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.
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.
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.
Get ready to challenge traditional notions of learning as Christine Renaud, a pioneer in collaborative learning, takes the stage to inspire you to open your mind to the incredible potential of learning from the people around you. In this thought-provoking keynote, discover how meaningful connections and shared experiences can shape your future, with or without formal braindates.
Join Christine as she shares inspiring stories of individuals who have embraced the power of learning from each other, igniting personal and professional transformations. Through captivating narratives, she will illustrate that while braindates can be a catalyst for growth, the fundamental key lies in our willingness to engage with and learn from the diverse perspectives and experiences that surround us every day.
Explore practical strategies for fostering meaningful connections, nurturing curiosity, and leveraging the collective wisdom of your network. Christine will highlight the importance of creating spaces for authentic conversations and knowledge sharing, enabling transformative learning experiences to unfold naturally.
Discover that you don’t need formal braindates to tap into the wealth of knowledge and insights available from the people around you. Christine will empower you to open your mind, embrace serendipitous encounters, and actively seek opportunities for learning and growth in your everyday interactions.
Be prepared to challenge your preconceptions about how learning happens and embrace a mindset of continuous growth. Christine will guide you to recognize the untapped potential of the people in your network, inspiring you to forge meaningful connections, foster collaboration, and leverage the collective brilliance of those around you.
Join Christine Renaud in this inspiring keynote as she invites you to unlock the transformative power of learning from each other. Embrace the notion that your future is not limited to formal braindates but is, in fact, just a conversation, a shared experience, or an open mind away.
Join Christine Renaud, co-founder of Braindate by e180, for an inspiring keynote as she explores the transformative journey of turning workplaces into vibrant learnplaces. Drawing on the organization’s experience, Renaud will share valuable insights on why this shift is crucial and provide practical strategies to implement it effectively.
Discover how her team has reimagined the traditional workplace, creating a unique environment that fosters continuous learning and development. Renaud will delve into the core of their “human growth proposition,” showcasing how it drives employee engagement, satisfaction, and organizational success, helping you to define yours.
In this engaging session, attendees will gain an understanding of how embracing a human growth mindset can revolutionize their organization’s culture, leading to improved retention rates and enhanced productivity, particularly among Gen Z employees. Renaud will explore the tangible benefits of prioritizing growth and learning over a narrow focus on productivity.
Furthermore, Renaud will unveil the distinct learning opportunities available exclusively within the organization. Attendees will learn how team members gain access to a diverse range of knowledge and experiences that go beyond traditional training programs. Discover the power of the learnplace as a catalyst for personal and professional growth.
Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your workforce? Join Christine Renaud on this transformative journey and discover how turning your workplace into a learnplace can unleash the power of human growth, elevate employee development, and fuel organizational success.
Join Christine Renaud, visionary co-founder of Braindate, as she dives into the dynamic realm of collaborative learning and its profound impact on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives. In this thought-provoking keynote session, Renaud will shed light on how collaborative learning can serve as a powerful catalyst for driving positive change within organizations and communities.
Collaborative learning goes beyond traditional training methods, empowering individuals to actively participate in the co-creation of knowledge and fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Renaud will explore the intersection between collaboration, learning, and DEIB, highlighting how they intertwine to create a more equitable and empowered society.
Drawing from real-world examples and Braindate’s expertise in facilitating meaningful connections, Renaud will share practical strategies and best practices for leveraging collaborative learning to support DEIB initiatives. Discover how organizations can harness the collective intelligence of their diverse workforce, enabling individuals to learn from each other’s lived experiences, perspectives, and expertise.
During this enlightening keynote, Renaud will delve into the transformative potential of collaborative learning to break down silos, challenge biases, and foster empathy. Explore how communities built on trust and active dialogue can create an environment where individuals feel safe to share their stories, learn from one another, and collectively work towards a more inclusive future.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Christine Renaud as she unpacks the power of collaborative learning in supporting DEIB initiatives. Join us for an engaging keynote that will inspire you to reimagine how your organization can cultivate an inclusive and empowered community through collaboration, learning, and shared experiences.
Join Christine Renaud, visionary co-founder of Braindate, on an inspiring journey into the transformative world of Quests and their impact on personal and organizational growth. In this keynote, Renaud will share insights and experiences, guiding you through the Quest process and demonstrating how it fuels self-directed learning within organizations.
Quests are more than projects; they are transformative adventures that push boundaries and ignite passion. Whether you seek personal growth or aim to foster a culture of continuous learning in your organization, Quests provide a powerful framework for discovery and implementation.
Renaud, drawing from her expertise in creating dynamic learning experiences, will unveil the fundamental elements of a Quest and demonstrate their application in your organizational context. Learn how to identify and design Quests that align with strategic objectives while inspiring individuals to step outside their comfort zones.
During this engaging keynote, discover how Quests act as catalysts for self-directed learning. Renaud will delve into the psychological and motivational aspects of Quests, exploring their ability to spark curiosity, drive autonomy, and foster intrinsic motivation. Gain practical strategies to empower employees to take ownership of their learning journey, unlocking untapped potential and driving innovation.
