Collision Conference @ Enercare Centre (May 20, 2019)
by Jesse @ torontocreatives.com
If you want to hear some words of wisdom, this is the place to do it. On May 20th, North America’s fastest growing tech conference took over Toronto, with giant signage across downtown, the conference in the Enercare Centre and it’s patrons filling different areas of the cities bars by night. It was impossible to go anywhere without seeing a green wristband for a few days and for good reason.
The collision conference had over 25,000 attendants (3,750 of those being CEO’s) from over 125 countries around the world. This is where the Wall Street Journal says “giants of the web assemble”. This being its sixth year, Collision has become the conference for the world’s biggest technology buyers/sellers and disruptive emerging tech companies to meet in Canada.
Collision Conference truly turned Toronto’s Enercare Centre into something impressive. With fresh ideas and new technology around every corner, the conference was filled with a number of different stages and seating areas to watch an array of talks as well as vendors and exhibitors showing off their newest feats. Talks were given by personalities such as Justin Trudeau, Seth Rogen, Timbaland and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Tory and Director X to name a few from their star studded line up.
There is no greater opportunity to meet such a gamut of people from all ends of the tech industry. Not only did everybody convene over the course of three days at the festival, but Collision also hosted nightly events around the city to help promote networking. They took things one step further than just getting everybody into the same room though.
Each attendee had to be signed into Collision’s app, which allowed you to search for and message other members by name or company. Each attendee also had a qr code on their name badge, which when paired with the app, allowed attendees to save the name and info of the people they met throughout the conference. This made it wildly easy to make connections, and was an interesting new take on exchanging business cards.
Collision 2020 is sure to be an exciting event after seeing all that it’s 2019 incarnation had to offer. You can currently save 50% on tickets with a 2 for 1 deal, giving you the opportunity to bring a friend, partner or colleague to access the exhibition floor, roundtable sessions, talks across all of our stages and all Night Summit events. You can register here https://collisionconf.com/2for1