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Toronto’s Collision tech event goes online-only again in 2021

Toronto’s Collision tech event goes online-only again in 2021

A member of the audience takes a photograph during the opening night of Collision 2019 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto on May 20, 2019.

Cody Glenn / Collision / Sportsfile/Collision

Global technology conference Collision has cancelled plans to host its annual event in Toronto next year and instead will host the gathering online again.

Organizers sent emails to past conference attendees Wednesday saying they made the decision because of uncertainty due to pandemic.

This will be the second year the travelling conference has had to give up plans to stage the massive event in Toronto because of the health crisis.

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Last year, the June conference moved completely online for the first time as COVID-19 spread across the world.

Collision’s online conference saw 32,000 people stream talks from stars like Paris Hilton and Shaquille O’Neal and executives from companies including PayPal, Netflix and Uber.

The travelling conference made its Toronto debut in 2019 and was due to remain in the city for the next two years.

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Published at Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:52:55 +0000

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