With real-life case studies and practical examples, Renaud will showcase how Braindate’s Quest framework has helped organizations cultivate a culture of learning and development. Gain insights into how Quests empower individuals to set ambitious goals, experiment with new skills, and nurture a growth mindset, leading to increased employee engagement and satisfaction.
Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the transformative power of Quests and learn how to effectively implement them in your organization. Join Christine Renaud in this inspiring keynote to unlock the potential of self-directed learning and ignite a fire within your team, propelling them to new heights of personal and professional growth.
Prepare to be captivated by Christine Renaud, the visionary co-founder of Braindate, one of Canada’s pioneering certified B-Corps and a two-time recipient of the esteemed Best For The World award. Join us for an inspiring keynote presentation as Renaud shares her transformative journey, highlighting the profound and interconnected benefits of purpose-driven work environments. Discover how these environments not only foster individual growth but also drive community impact and thriving business success.
In a world seeking a better way forward, Renaud has blazed a trail—a path guided by purpose and devoted to creating positive change. Through Braindate, she has revolutionized how we connect, learn, and grow, cultivating spaces that nurture individuals while simultaneously uplifting communities. Now, Renaud invites you to explore the remarkable possibilities that emerge when purpose becomes the driving force behind personal, communal, and business achievements.
During this keynote session, Renaud will delve into the transformative power of purpose-driven work environments. Drawing upon her own experiences and the inspiring journey of Braindate, she will demonstrate how purpose not only fuels individual growth but also serves as a catalyst for creating meaningful community impact and driving business success.
Join us for this inspiring keynote session and unlock the full potential of purpose-driven work environments to fuel individual growth, make a meaningful impact on communities, and drive thriving business success. Gain invaluable insights from Christine Renaud’s transformative journey and embrace purpose as the guiding light in shaping a brighter, more purposeful future for all.
In this transformative keynote, Christine Renaud, co-founder of Braindate and a trailblazer in the field of collaborative learning, shares her profound insights on why events should break away from the failed school model of learning. Drawing from her extensive experience in creating thousands of unique collaborative learning experiences through Braindate, Renaud reveals the power of embracing a new paradigm that prioritizes collaboration, self-direction, and experiential learning.
Renaud’s expertise challenges the notion that events should follow the traditional “sage on stage” model, where knowledge is passively delivered to participants. Instead, she champions a paradigm shift towards a collaborative learning culture, where events become vibrant ecosystems of shared knowledge, active participation, and peer-to-peer connections. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of why replicating the school model within event settings hinders true engagement and hampers meaningful learning experiences.
By sharing success stories and lessons learned from Braindate’s innovative platform, Renaud demonstrates how events can empower participants to drive their own learning journeys. She explores the transformative potential of self-directed learning, where attendees curate their experiences, pursue their passions, and actively engage with content that aligns with their individual needs and interests. Renaud provides practical strategies on how event organizers can create environments that foster autonomy, curiosity, and ownership over the learning process.
Moreover, Renaud delves into the power of experiential learning at events. By shifting the focus from passive listening to active doing, events can become immersive and hands-on experiences that enable participants to acquire practical skills, experiment with new ideas, and solve real-world challenges. Renaud shares insights on designing interactive workshops, collaborative activities, and simulations that facilitate deep learning and meaningful connections among attendees.
Don’t miss this enlightening keynote as Christine Renaud, a visionary in collaborative event-based learning, inspires you to break free from the outdated school model. Learn from her experiences in creating thousands of unique collaborative learning experiences through Braindate. Gain the tools and insights necessary to transform your events into dynamic, participant-driven spaces that foster collaboration, self-direction, and experiential learning. Join us as we reimagine the future of event education, leaving behind the failures of the past and embracing a new era of transformative learning experiences.
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"Christine Renaud is an incredibly inspiring speaker. We had her as a featured speaker at our financial services firm at our most sought after conference of the year to speak about entrepreneurship and experiential learning. Expectations were high as our attendees of 400 top executives made a considerable investment of time to attend the 2-day conference. Our organization–and industry as a whole–faces new headwinds daily, requiring us to differentiate ourselves to retain our customers and grow business. We needed someone to energize and motivate our team to think differently about how we embrace innovation, learning & engagement. Feedback was off the charts for Christine. She was insightful, motivating, and brought ideas to our team that galvanized them to engage with clients and each other."
Chief Operating Officer, Coqual, New York City (formerly of Morgan Stanley)
"Working with Christine Renaud was a transformative experience. Her inspiring vision and strategic leadership were key drivers of our project. Christine created a collaborative work environment where every voice was valued. Her ability to anticipate challenges and find innovative solutions was remarkable. Her passion for learning and dedication to excellence inspired the whole team. Working with Christine was a unique opportunity, and I'm grateful to have been able to collaborate with such an exceptional leader."
"Christine was featured speaker for GE’s quarterly Crotonville alumni call, reaching thousands of current and former GE leaders. Her explorer’s mindset and down-to-earth style were a big hit. She fueled our collective imagination around new possibilities in peer-to-peer learning. This ultimately catalyzed a large scale social learning experiment as part of the company’s experiential learning approach."
Executive Leader, GE Crotonville
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