Collision 2024: Toronto’s Last Chance at the “Olympics of Tech”! Top Speakers, AI, & More!

Toronto, Canada – Calling all tech enthusiasts, founders, and investors! Collision 2024, the world’s leading tech conference, is upon us, marking the final year Toronto will host this prestigious event. Join us from June 17th to 20th at the Enercare Centre for an unparalleled opportunity to connect, learn, and propel yourself to the forefront of the tech revolution. 

Collision by the Numbers: A Legacy of Innovation 

Since its arrival in 2019, Collision has played a pivotal role in fostering Toronto’s burgeoning tech scene. Here’s a glimpse of the event’s impressive impact: 

  • Startup Springboard: Over 8,000 startups, including 2,812 Canadian success stories like ChargeLab, Supademo, and WFHomie, have leveraged Collision as a launchpad for growth. 
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion: Amplify, Collision’s dedicated program, has empowered 234 startups from Indigenous and Black backgrounds in the past two years alone. Additionally, 2023 saw a commendable 30% of participating startups founded by women. 

A Celebration of Community and Economic Growth 

Collision 2024 is poised to be the largest ever, welcoming over 2,000 startups alongside a record-breaking 40,000+ attendees, 44% of whom will be women. This thriving community is further bolstered by a network of over 40 partner organizations dedicated to supporting underrepresented groups in tech. 

The event’s commitment to inclusivity extends to the Indigenous Attendee Program, established in 2021. This initiative aligns with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission by providing free access to hundreds of Indigenous leaders and innovators. 

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), aptly summarizes Collision’s impact: “Collision has been an incredible success story for Canada’s tech ecosystem.” 

Collision 2024 isn’t just about celebrating past achievements; it’s about shaping the future. Here are just a few of the captivating themes that will be explored: 

  • The Next Frontier of AI: Dive deep into the future of Artificial Intelligence with Geoffrey Hinton, the “Godfather of AI” from the University of Toronto, and other leading minds. 
  • VC Market in 2025: Gain invaluable insights from industry experts on navigating the ever-evolving venture capital landscape. 
  • Tech for Democracy: Explore how technology can be harnessed to strengthen democratic values and institutions. 

A Stellar Lineup of Speakers Awaits 

Be prepared to be inspired by a world-class roster of speakers, including: 

  • Tech Titans and Visionaries: Maria Sharapova (entrepreneur and tennis legend), Aidan Gomez (CEO, Cohere), Raquel Urtasun (CEO, Waabi), and Jeff Shiner (CEO, 1Password) are just a few of the luminaries gracing the stage. 
  • Cybersecurity Champions: Learn from industry leaders like Dali Rajic (President & COO, Wiz) about safeguarding the digital landscape. 
  • AI and Robotics Pioneering: Alex Israel (CEO, Metropolis), Jonathan Ross (CEO, Groq) will illuminate the future of intelligent machines. 
  • Changemakers and Sustainability Advocates: Be empowered by the voices of Autumn Peltier (Indigenous Rights Activist) and Sara Sabry (astronaut & CEO, Deep Space Initiative).