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Network & Mingle at Northern Lights 2018


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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.

All Northern Lights participants are eligible to attend the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) Ceremony on January 31. The program will include high-profile hosts and presenters, first-class Arctic entertainment, and the award of the $3M prize! Visit the AIP website for more details.

Prior to the AIP ceremony, join us for the Meet and Greet for a chance to mingle with colleagues, connect with partners, and forge new business relationships.

The Gala and Closing Ceremonies, held on the evening of February 3, 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 the Eastern Arctic and North region, 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 1-2. 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 2016, taking place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

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