Christine Renaud – Keynote Speaker

CEO at Braindate, Mother, Award-Winning Serial Social Entrepreneur for the future of learning, Youth Author, Afternoon Dancer & Witch in training

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Specialist Subjects

  • Embracing the Witches in Business: Unleashing the Power of Feminine Leadership
  • Learning by Leading a Meaningful Life: A Revolution in Education.
  • Your Future is Just a Braindate Away: Embracing the Power of Learning from Each Other
  • Unlocking Human Growth: Transforming Your Workplace into a Vibrant Learnplace
  • Belonging in Action: Empowering DEIB through Collaborative Learning for an Inclusive Community
  • Ignite Growth and Self-Directed Learning: Leveraging the Power of Quests in Your Organization
  • The Unconventional Path: Embracing Purpose to Redefine Success
  • Rethinking Learning at Events: Breaking Free from a Failed Model


  • English
  • French


Christine Renaud is an internationally recognized social entrepreneur and graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she completed her master’s in education as a Know Fellow in 2008. She is the CEO and co-founder of e180, a B-Corporation founded in Montreal in 2011, whose mission is to reinvent the way humans learn around the world. e180 is behind the innovative technology product Braindate, which has over a million users and has been used by the the Skoll Forum, TED, Danone, Amazon, and Airbnb, among others, to generate more collaborative learning among their members and employees.

In 2022 and 2023, Braindate was nominated for the Webby Awards, which are considered the “Oscars of the internet”. Since then, Christine has distinguished herself as a sought-after editorial writer and speaker, sharing her experience with collaborative learning and her vision for the future of learning at events such as the World Innovation Summit in Education (Doha, Qatar), SXSW & SXSWedu (Austin, USA), Morgan Stanley Women’s Leadership Summit (Chicago, USA), C2 Montreal (Montreal, Canada), Creative Mornings (Montreal, Canada), re: publica (Berlin, Germany) and Tech Open Air (Berlin, Germany).

Christine Renaud was recognized in 2021 as a Most Outstanding International Impact Entrepreneur by the Quebec Businesswomen’s Network, and in 2018 as one of the Canadian Inspiring Fifty, honoring 50 women shaping the future of technology in Canada. She also won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 by Startup Canada and was selected as one of the “Most Innovative People in the Events Industry” by New York publication Bizbash in 2015.

Most recently, she co-founded La Cabane, a creative learning center that allows children to learn by leading a meaningful life, surrounded by their families and rooted in their community. In 2021, she also published her first book, Effrontées, telling the story of 21 badass Québécoises. When she’s not thinking about the learning revolution, she’s homeschooling her daughters, harvesting her flowers for some quirky creations, getting her hands dirty in clay, dancing under the disco ball of La Cabane, fermenting something, or boiling the maple sap from her communal-living-house in the country.

Popular Talks by Christine Renaud

Embracing the Witches in Business: Unleashing the Power of Feminine Leadership

Join Christine Renaud, the visionary founder of Braindate, for an empowering and thought-provoking keynote on “Witches in Business.” Through this captivating talk, encounter the trailblazing women who are fearlessly charting their path in today’s business landscape, unapologetically embracing the timeless values that women have embodied for centuries: courage, care, creativity, community, compassion,… and a bit of magic.

Discover and celebrate the trailblazing women who defied societal norms, shattered glass ceilings, and left an indelible mark on the business world. Christine will share inspiring stories of historical figures who harnessed their feminine leadership qualities, including intuition, resilience, collaboration, and empathy, to achieve remarkable success.

Uncover the lessons we can learn from these extraordinary women and how their approaches to leadership are still relevant and influential in today’s business landscape. Explore the ways in which their feminine leadership qualities have contributed to building successful enterprises, fostering inclusive cultures, and driving innovation.

In this keynote, Christine will guide you through an exploration of the untapped potential within each of us to embrace our own unique feminine leadership qualities. Discover practical strategies for cultivating these qualities within yourself and your organization, unlocking the power of diversity and inclusion for enhanced performance and long-term success.

Join Christine Renaud as she sheds light on the historical women who have blazed a trail for feminine leadership in business. Be inspired to embrace your own “witchy” powers, celebrate diversity, and create a workplace that values and amplifies the strengths of all individuals, regardless of gender.

Learning by Leading a Meaningful Life: A Revolution in Education.

Brace yourself for a revolutionary keynote experience with Christine Renaud, the visionary co-founder of Braindate and the Montreal-based creative family space, La Cabane. Join her on a transformative journey as she unveils a groundbreaking approach to children’s education, incorporating elements of the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten 4Ps framework and empowering young learners as agents of change in our society.

Through a guided virtual tour of the unique La Cabane and its people, Christine will challenge traditional educational paradigms and inspire leaders in education to envision a new frontier of learning. Discover how embracing a “learning by leading a meaningful life” philosophy can revolutionize children’s education and equip them with the tools they need to shape a better future.

Explore the power of the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten 4Ps—Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play—as foundational pillars for fostering creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in children. Christine will provide practical strategies and innovative examples that demonstrate how these principles can be integrated into educational settings, cultivating a sense of purpose and agency among young learners.

Redefine the role of children in our society as active participants and change-makers. Christine will ignite a paradigm shift, empowering leaders in education to view children as agents of change who have the capacity to contribute to their communities and make a positive impact.

Be prepared to challenge conventional notions of schooling and embrace a learner-centered approach that celebrates children’s unique talents, interests, and aspirations. Discover how to create environments that foster innovation, curiosity, and social responsibility, empowering children to become lifelong learners and leaders in their own right.

This revolutionary keynote will inspire leaders in education to reimagine children’s education, placing meaningful learning, creative expression, and societal impact at the forefront. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey that will shape the future of education and empower the next generation of change-makers.

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