Frequently Asked Questions


Cannexus will take place Jan. 27-29, 2025, both virtually and in Ottawa, Canada. The virtual and in-person portions are essentially separate events with different sessions taking place within the greater whole of the hybrid umbrella. But there will be multiple touchpoints throughout the conference where virtual and in-person delegates can interact. Regardless of which format you choose, you will still be part of a unique gathering where you will explore innovative approaches in career and workforce development, and connect with peers from across Canada and around the world. 

Although the virtual and in-person portions of Cannexus are mostly separate, there are sessions that act as bridges between the virtual and in-person experiences. Keynotes and Main Stage sessions will all be shown in both the virtual and in-person events at the same time. These sessions will be streamed from the Shaw Centre into the virtual conference platform.

Note: During the in-person conference, in-person attendees will not be able to view the virtual sessions. However, when the conference is over (after Jan. 29), all in-person attendees will be able to access the full virtual conference platform to watch the virtual recorded sessions for three months. Virtual attendees also receive three months’ access to the virtual platform.

In-person sessions will not be recorded or available to virtual attendees with the exception of in-person keynotes and Main Stage sessions, which will be streamed live in the virtual platform as well as recorded and available for viewing for three months.

The virtual and in-person portions are essentially separate events with different sessions taking place within the greater whole of the hybrid umbrella. But there will be multiple touchpoints throughout the conference where virtual and in-person delegates can interact.

You can choose the option that best meets your needs. If you love being able to learn & connect face-to-face with colleagues, Cannexus in-person is the best option for you. Can’t come to Ottawa? Or do you prefer the convenience of enjoying Cannexus from work or home? Virtual Cannexus is for you. It’s up to you!


Yes. All in-person attendees will have access to all the virtual conference recorded sessions for three months following the conference. Please note, in-person attendees will not have access to the virtual sessions until after the live conference days.

The in-person Cannexus25 will feature two pre-conference workshops scheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2025. The one on Career Counselling the Whole Person – Empathy, Strength, Creativity and Co-Construction of Career-Focused Solutions  has a cost. The information regarding the second pre-conference will be updated soon. It is essential to register in advance for either or both sessions as they have limited capacity.

Discounted travel fares to Ottawa for registered attendees are available for Via Rail, Air Canada and WestJet.

CERIC has negotiated reduced rates at hotels close to the Shaw Centre with the Westin, Novotel and Les Suites. Please note these discounted rates are available for only a limited time.


You will receive a login email in January 2025.

No. Only registered attendees who have paid their registration fees will receive an email with their login details in January. If you do not pay your registration fees before the conference, you will not be granted access to the virtual conference platform.

All virtual and hybrid Cannexus25 sessions will be recorded and remain available to attendees for three months following Cannexus.

No, this year, Cannexus will be using Pheedloop for its virtual conference. It has a successful track record among career development and other conferences for providing a very user-friendly experience.

To ensure that you do not have any difficulties logging into the platform on the live event days, we recommend you login to the platform when you receive your login details in mid-January 2025. When you login, you will be asked to build your attendee profile. You will also be able to take a look around the platform to get yourself acclimated to the functionality. 

There are many networking opportunities to participate in at Cannexus25. Attend Meetups organized by Cannexus25 supporting organizations, join a networking meeting , or schedule 1:1 or group video meetings with other attendees. 

Cannexus25 will  feature  both virtual  and in-person exhibitors. The exhibitor hours can be found in the schedule

The virtual conference platform offers attendees the ability to choose if they would like to view the text in English or French.

  • There are a variety of live and on-demand sessions offered in French.
  • All live sessions offer AI captioning into English or French
  • All live plenary sessions and main stage sessions include simultaneous interpretation (voice-over) into French and English captioning

Watch for more FAQS to be added throughout the year.

“As a first timer at Cannexus, I was worried about making meaningful connections. What I learned from the smaller group sessions and the larger keynote speakers is absolutely invaluable, and I was able to utilize key concepts in my practice and the day after the conference. This is a must-attend conference for any professionals in the career development field!"

Louisa Smith, Career Services Advisor, Lighthouse Labs, ON