Present at Cannexus

Thank you to all who submitted proposals for Cannexus24.

The Cannexus24 Call for Presenters closed on June 2, 2023.

If you still wish to submit using the Proposal form, your session will be added to a wait list and you’ll be contacted if a presentation slot becomes available.

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET

Please read the Guidelines and Terms of Presenting before proceeding to the Proposal Form.

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the annual Cannexus conference to submit a brief session outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages you to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

Share the Cannexus24 Call for Presenters with a colleague!


Contribute to the largest bilingual Career Development Conference in Canada!

Inspire others thanks to your knowledge

  • Share learnings, diverse perspectives and innovative approaches
  • Increase the visibility and impact of career development
  • Advocate for the well-being of peoples in Canada

Gain experience and a new level of networking

  • Explore new viewpoints and benefit from national and international cross-sectoral peers
  • Meet new people or reconnect with professionals with common or related interests
  • Grow your presentation skills within the most diverse and comprehensive career development landscape

CERIC is thrilled to open its Call for Presenters for Cannexus24 to anyone who wants to help the career development community to reflect, celebrate, inspire and dig into new trends. Speakers can present in person in Ottawa, Canada, or virtually on the Cannexus platform.

Presenting at Cannexus provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information and explore unique and effective approaches in the areas of career counselling and career and workforce development. The conference brought together more than 2,000 people across Canada and the world last year!

Are you the presenter we are looking for?

Cannexus speakers are researchers and practitioners from universities, schools, community agencies, governments, private practices and corporations. We strongly encourage proposals from individuals from equity-deserving groups, including Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities.

Speakers and attendees are professionals in career and workforce development and related fields who are forward-thinkers with fresh and impactful ideas and projects to convey.

Post-secondary Institutions

Community Agencies

Private Practices




Recommendations for preparing a successful proposal

Our goal is to ensure that Cannexus includes a well-balanced mix of high-quality sessions that will meet the diverse interests of delegates.

This year, we will be selecting approximately 100 submissions for the program, so here is what you need to know to make the most of your proposal:

What to present

CERIC has identified areas of interest to assist presenters in targeting the content of their sessions. These are examples only; however, all proposals need to reference career, employment or workforce development.

  • Adult Education and Career Development 
  • Advocacy & Social Justice 
  • Application of Current Research, Theory & Methodology 
  • Building the Profile and Sustainability of the Sector 
  • Career Development for Youth Outside of School 
  • Career Education K-12 Students 
  • Career Education Post-Secondary 
  • Change Management and Resilience 
  • Client Mental Health 
  • Effective Career Counselling/Coaching Techniques 
  • Employee Recruitment & Engagement 
  • Employment/Training Programs (Community, Government, Industry) 
  • Entrepreneurship & Self-Employment 
  • Experiential/Work-Integrated Learning
  • Future of Work and the Workplace  
  • Global Perspectives on Career Development Research & Practice 
  • Indigenous Career Development 
  • Job Search Strategies 
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Labour Market Information 
  • Leadership Development 
  • Management & HR Issues for Career/Employment Centre Directors 
  • Mature Worker Career Development 
  • New Technology & Tools for Career Professionals 
  • Online Career Service Delivery/Remote Learning Approaches 
  • Rural Career & Community Economic Development 
  • Self-Care for Career Professionals 
  • Supporting Clients with Disabilities 
  • Workforce Planning & Development 
  • Working with Newcomer and Refugee Communities