impact and drive innovative and cultural change in your organization. 

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Dr. Shante Williams

CEO, Black Pearl Global Investments

Dr. Shante Williams is currently the CEO of Black Pearl Global Investments, a healthcare venture capital firm. She is a distinguished Venture Capitalist, business owner, Inventor, Intellectual Property Strategist, Author, and Private Investor. In her career years, she has used her wealth of scientific knowledge as well as her passion for innovation to solve multiple complex problems across the industries of health, finance, and real estate. Dr. Williams continues to break barriers with Black Pearl’s fund focused on reducing health disparities across the globe. Black Pearl is an advocate for those that continue to experience inferior outcomes and reduced access. Black Pearl’s tag line “Be Well. Do Well.” captures the firm’s mission to invest in transformative companies around the world. Dr. Williams and her partners are seeking to change healthcare worldwide.

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Farah Allen

Founder & CEO, The Labz

Farah Allen is an accomplished media innovation leader with over 20 years of experience in technology. Allen is currently the CEO & founder of The Labz: a drag and drop, a no-code digital design platform that creates, communication-rich, interactive websites and live event experiences. Farah has the honour of being the AJC Women of the Year for technology and is featured in publications such as Forbes and The Washington Post.

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Mark Harrison

Founder, MH3 Collective

A lifelong volunteer and entrepreneur, Mark Harrison, has spent the past year examining his relationship with the ventures he leads. Mark started his first business in 1994, T1, a sponsorship agency that exclusively works impactful brands, and his second in 2005 global networking platform – SponsorshipX. In 2020 he co-founded the Black Talent Initiative to support the Black community in professional workplaces. Also, in 2020, Mark helped launch Humanity, a creative agency for the Human Age, and Park Street Education, a non-profit that works to remove all barriers to children’s education. His community involvement includes being the co-chair of the Ontario University Athletics Task Force on Black, Biracial, Indigenous Issues, Board Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, a volunteer with CAMH and an advisor to several ventures including the Crankworx World Tour, Riff, and NFL Canada. 
 
Mark is honoured to share his journey from small business entrepreneur, volunteer, and coach to first-time activist with a lot to learn and burning passion.

 

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Robin Mazumder

Environmental Scientist & Vanier Scholar

Robin obtained his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo. His research, applying wearable psychophysiological technology in real-world and virtual reality settings, focuses on how living in cities influences well-being. These research interests are informed by his previous experience working clinically as a mental health occupational therapist in urban environments. He is passionate about urban health, and also actively engages in public outreach, through social media, writing, and public speaking. Moving forward, he is interested in using his skill set and experience in academic and industry settings around societally-relevant research that helps inform practices that ensure cities support well-being.

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Robin Mazumder - Environmental Neuroscientist - C-Tribe Festival

Dr. Robin Mazumder

Environmental Neuroscientist

Robin recently obtained his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo. His research, applying wearable psychophysiological technology in real-world and virtual reality settings, focuses on how living in cities influences well-being. These research interests are informed by his previous experience working clinically as a mental health occupational therapist in urban environments. He is passionate about urban health, and also actively engage in public outreach, through social media (@robinmazumder), writing, and public speaking, having been invited to give more than 40 talks internationally in the past 5 years. Moving forward, He is interested in using my skill set and experience in academic and industry settings. He sees a huge opportunity ahead to conduct societally-relevant research that helps inform practices that ensure cities support well-being.

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Ivan Touko

Founder & CEO, LaConnexional

Originally from Cameroon, Ivan Touko moved to Edmonton in the summer of 2012 to attend the University of Alberta – Campus Saint Jean

In his journey of finding a home away from home, Ivan deeply immersed himself in the Albertan community while volunteering and co-founding many student groups and projects in the Edmonton area. Ivan is now the recipient of Alberta’s Top 30 under 30 award and the Founder & CEO of a few social enterprises such as La Connexional & BOM YEG. Being passionate about dance, Ivan also finds happiness in sharing his love for movements & community building through his open-level Afro Fusion Dance workshops.

Today, Ivan is a student Recruiter at Campus Saint-Jean and is excited to keep pursuing his professional career, as well as, entrepreneurial journey in Edmonton and is continuously looking at new opportunities, especially in the social innovation, youth empowerement and technology sectors. Ivan has now organized, curated and/or hosted over 80+ experiences in the Albertan region and is always interested in growing his network.

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Adetoun Abby Aiyeleye

Founder, Clavis Studio

As Co-Founder of Clavis Studio, Abby is redefining the approach to interior design using immersive 3D technology that showcases the immeasurable possibilities of the metaverse in design and infrastructure planning. Her goal is to drive tech adoption in traditional or less predictable sectors and promote a tech-driven economy by creating jobs and expanding market access for Clavis-powered businesses. Her 15+ years of community work and business footprints trail across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America..

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Katrina Ingram

Founder & CEO, Ethically Aligned AI

Katrina Ingram is the Founder and CEO of Ethically Aligned AI, a company focused on helping organizations to drive better outcomes in the design, development and deployment of AI systems. A seasoned executive, Katrina has over two decades of experience running both not-for-profit and corporate organizations in the technology and media sectors. She is a member of IEEE and volunteers with several AI ethics organizations including Women in AI and Ethics (WAIE), For Humanity and All Tech is Human. Katrina holds an undergrad in business administration from Simon Fraser University and a master of arts in communications and technology from the University of Alberta. She combines her love of audio and interest in AI as the host of the podcast, AI4Society Dialogues. Katrina was recently named to the top 100 Women in AI Ethics list for 2022 and has launched a new AI ethics micro-credential with Athabasca University.
 

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