The Collision conference in Toronto with over 30,000 attendees from 125 countries will be cancelled as per their press release this morning.
Instead the conference will be taking place online only, as Collision from Home .
Collision is a very popular tech conference taking place once a year in Toronto bringing startups, venture capitalists and celebrities to Toronto. Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, recorded video welcoming the conference to Canada, and participated as a speaker.
The conference validated the city of Toronto, as the place to be, if you want to be in tech.
For now, given the evolving nature of Covid-19, we think gathering tens of thousands of people from almost every country in the world in one place this June would be irresponsible. Toronto has not suffered a significant Covid-19 outbreak, and at Collision we want to ensure that remains the case.
Second, while Collision will still take place online, as Collision from Home, all our attendees will still get full transfers of their tickets to Collision 2021.
Paddy CosgraveCEO Web Summit, Collision, RISE, f.ounders
Coronavirus has originated in China on December 31 2019 and have spead to more than 80 countries with more than 3,381 deaths.
The Collision conference is not the only conference being cancelled, Toronto conferences like Mobile World Congress, Google’s I/O developer conference, Facebook’s F8 conference, and Shopify’s Unite in Toronto have also been cancelled.