Here are the can't-miss celebrities attending Collision in Toronto next week

Jun 15 2022, 2:00 pm

Tech giants and industry leaders from around the world will gather in Toronto next week to attend North America’s fastest-growing tech conference.

Now in its ninth year, Collision was created by the team behind Web Summit, the world’s largest tech event. Collision attracts CEOs of the world’s largest companies, founders of exciting startups, leading investors, and media from more than 140 countries.

The conference is taking place at Toronto’s Enercare Centre from June 20 to 23 and is expected to host over 33,000 attendees.


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Some of the faces you’ll see at Collision will be very familiar, as big-name celebs are dropping in to discuss their entrepreneurial pursuits.

From movie stars to top athletes, here are some of the celebrities who will be in attendance that you won’t want to miss.

Margaret Atwood — Booker Prize-winning Author

Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood has authored over 50 books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels, including The Handmaid’s TaleAngel Catbird, and The Blind Assassin. Atwood has won numerous awards during her illustrious career, including two Booker Prizes, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Governor General’s Award.

Lupita Nyong’o — Oscar-winning Actor

Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in  12 Years a Slave. The producer and filmmaker is also a shareholder in Kukua, a Nairobi-based media and tech start-up. Nyong’o was named one of Africa’s “50 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes in 2020.

Cris Cyborg — MMA Legend

Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg/Collision Conference

Cris Cyborg is the current Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion and former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion. Her unique mixed martial arts resume means she is the only fighter in history to be a Grand Slam Champion, winning world championships across four major MMA promotions. Cyborg is also a global humanitarian with various outreach projects.

Damon Wayans Jr. – Actor, Comedian, Co-Founder of Special Guest App

Damon Wayans Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr./Collision Conference

Damon Wayans Jr. is known by fans as Brad Williams in Happy Endings, as Coach in New Girl, and as the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6. Wayans Jr. He is also the co-founder of Special Guest App, a platform for booking live entertainment that was featured on Apple’s Planet of the Apps.

Jayna Hefford – Olympic Gold Medalist

Jayna Hefford

Jayna Hefford/Collision Conference

Jayan Hefford is a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and the current chairperson of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. She won four Olympic gold medals in a row with Team Canada and is an ambassador with Grindstone Award Foundation.

Carmelo Anthony — NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony/Collision Conference

Camelo Anthony is a 10-time NBA All-Star and was named one of the 75 Greatest Players in NBA History in 2021. Anthony is also a philanthropist, producer, and entrepreneur, and is the founder of global content company, Creative 7.

Tickets for Collision are on sale now.

Collision Conference 2022

When: June 20 to 23, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Enercare Centre – 100 Princes’ Boulevard Unit 1, Toronto
Tickets: Purchase online

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