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 select concurrent 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 select concurrent 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.

Health and safety are taken very seriously. We will be following Ontario and Ottawa Public Health guidance very closely over the coming months. Health and safety precautions will be communicated to in-person attendees in the lead-up to the conference.

The in-person Cannexus24 will feature two pre-conference workshops scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2024. The one on Career Theories and Models has a cost and the Indigenous Blanket Exercise is free. 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 2024.

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 Cannexus24 sessions will be recorded and remain available to attendees for three months following Cannexus.

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 2024. 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 Cannexus24. Attend Meetups, pop into a Roundtable session, or schedule 1:1 or group video meetings with other attendees. 

Cannexus24 will not feature virtual exhibitors, however, there will be an in-person exhibitor showcase.

The virtual conference platform offers attendees the ability to choose if they would like to view the platform 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

The virtual portion of Cannexus24 will be held on a new platform called VFairs. Attendees can look forward to an enhanced experience with even more opportunities for interaction.

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