Collision Conference is one of the largest annual tech conferences held in Toronto, Canada.
Now entering its 5th year, it is considered to be the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. 2019 was the first year this conference was held in Canada, from May 20th to 23rd.
It brought in more than 25000 attendees and included many influential speakers such as Seth Rogen (Houseplant), Peggy Johnson (Microsoft), Ryan Holmes (Hootsuite) and Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Government of Canada).
For 2020, Collision Conference will be held in the Enercare Center, located in Toronto from June 22nd to 25th. This conference is highly regarded for its interaction between buyers and sellers of technology and also known for its excellent networking events and speaker segments that provide valuable insight into cutting-edge technology products and services.
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The Canadian Government has been largely active in the expansion of Canada’s tech industry. Toronto has created more jobs than any other city in North America and is home to over 18000 tech companies that collectively employ more than 400000 people. The Government has specifically provided several work permits to help talented individuals obtain a job in Canada along with special incentives for students who have Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) degrees from Canadian Universities.
The Main Objectives of Collision Conference 2020
Each year, Collision has had new objectives which help in expanding their reach. For 2020, their main objectives are listed below.
- For buyers and sellers to interact on a single platform.
- To bridge the gap between buyers and sellers of technology.
- To improve the capabilities of technology creators.
- To discuss the main needs of the end consumers and tech adopters.
- To discuss how technology can be improved and wielded to benefit end-users.
- Allow technology enthusiasts to connect with each other and on the network efficiently.
This Growth Marketing Conference has always had a diverse speaker lineup throughout the years and has become a standout feature. These speakers include founders and CEOs of technology conglomerates, media personalities (actors, musicians, filmmakers) and tech-forward politicians. The speakers for 2020 will be announced in the coming weeks, so far some of the confirmed ones are as follows.
- Rupi Kaur (Poet, Author, Illustrator, and Performer)
- Tobias Lütke (CEO of Shopify)
- Rick Ridgeway (Environmentalist and Explorer at Patagonia)
This gives a chance for attendees to hear about a person’s unique journey to the top of their field. There will be more additions to the total speaker lineup which is said to be over 300 this year.
What You Need to Know Before Attending Collision 2020?
- Event Schedule
A detailed schedule will be available closer to the date of the conference, June 22nd. This schedule will be split into different categories which can be checked on the website or on the app.
- Collision App
Collision has its own app to be used during your time at the conference. The tickets can be purchased on the app itself and will be used to enter the venue after scanning the QR code.
The app also contains the complete conference schedule and map of the venue to make it easier for attendees to find specific events.
The tickets will be available through the app. All you have to do is to display your ticket along with a valid government ID to enter the venue. You can also scan the QR code to gain entry.
As of now, you can pre-register for the Collision Conference and avail a discount through the app.
The Main Areas of Discussion for Collision 2020
Collision isn’t your typical day conference, during the Night Summit, the stages are cleared. Speakers, investors and other attendees can meet up and make their way to the local bars and clubs to unwind from the day’s events.
1. Automotive Technology
In recent years, some of the biggest disruptors of technology have been AI-powered autonomous cars and the Internet of Things (IoT). The Growth Marketing Conference will touch on the direction of where this technology is headed in the coming decade and how to optimize it in different industries across various applications.
2. Growth Summit
The Growth Summit section brings in founders and CEOs of tech-based companies that made a huge impact and reached their highest recorded growth in recent times. There will be detailed sessions with a question and answer round on what made those companies successful and how to emulate their success in other tech-based fields.
3. Technology in Sports
The Sports Trade stage focuses on the use of technology in sports. New cutting-edge technology will be debuted to monitor fitness levels of professional athletes in a more efficient manner. Precise and real-time statistics of athletes can improve their performance and boost their training methodologies.
The TalkRobot session will discuss all social and economical issues on how robotic technology will impact humanity on a global scale. Experts in the field of robotics will mention specifically how humans and machines can benefit from each other.
One of the signature events of Collision is Pitch. It made the Forbes list last year for being one of the best start-up competitions in the world. Pitch is open to start-ups that have received less than 3 million dollars in funding.
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Last year, more than 600 startups qualified for Pitch. On the final day of Collision, it came down to 3 finalists who were given 3 minutes to present their pitch to a panel that consisted of media personnel, investors and thousands of attendees.