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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 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.

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).

On-Demand Sessions

75 pre-recorded on-demand sessions will be released in batches of 20-25 on each live conference day at designated times.

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.