Ottawa’s social event of the year—a place to make new friends, level-up your career, and contribute to a better city.
This is a networking event like no other.
GenNext gathers young entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and change makers from across the city to enjoy great food, drinks, and most importantly—each other.
In a place as expansive as Ottawa, it can be easy to feel isolated or like you don’t have the connections you need to get where you want to be.
Schmoozefest is the perfect remedy for that: when you make your social circle larger, it makes the city feel smaller.
What you can expect
Mix and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere with an excellent crowd.
Meet and connect with featured community leaders in social enterprise, business, government, media and more. Check out this year’s roster of People 2 Know.
Enjoy complimentary food courtesy of our delectable sponsors from across the city
Grab a complimentary drink from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Top Shelf Distillers or Dominion City Brewing Company
Get a chance to win great prizes!
We’re all about 100% local impact
Schmoozefest doesn’t just give you a chance to socialize. You have the opportunity to be a part of something big in Ottawa—whether it be by making a single donation to GenNext Ottawa or becoming a supporter of one of our three Giving Circles.
Become a Giving Circle Supporter with a full *$240 donation (that’s just $20 per month!) between Sept 12 and Oct 18 and receive a complimentary Schmoozefest 2019 ticket, valued at $40!
Bring a group of six and get a discount! ($210 total, $35 each)