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Exceptional Events Coming to the Shaw Centre

Many groundbreaking gatherings at the Shaw Centre are open to the public. Explore our list of upcoming events and plan your visit!

Dec 5-7

Special Chiefs Assembly & National Chief Election

Save the date for the Special Chiefs Assembly & National Chief Election which will take place from December 5-7, 2023 at Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

Jan 24

Ottawa Job Fair & Training Expo

Welcome to the Ottawa Job Fair and Training Expo. Meet with Canada's hiring companies and training institutions.

Jan 26-27

16th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation

Since its formation in 2009, the Ottawa Conference has become an important accredited opportunity for health professionals seeking to gain or enhance knowledge in clinical smoking cessation – an important area of clinical practice. Hear from national and international smoking cessation experts on the latest ideas and evidence in clinical tobacco treatment, program development and smoking cessation research.

Jan 29-31


Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference. This year, Cannexus24 takes place from January 29-31, 2024, both virtually and in Ottawa, Canada. The virtual and in-person portions are essentially separate programs with shared keynotes & various touchpoints throughout the conference for virtual and in-person delegates to interact.

Feb 11-15

14th Annual Ottawa Radiology Review Course

This course will provide a week-long broad spectrum review of radiological sub-specialties for radiologists and residents in preparation for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada licensing exam in Diagnostic Radiology.

Feb 26-28

2024 International Indigenous Tourism Conference

#2024IITC is thrilled to invite you to the unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg Territory in Ottawa, Ontario, from February 26 to 28, 2024, for the world’s largest Indigenous Tourism Conference. IITC is a gathering of industry professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and partners dedicated to promoting and celebrating the vibrant world of Indigenous tourism.

Mar 7

Ottawa Job Fair & Training Expo

Welcome to the Ottawa Job Fair and Training Expo. Meet with Canada's hiring companies and training institutions.

Apr 21-30

Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee

The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-4), is scheduled to take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Canada, within the period 21 to 30 April 2024 inclusive of one day for regional consultations.

May 7-9

PDW 2024

Each year, DPI holds its annual PDW, a premier learning event for digital professionals. PDW is attended by 5800+ delegates ranging from technical analysts and policy makers to senior managers and Executives who all share a common goal: self-development.