Next stop, Movin’On : Pro tips for optimizing your experience

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Taking part in the most important world summit on sustainable mobility can seem a bit overwhelming. What to do? What to see? What to expect?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide that will help you make the most of your experience. Other than the helpful Concierges Extraordinaire – whom will be dedicated to your complete and utter happiness – you can find all the information you need on klik, the event platform linked to your smart badge.

On May 23, you received an invitation to join klik and start creating your own personalized schedule. If you have not already done so, log onto the platform today to start planning your two-day and a half at Movin’On.

Here’s an overview of the key elements of the Movin’On experience, and what you need to know to take full advantage of each.

Talks and panels

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During Movin’On, you get a chance to hear some of the most passionate and exciting influencers in the world. It provides the perfect setup for an annual dose of thought-provoking inspiration which will undoubtedly lead to concrete solutions for a sustainable and connected mobility.

Why: To get a healthy dose of inspiration
Where: Two stages: the Michelin 360 Big Top and the more intimate Cabaret Total
When: From approximately 9 am to 6 pm each day
Registration: None necessary

Pro tips:

  • On klik, build your personalized schedule based on sessions you are interested in
  • Show up early

Workshops and masterclasses

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It’s one thing to be inspired by a thought-provoking talk, but nothing beats putting concepts to the test yourself. That’s why workshops and masterclasses make for such an important part of the Movin’On experience. There will be around 70 of these 90-minute hands-on sessions, with at least five workshops and masterclasses happening at any given time in various venues throughout the village. These sessions require early registration and it pays to do so well in advance as capacity is quite limited.

Why: To dig deeper into the content by collaborating with fellow participants
Where: Various venues throughout the village, including the Faurecia Garage, the Factory, the Tent, the Gallery, the BNP Paribas Shed and the Studio
When: From approximately 9:30 am to 5:30 pm each day, with the exception of the last day when they start at around 8:30 am
Registration: Register through klik; note that capacity is limited and that you will be invited to register to a maximum of one (1) workshops AND one masterclasses (1) per day.
Pro tips: Browse the Movin’On complete schedule now to spot your top picks

Braindates

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A business conference is only as interesting as the people it convenes. Braindates are targeted learning meetings, organized on the basis of the offers and requests for knowledge as expressed by participants. These meaningful 30-minute peer-learning meetups are uniquely personalized, due to the expertise of professional matchmakers who will be on-site to guide you towards your next braindate. If you haven’t been on a braindate yet, trust us, they’re addictive. Learn more about braindates here.

Why: To plan meaningful encounters with passionate, knowledgeable people
Where: A few minutes before the specified time of your Braindate, check in at the Braindate Lounge presented by Thales
When: Day and night, throughout the two days and a half
Registration: To book braindates, open Braindate on the main menu of klik and explore the topic market
Pro tip: Be proactive, send invitations and get out of your comfort zone. You’ll be blown away.

Labs

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Whether you labour as an innovation-hungry creative, or pursue a career within the more structured constraints of a conventional industry, now and again everyone needs to get our of their comfort zone and let their imagination run free. At Movin’On, both participants and experts are encouraged to throw off the shackles of the daily grind and take part in our unique collaborative sessions known as “labs”. But be forewarned! Anything can happen in a lab. Learn more about Labs here.

Why: To brainstorm outside of your comfort zone
Where: In the Solvay Hangar
When: From approximately 8 am to 7 pm each day
Registration: Drop in at the counter in the Solvay Hangar to grab a ticket for a specific time
Pro tip: Just do it. Seriously, don’t hesitate, over-analyze, or question yourself. Go for it.

Ride & Drive 
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Everything you’ve always imagined, but never thought would be within your reach… becomes a reality at Movin’On. The Ride & Drive presented by the government of Quebec will take you on a trip you won’t soon forget. Climb aboard the latest autonomous vehicles before they hit the market/showroom floor, grab a seat on a zero-emission electric bus, try out an electric bike, motorcycle or boat… Movin’On will transport you into a wild world of dreams! Learn more about the Ride & Drive here.

Why: To set foot in the vehicles of the future
Where: In the main parking, in front of the Arsenal, on the Lachine canal and within the walls of the Movin’On village
When: From approximately 10 am to 4 pm each day, with the exception of the last day, from 10 am to 13 pm
Registration: Rendez-vous at the Ride & Drive registration tent located in the main parking in front of the Arsenal to book your test drives of the day (maximum of two test drives throughout the event)

Pro tip: 

  • Participants must be over 18 years old. Don’t forget to bring a valid driver’s licence.
  • Buckle up and… smile!

Eating and drinking

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Pastries, espresso, salads, tapas, ceviches and tartares, tacos, vegan bowls, oysters, grilled everything, impromptu snacks and cocktails under the stars… There will be no shortage of delicious eats and drinks at Movin’On. Montrealers typically know how to have a good time, and there will be no shortage of that, either.

Why: Because it’s delicious – and you gotta eat
Where: More than a dozen bars, restaurants, food counters and food trucks, open all day across the village
When: Open all day and evening from approximately 8 am to at least 11 pm
Reservations: None necessary

Pro tip: 

  • The site is cashless again this year, so bring your credit card, or better yet, securely link you credit card account to your klik profile to pay with your smart badge!
  • No need to reserve a table offsite: stick around until dark and enjoy the best patio in Montréal

Minimizing your footprint

We’re working hard on making Movin’On an event true to its theme : sustainable and green. Here’s how to join in the effort :

  • All dishes used on the site are either compostable, ceramic or glass. Take the time to sort your waste into the appropriate bins
  • Bring your own water bottle. No single-use plastic bottles will be sold onsite
  • If you intend on using our live translation service, bring your own (higher quality) headphones instead of picking up complimentary earbuds on site
  • To get to and from the site, choose from among several low-carbon options available, including the metro, Bixi, our car-sharing partner Communauto and OuiHop’. If you decide to go for Communauto or OuiHop’, combine utility with pleasure by inviting another participant to accompany you – and why not take advantage of the opportunity and make a braindate?
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And, of course, falling in love with Montréal

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If you are from out of town, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to stick around for the weekend to catch a show or two at the FTA and grab a bagel on St-Viateur (or Fairmount, the food war rages on, sixty years and counting). Discover some of Montreal’s best kept secrets here.

Questions? Ask your Concierge, or contact us at letsmove@c2.biz.