Countdown to Collision: tech conference hosting Calgary roadshow next week

Apr 20 2022, 4:00 pm

North America’s fastest-growing technology event is hitting the road, travelling across Canada this spring to gear up for a massive in-person conference in June.

Collision, created by the team behind Web Summit, has announced the cross-country Countdown to Collision tour, including the kickoff event in Calgary on Monday, April 25.

 

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The six-city celebration of Canada’s progression as a growing, global tech powerhouse will also shine a spotlight on regional tech hubs across the country.

Countdown to Collision Calgary will take place in the TELUS Spark Science Centre from 6 to 9 pm, and the free event will feature fireside talks with local leaders, networking, refreshments, and more.

Mayor of Calgary Jyoti Gondek will share her experiences as the first woman elected to the role in the city’s history. Collision describes Gondek as “a driven community builder and diversity champion who understands the power of cross-sector partnerships where business, social organizations, and educational institutions are connected to local governments to better serve the people.”

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Also speaking at Countdown to Collision Calgary is Patrick Lor, managing partner at seed-stage venture capital firm Panache Ventures. Lor is also the co-founder of iStockphoto, which was sold to Getty Images in 2006.

Co-hosts Sunil Sharma and Casey Lau will be in attendance to emcee the roadshow event. Sharma will also be hosting a lucky draw for tickets and VIP access to the main event this summer.

Countdown to Collision events are also happening in Vancouver (April 27), Toronto (May 10), Brampton (May 18), Montreal (May 25), and Quebec City (May 26).

The main event is happening from June 20 to 23 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto. Collision 2022 will host tech giants, industry leaders, and over 33,000 attendees from around the world.

During the action-packed three days, registrants will hear from amazing speakers, take part in networking opportunities and discussions, participate in pitch sessions and workshops, and more. Tickets to Collision are on sale now.

Speakers already announced for the ninth Collision event includes Wndr co-founding partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, ACLU president Deborah Archer, Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg, and Canadian literature icon Margaret Atwood.

Countdown to Collision Calgary

When: April 25, 2022
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Cost: Free, register online

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