Collison 2022 first conference in 2 years was a success

And soo Collison 2022 in person comes to a close it was amazing to be back after collison 2020-2021 transitioned to Online for 2 years But there is nothing like the in person experience to meeting & seeing people in person

Talking to startups to hearing there stories and how they wanna provide solutions to problems they want to solve with there service / product

When i first arrived i noticed 2022 version was going to be different and learned from past years with moving registration from that narrow walkway just inside direct energy centre to its own building across the street it was very spacious so there was no wait times hardly 2019 was mad chaos

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.

Gave me a chance to met other people & chat about there reason for being at collision

Then media got to go into the halls early & get my seat before the general seating happened

With the Opening Night Speakers from

Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou, Academy Award winning actor Lupita Nyong’o and Manbooker prize winning author Margaret Atwood take the stage

It was a great night to open this conference2 years in the making

Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou, Collison Interview

Margaret Atwood Interview

Ended the Night with Fire Works

Then all head to the conference after party called

Collision After Hours: Collision will be directing thousands of attendees to the best spots around Toronto. After 5pm, attendees will get the chance to experience the city of Toronto and network in some of its coolest bars and restaurant

The next 2 days was filled with startups pitching there business & there was more talks on 4 different stages

It was great to have this conference back in Toronto after 2 years of nothing