Collision Conference 2022 in Toronto Sold Out

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on June 15, 2022

Well, you can’t say we didn’t tell you. Collision, the fastest-growing technology event in North America, is entirely sold out the week before it returns to Toronto on June 20, 2022.

More than 35,000 people from around the world are set to convene at Enercare Centre next week for the largest tech event to take place in Canada since the pandemic began, including a talk with venture-capital pros Jenny Fielding (The Fund) and Jon Soberg (MS&AD Ventures) with Grit Daily’s Jordan French.

With demand for in-person events increasing rapidly, the number of attendees has grown by 40%, from 25,000 in 2019 to 35,000 in 2022. The number of startups in attendance has grown by 36% to 1,500, outnumbering Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon, which took place last November. Partnerships have also grown 40% YOY, with nearly 250 global partners in 2022, including Snap, Google Cloud, TikTok, AWS, RBC, Siemens, KPMG, CAE, Interac and Crypto.com. Collision’s women in tech program is also sold out, as is the startup space.

The total floor space needed at the Enercare Centre has increased by 54%, from 50,000sqm to 77,000sqm. For the first time, Collision will be using the entire Beanfield Centre building, and will be using outdoor space for food trucks, seating and circulation.

Opening Night, taking place on Monday, June 20, will see Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou, Academy Award winning actor Lupita Nyong’o and Manbooker prize winning author Margaret Atwood take the stage.

More than 900 speakers, 1,500 startups, 1,200 journalists, 850 investors and 100 unicorn companies will arrive in Toronto from 140-plus countries, including Grit Daily’s Jordan French and Loralyn Mears, PhD. Founders and CEOs of the world’s most successful tech companies – Substack, Ethereum, Blockchain.com, Flexport, Cardano, Tezos, Binance, BlockFi, Chief, Calendly, Clearco, Cloudflare and many more – will speak across Collision’s 20-plus tracks, including on the brand new Crypto track. Deel, Canva, Trulioo and FalconX are among the more than 100 decacorns and unicorns that will be in attendance and on stage at Collision in what Recode calls “one of the best shows for up-and-coming startups”.

Additionally, thousands of startups will connect with some of the world’s leading investors, including GGV’s Hans Tung, Renegade’s Renata Quintini, Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan, Lux’s Deena Shakir and Sequoia’s Andrew Reed. Grit Daily’s annual Collision Speakers & Media Dinner will be held June 21.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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