EDMONTON, AB | JULY 20 - 24

The northernmost metropolis presents

C-Tribe x Culture

Conference 2022

A collision gathering providing perspectives on forward-thinking ideas in DEI&B.

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

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About the conference

As a global and well-connected community, we are uniquely positioned to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B). C-Tribe x Culture brings together changemakers and leaders to celebrate self-expression, stay abreast of trends and developments in the workforce, and learn how to maximize the potential of individuals and companies.

This five-day immersive conference provides perspectives on innovative and forward-thinking ideas in the DEI&B space and helps address the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The C-Tribe x Culture Conference is for professionals, executives and stakeholders committed to advancing DEI&B in preparation for a more globally inclusive world.

Speakers and Artists

Founder & CEO
Black Pearl Global Investments

Founder & CEO
The Labz

Founder & CEO
MH3 Collective

Environmental Neuroscientist
Gepato Interactive

Founder & CEO
LaConnexional

Technology & UX Futurist
Clavis Studio

(Coming soon)

Conference Programming

Allyship

As businesses take stances in support of social movements they effectively position themselves as allies. Allies make the commitment and effort to recognize their privilege and work in solidarity with oppressed groups to enact change in the struggle for justice.  Thoughtful and committed allyship can positively impact organizations in a number of ways, not only creating an environment that invites greater diversity and inclusion and employee engagement but also fostering positive images that can increase brand loyalty and achieve broader corporate social responsibility goals. 

DEI&B Strategy & Planning

The DEI&B Strategy and planning for leaders intersect core concepts and tools from the disciplines of change/transformation, leadership accountability, measurement and action learning from the applied behavioral sciences.

The intended purpose of this programming is to help DEI practitioners gain a deeper understanding of the various levels of the system they must attend to when creating robust and sustainable DEI system-wide change.

Emerging Leadership

The C-suite has never been closer and within reach. Labor statistics indicate that most executive leadership positions will be vacant as senior leaders retire or exit the workforce within the next decade, creating new and exciting leadership opportunities for emerging leaders. The question is, as an emerging leader, will you be prepared for these opportunities when they arise? More importantly, will you have the requisite skills and savvy to successfully transition to executive leadership levels? This certificate is designed to help prepare you, as an emerging leader, for a successful career in leadership positions.

Inclusive Leadership

The demographics worldwide continue to rapidly change, and to build a culturally empowered workforce, companies will need to tap into global brainpower. The internet economy has enabled organizations to have employees, suppliers and customers anywhere globally. As the employee base, management teams, and executive leadership become more diverse, the most successful leaders will need to practice inclusive leadership. Today, we need business leaders who assert their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the community.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence involves a person’s awareness of his/her/their own emotions. Further, it includes the ability to handle relationships wisely and with empathy. Emotional intelligence is an immense asset for leaders as it allows them to maintain and control their own emotions while calmly addressing the needs of others. This session will discuss how emotional intelligence can enhance trust, respect, performance, and leadership acumen.

Anti-Racism

The pursuit of racial justice requires engaging in antiracism, the identification and elimination of policies, practices, values, norms, systems and structures that maintain inequalities and the oppression of minorities and marginalized individuals and communities. Antiracism primarily focuses on dismantling these barriers to promote an equitable environment.

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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.

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
  • Video on demand conference keynotes
  • 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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C-Tribe Discord access
Metaverse Village access
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VIP Dinner
VIP lounges
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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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