Collision Conference is one of the world’s largest and most renowned tech conferences that takes place every year in North America. Now entering into its 8th year, it has gained recognition from leaders in technology across the globe and solidified its place among the top tech conferences held in North America. With over 30,000 attendees expected this year, the networking potential of this conference can link business owners in every corner of the world. Among these attendees are several influential speakers, such as; Peggy Johnson (Microsoft), Seth Rogen (Houseplant), Ryan Holmes (Hootsuite) and Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Government of Canada).
2020’s Conference will take place in June at the Enercare Center, situated in Toronto. This is when buyers and sellers of technology will gather, and through networking events, they will get the opportunity to interact and form strong connections. Several speakers will take the stage and present the latest in technology, giving you a glimpse of the products and services of tomorrow.
The Canadian Government has been putting noticeable efforts towards expanding its tech industry. Toronto has generated more jobs than any other city in North America and is said to have over 18,000 tech companies, which translates to over 400,000 jobs present in the industry.
The government is also providing work permits to encourage skilled individuals all across the globe to seek out jobs in Canada.
Incentivized schemes have been put in place especially for students who possess STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degrees from Canadian Universities.
This is a bold move as it enables the youth to be better prepared and possess the skills for the Technological boom that Canada is moving towards.
The Objective of Collision Conference
Every year, the Collision Conference establishes a set of objectives in order to expand its reach. The objectives for 2020 are listed below.
- Provide a single platform on which buyers and sellers can interact with ease.
- Help creators of technology to be more proficient.
- Deliberate the needs of the final consumer and those seeking to adopt new technology.
- Deliberate how technology can be modified to be more effective, especially for the benefit of the final consumer.
- Provide a network for technology enthusiasts to connect, share, and benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience.
Distinguished speakers from different aspects of technology will attend the conference. Amongst them are founders, CFOs, CMOs and CEOs of conglomerates, media moguls, and politicians.
Some of the speakers presenting their stories in the 2020 conference are as follows.
- Thuan Pham (CTO of Uber)
- Rick Ridgeway (Environmentalist and Explorer at Patagonia)
- Tobias Lütke (CEO of Shopify)
- Rupi Kaur (Poet, Author, Illustrator and Performer)
- Jamie Moldafsky (CMO of Wells Fargo)
This provides an opportunity for attendees to meet their role models and hear about their journey, their struggle, and the path that lead them to the top of their industries. A 100 speakers are set to grace the stage and more will follow.
More about Collision Conference.
Tickets are available on the website and on the app. You’ll need to bring a valid government ID along with your ticket to enter the venue. If you pre-register now, you can avail early bird tickets at a discounted price.
- Collision App
The conference has its own app which you can use to purchase tickets, access the schedule, and even use a map so you’ll never get lost while trying to find an event of your interest.
Topics of discussion at Collision Conference
During the day, the conference hosts its events where things are more formal and resemble your typical conference, but at 8pm, the Night Summit starts, where attendees gather around the sights and sounds that Toronto’s nightlife and solidify their connections over drinks.
- Growth Summit
The Growth Summit brings founders and CEOs of extremely accomplished tech based companies together. There will be a Q&A session where these people can share their struggles, strategies, and steps to success, paving the way for the next generation of tech leaders.
- Automotive movement
A relatively new disruptor in technology is the autonomous car, which is also known as the driverless car, or self-driving car. There will be interest shown in this sector, the technology involved, and how to optimize and implement this technology across the world.
This aspect will extend across to other industries. Imagine a world where error is non-existent through the development and use of technology. No more delays, no more accidents, and most importantly, no more casualties.
The TalkRobot session will cover the economical and social issues on how robotic technology will impact us in the future. Experts in robotics will talk in detail about how humans can benefit from advances in robotics. The next time you order a dish a robot might be the one cooking it up for you.
This is one of the conference’s signature events. Start-ups with less than 3 million dollars in funding are eligible to sign up at Pitch, which is an event held where investors, media personnel, and thousands of attendees are gathered together and you will have 3 minutes to make your pitch. Let’s say you have a robotics idea, or an IT application, or even a new novel writing software for which you are seeking an investor or a big player in the industry to collaborate with. If you can make those 3 minutes count, you could end up speaking at next year’s conference.