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Collision cancels in-person event amid fears of COVID-19

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TORONTO – COLLISION CONF., the hugely successful tech conference, has cancelled its in-person event. An online summit has been planned instead.

Collision Conference, one of North America’s biggest and fastest-growing tech conference, was planned to host in Toronto for a second time. Last year’s event drew a record 25.000 attendees from all over the world, with guest speakers ranging from executives from the largest tech companies to celebrities and political leaders.

Previous conferences have been held in New Orleans and Las Vegas, the shift to Toronto was a sign of the city’s growing influence in the technology space.

“I am disappointed that Collision has had to make what I know is a tremendously difficult decision — as many other conferences around the world have had to do as COVID-19 has spread and many businesses limit global travel,” said Toronto’s Mayor, John Tory.

“Collision is North America’s fastest-growing tech conference and we are proud that it calls Toronto home. I have spoken personally with Collision founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave and told him we are committed to working with Collision to help host Collision from Home … I will be working with Collision, city staff and Exhibition Place to make sure Year 2 of Collision in Toronto in 2021 will be a fantastic event.”

This year’s line up of guest speakers was to include Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among big tech leaders and influencers.

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