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Cannexus Glossary Your Guide to Conference Lingo

Around the World Sessions

International speakers will present on global topics during different time zones from around the world. These four sessions will take place on every live conference day and will be outside of the Cannexus regular schedule between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET or 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET.

Live Plenary Sessions

Each live conference day will feature at least one live plenary session. These sessions include keynotes and will all feature a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A period (live chat).

Live Concurrent Sessions

Live concurrent presentations take place during Blocks 1-7 on every live conference day. These sessions feature a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A period (live chat). Some have single presenters while others have multiple panellists.

Spark! Session

Spark! session is the Cannexus-version of TED Talks. You will have the opportunity to hear three unique speakers each give a 15-minute talk on a topic that will “spark” you to think differently about your work. This year’s Spark! session will have a youth theme.

Supporting organizations

Supporting organizations in the career development field partner with Cannexus to promote the conference to their members and networks. Members of supporting organizations receive a discount on Cannexus registration.

Virtual Community Mosaic

The need for Canada’s career development communities to be united and working towards the common goal of Career Development for Public Good has never been more critical. The Virtual Community Mosaic is a powerful collaborative process where participants actually produce a small work of art that creates ONE LARGE COMMUNITY MOSAIC, in real time. Participants will be delighted with the final image – to be unveiled post-Cannexus.

Hallway Meetings

Hallway Meetings are generously brought to you by Douglas College. These video-based peer-to-peer matchmaking sessions take place during all breaks at Cannexus. To participate, you will be required to build your “Want to Meet” list in the platform by January 9, 2021. After this date, we will not be able to accommodate the peer-to-peer matchmaking functionality within your profile. If you complete your “Want to Meet” list by January 9, your meetings will be automatically scheduled in your personal agenda in the platform. After this date, we will not be able to accommodate the peer-to-peer matchmaking functionality within your profile. If you are unable to participate in Hallway Meetings, you will still be able to connect directly (by video or chat) with other attendees within the platform.

On-Demand Sessions

Pre-recorded on-demand sessions will be released in batches on each live conference day at designated times. While they are released during breaks of 15 or 30 minutes, the on-demand sessions themselves are 45 minutes in length and are intended to be viewed later at your convenience.

Pandemic Recovery Series

This series will focus on COVID-19 recovery and what the world and the reality of our clients and constituents could or should look like. Topics include decent work, social justice and sustainable jobs. There will be one Pandemic Recovery session per block on each day.

Virtual Exhibitor showcase

Virtual Exhibitor Showcase brings together organizations who offer programs, products and services of interest to career development professionals.

Workforce Development Spotlight

The Workforce Development Spotlight takes the form of one whole Block of six presentations on Wednesday, January 27 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET. It will explore how workforce strategies increase community capacity and improve employment opportunities through systemic change.