Montreal Meets Two

Second Annual Design Conference Aims to Inspire

Montreal Meets Two kicks off this Saturday, bringing in acclaimed digital artists from around the world for the second annual design conference.

The event, which aims to “connect with the creative world,” is hosted by François Hoang owner of Aoiro Studio and editor of the blog Abduzeedo.

Hoang, who organised a similar event at Concordia last year, wanted to build on the success of the previous Montreal Meets, which featured speakers Fabio Sasso and James White.

This year will see Shelby White, Rik Oostenbroek and Radim Malinic added to that list.

The logistics of planning a two-day conference, however, proved almost too much for Hoang.

“Three weeks ago, I wanted to cancel.” Hoang said, noting financial struggles and a mounting workload. But after a strengthening of resolve and a “change in strategy,” Hoang managed to get the word out through social media, a reworked press kit and just talking to students and other designers.

The event is almost sold out, but tickets will still be sold at the door (cash-only). Hoang is also offering a discount for students at $48 for both days.

Montreal Meets Two / April 7-8 / 1 p.m. / The Conservatoire (4750 Henri-Julien, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2C8) / $48