Social Events

Network & Mingle


Northern Hospitality at its Finest

The “work hard, play hard” attitude of Northerners is well known. Join us for exciting social events that are sure to increase networking opportunities!

Join us for the Meet and Greet for the opportunity to mingle with colleagues, connect with partners, and forge new business relationships with hundreds of event participants.

The Gala and Closing Ceremonies, held on the evening of February 11, is the final event of Northern Lights. This formal event will be hosted in the beautiful Trillium Ballroom at the Shaw Centre, with a spectacular view of Capital Hill, Rideau Canal, and the surrounding area. The Gala is a showcase of performers from across each of the three profiled regions, and also includes an auction to support Northern charities.

Various hospitality suites will also be hosted by a number of northern companies, individuals, and government groups on the evenings of February 9-11. Details will be made available as the program develops.



Conference Information

The Northern Lights Business & Cultural Showcase is designed to profile Eastern Arctic & North business, industry, history, and culture. With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, the conference is an excellent venue to learn more about what makes Canada's North unique and grow your northern network. No matter what you're interested in experiencing at the event, our host of options has something for everyone. Business and industry interests can be explored at the conference, on the tradeshow floor, and during workshops. For those looking to experience the culture and history of Eastern Arctic & North regions, our Arts & Cultural Pavilion will be busy throughout the event with demonstrations and displays from up and coming and established artists, craftspeople, and performers.

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If you’re interested in attending Canada’s only cultural and business showcase that highlights our country’s Eastern Arctic & North, register now for Northern Lights 2023, taking place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

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