We are so proud of the partners that we have joining us to make Gem Conference 2019 an incredible experience for our attendees. When we were looking at who we wanted to partner with it was important that their values aligned with ours: modern businesses that offer opportunity for all to grow, prosper and engage with.




Heart & Crown has been a locally owned business in the Ottawa community for over 25 years, with 5 pubs across the city. H&C has joined Gem Conference as the presenting sponsor of our photo booth + backdrop. 

Read about the Heart & Crown team and business philosophies in this recent blog post



Fresh Legal is a boutique family law firm in Ottawa focused on collaborative, out of court solutions. Their unique, values driven approach to divorce and separation empowers their clients through every step of the process.

Driven by a desire to change how clients experience separation and divorce, Jennifer Reynolds founded Fresh Legal in 2015.  She guides her clients through the separation process with kindness, compassion and knowledge.  With almost a decade of experience, Jennifer knows that the law is only one aspect of a separation and she works with her network of referral partners to ensure each client’s unique needs are met. 

Jillian joined Fresh Legal in 2018 after practicing family law in Nova Scotia. She has proven herself both in and out of the courtroom, and skillfully navigates her clients through complex legal situations with sensitivity and foresight.  Jillian’s infectious smile and genuine desire to help ensures that she develops a quick and easy rapport with her clients.

Through education and advocacy, Fresh Legal empowers real people to make the best choices for themselves and their families.



A subscription box for Canadian female creative entrepreneurs.
For the hustlers, dreamers and creatives.
Each item and digital resource in our seasonal boxes are made by
Canadian owned small businesses, most of which are women owned.

Available as a quarterly subscription, annual or single purchase. Stay Creative Box will be set up at Gem Conference so that you can have the opportunity to explore their boxes in person, and what they offer their clients.




Since 2006 Beau’s Brewing Co. has been brewing interesting, tasty beers like our Lug Tread Lagered Ale using the best ingredients & local spring water. Our family takes pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and our local communities, and delivered with a true sense of friendly relationship.

Beau’s is a close-knit, family-and-friends-run, Canadian craft brewery. While our blended family has grown quite a bit since the early days, our warm and familial company culture has remained the same. Beau’s is family run and employee owned – and the people who helped build the company will be the stewards of its future.