Present at Cannexus

Planning for Cannexus, Canada's Career Development Conference, in January 2023, is now underway. Cannexus23 is expected to be a hybrid conference with both a live in-person portion in Ottawa, Canada and a virtual portion. The dates for the conference are January 23- 25, 2023. 

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the 17th annual Cannexus to submit a brief session outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages you to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.  

Submitting a proposal is not a commitment to present at the conference. If you submit a proposal and you are selected to present, you will receive a formal email invitation by the summer – with further details on session type, duration and whether in-person or virtual – and at that time you will be given a deadline to accept or decline the invitation. 

The Cannexus23 Call for Presenters deadline was June 17, 2022.

You are welcome to still submit a proposal, which will be added to the wait list for consideration. We will notify you if a spot becomes available.

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

Why Present?

Presenting at Cannexus, Canada’s largest bilingual Career Development Conference, provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career and workforce development. You will gain recognition as an expert and leader in the field at the conference and beyond. We expect participants from across Canada and internationally. In the past, our conferences have drawn more than 1,000 delegates each year.

Be part of Cannexus as one of our presenters!

  • Share new ideas or highlight notable projects, research and practices
  • Contribute to furthering cross-sectoral dialogue and building knowledge in the field
  • Advance your own professional development by demonstrating that you are staying current on what’s happening in career development
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  • Receive feedback and gain new perspectives from peers to further shape your work 
  • Meet new people or reconnect with colleagues who share your interests from different backgrounds, organizations and geographies – and build your network 
  • Increase the visibility of career development with funders, policymakers and the public 

Who Presents?

Cannexus presenters are researchers and practitioners from universities, schools, community agencies, governments, private practices and corporations. They are professionals in career and workforce development and related fields who are forward-thinkers with fresh and impactful ideas and projects to convey.

As the organizer of Cannexus, CERIC is committed to principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are actively encouraging the participation of individuals from equity-deserving groups, such as Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+ and persons with disability.


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Areas of Interest

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 counselling and career development fields.

  • Adult Education and Career Development 
  • Advocacy & Social Justice 
  • Application of Current Research, Theory & Methodology 
  • Building the Profile and Sustainability of the Career Development 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