Canadians Connected 2018



This event is available via webcast or in person at:

Infinity Convention Centre

2901 Gibford Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 2L9


None. To ensure that everyone interested can attend the event, we have made it free of charge.


Registration closed at 8 p.m. ET, September 25, 2018.


Canadians Connected is an annual event for Canadian internet users, and that means you! With cyber threats and data breaches affecting individuals and businesses across Canada, it is more important than ever to stay up to date on the latest treads and risks. Given the importance of these issues, this year’s event will focus on cybersecurity and privacy; how it affects you and what you can do to protect yourself.

In addition to discussions on the cybersecurity landscape, this event is your opportunity to learn about CIRA’s accomplishments from the past year and future organizational plans. Ask your questions during the Annual General Meeting, and find out how CIRA, along with your help, is working to build a better online Canada.  

What’s in it for you?

  • High-profile Canadian speaker: Hear from Nicole Verkindt, Startup Canada’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, founder of OMX and Dragon on CBC’s Next Gen Dragon’s Den.
  • Get your questions answered: Participate in the conversation by asking industry experts your cybersecurity and privacy questions during the panel discussion.   
  • Exclusive learning opportunities: You will get the chance to meet leaders in Canada’s internet community and get an insider view on CIRA’s recent activities and future plans. 
  • Contribute to the direction of Canada’s internet: Get involved in the governance of an organization that is building a better online Canada for all Canadians.

Want to know more about the event? View the agenda for more details.

Attending via webcast

Can’t join us in person? You can still participate by registering for the webcast.

Pre-registration for the webcast is required by September 25, 2018 at 8 PM ET.

Webcast links and login information will be sent to registered participants the day before the event. Please test your system in advance. If you have any problems logging in, please contact

Attending in person

Free parking is available at the Infinity Convention Centre.

For those that prefer not to drive, CIRA is offering an Uber discount to Members.

For those who prefer to take the bus, OC Transpo routes 87, 92, 97, 99, 116, 189, 197 and 199 stop near the convention centre.

Event sponsors

Alphabet Creative
 McCabe Promotional

Important to know…

As per the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and CIRA’s By-law, in order to participate as a voting Member in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) either online or in-person, you must have been a CIRA Member at least 21 days prior to the AGM (specifically, by end of day September 6, 2018) and continue to be a Member at the start of the AGM.

Not a CIRA Member?

Apply online! To be eligible to vote in the AGM and Board of directors election, we recommend you submit your membership application by August 30, 2018 to allow time for processing.