Together, let’s transform the workplace.

October 16 2018 TOHU, Montreal.

A forum to rethink companies

Above all, CultureFest is an opportunity to exchange, get inspired and learn, in order to create a movement that will rebuild the workplace.

During this day of conferences and experimenting, let’s take the time to think about inevitable challenges like the learning culture, corporate innovation, the search for meaning in organizations and creating more diverse, inclusive workplaces.

Because things don’t just change on their own, let’s come together to make a difference!

Idea bearers


Learning culture



Jean-Daniel Petit 

President and founder at Beside Media House

Founder and president of BESIDE, a premium media brand who aims to bridge the gap between humans and nature with high quality content and memorable experiences. He is also the co-founder of abitibi&co., a Québec-based business that manufactures canoes and kayaks, which are sold throughout Canada and the United States. He has worked in the communications industry for over 10 years, where he collaborated with local and international clients like Paramount Pictures, Coca-Cola, Georges St-Pierre, New Era, Cirque du Soleil, Adidas, McDonald’s, etc. / Over his career, he has won many design and marketing awards across North America.



Louis Morissette

Author and producer at KOTV

Louis, a class of 1996 graduate from L’École nationale de l’humour, stood out from the beginning with his scathing humor, which earned him, among other things, the Jury Prize in the comedy competition Laval qui rit. He has evolved over the years to become a full-fledged author and comedian, becoming the head of KOTV, which he founded in 2011 with Louis-Philippe Drolet and Alain Chicoine. KOTV now includes KO Media, KO Édition, KO Scène and KO 24. He’s an important figure in Quebec’s cultural and media scene and never refuses to question himself in order to improve as a manager and as a human being.



Tristan Vendé

Décathlon Canada

Passionate advocate of physical activity, Tristan began his Décathlon’s adventure as a product designer. He now wears many hats, including leading the development of the brand in the greater Montreal area and Canada. Newly arrived in the Montreal sphere, Décathlon is distinguishing itself by its inventive vision of the consumer experience.



Valérie Pisano

President and CEO of Mila

Valérie has over 10 years of experience in diversity, leadership, organizational culture and teamwork dynamics. Appointed CEO of Mila—an artificial intelligence research lab—she joins an emerging group of women leading tech companies, here and abroad. She was Chief Talent Officer at Cirque du Soleil and cofounded The Mobïus Bias Project, an initiative focused on accelerating the dialogue on female leadership roles by exploring unconscious bias influences in our daily interactions. She began her career at McKinsey & Company after a Master Degree in Economics at HEC Montreal and is now the proud mother of three girls.


Culture d'apprentissage

Robert Kegan

Psychologist and author

Robert is the William and Miriam Meehan Research Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, his forty years of research and writing on adult development have influenced the practice of leadership development, executive coaching, and change management throughout the world. His most recent co-authored book, An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, has already won several awards and is a business-best seller in Japan. For the past several years, Bob has served as a trusted advisor to CEOs in the private and public sectors in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia.

The next idea bearers will be announced shortly!

3 Reasons to Attend CultureFest

Learn and Apply

Whether it be through our expert’s conferences or our new workshops, the CultureFest team really wants you to leave the TOHU with ideas that are applicable to your working environment.

Think Together

CultureFest gives you the opportunity to connect with a unique community of practice that also want to revolutionize the way we work.

Be Part of Something Unique

CultureFest combines technologies and innovative organizational practices in a memorable space to help us pave the way for the future of work.