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Around the World Sessions (Virtual and In-person Viewing Party)

International speakers will present on global topics during different time zones from around the world. These three 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.

Exhibitor Showcase (Virtual and In-person)

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

Live Plenary Sessions (Virtual, In-person and In-person Viewing Party)

Each live conference day will feature at least one live plenary session. These sessions include keynotes and will consist of a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A period.

Pandemic Recovery Series

This series will focus on the continuing 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.

Spark! Session (Virtual and In-person)

This is the Cannexus version of TED Talks. You will have the opportunity to listen to a unique speaker who will “spark” you to think differently about your work.

Viewing Party (In-person)

Viewing Parties will broadcast live virtual sessions into the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. In-person attendees will be able to engage with virtual attendees and the virtual speakers via the chat in the app.

Sector Leaders Sessions

Aimed at Executive Directors, Directors and Senior Managers across the career and workforce development sector, these sessions examine organizational, sectoral and economic changes and what they means for decision-makers and change agents in our communities.

Workforce Development Spotlight

The Workforce Development Spotlight takes the form of one whole Block of five presentations on Monday, January 24 from 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm ET. It will explore how workforce strategies increase community capacity and improve employment opportunities through systemic change.

Cannexus Reflections

Introducing a BONUS ​virtual conference day, Cannexus Reflections on Feb. 4. Scheduled to take place just over a week after the conference ends, all attendees are invited to attend this day (included in your registration). The bonus day is intended to help you to reflect on what you heard and to facilitate you taking action.

Hallway Meetings (virtual)

These video-based group (4-5 people) matchmaking sessions take place during one break each day. If you sign up for Hallway Meetings, CERIC will randomly match you with other attendees and schedule the Zoom Meeting in your personal schedule in the virtual conference platform. Attendees interested in participating in Hallway Meetings can sign up when they register on the Cannexus registration form.

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 25% discount on Cannexus registration.

On-Demand Sessions (virtual)

Pre-recorded on-demand sessions will be released in batches on each live conference day at designated times. The on-demand sessions are 45 minutes in length and are intended to be viewed at your convenience. All on-demand sessions will be available for attendees to view in the platform for six months following the conference.

Live Concurrent Sessions (Virtual and In-person)

Live concurrent presentations take place on every live conference day. These sessions feature a 30-minute or a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A period. Some have single presenters while others have multiple panellists.

*All virtual sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to view in the platform for six months following the conference.