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Toronto's Collision Technology Conference with 30,000 Attendees Only Runs on COVID-19 Fears

Collision 2020, a 30,000-person tech event, has been turned into a virtual-only conference due to the increasing number of coronovirus cases in Toronto and worldwide.
 The event is now being called Collision from Home and will still take place from 22 to 25 June, Collision announced in a blog post today. The outbreak of COVID-19 has severely disrupted the global tech industry as many conferences and events have been canceled. 
"We believe we have all the necessary equipment and technology to execute a home collision effectively and will later announce the exact structure and timing of the conference," Iohan Dhillon of Collision told IT World Canada. 

Collision says attendees can connect and chat with each other through Collision. Details of the app will also come later. Those who have purchased a ticket to attend can request a full refund up to 30 days after attending a virtual conference from today or from home, by applying here. 
Alternatively, they can transfer their tickets in full at Collision 2021, which is to be held from 21 to 24 June 2021. "For now, given the evolving nature of COVID-19, we feel that thousands are gathering. 
Almost every country in the world will be irresponsible this June. Toronto faces a significant COVID-19 outbreak Have not had to do it, and on the collision we want to make sure that the case remains, ”read the blog.
Collision conference organizers say they are canceling the person component in this year amid concerns about a novel form of coronavirus. The annual Tech Conference was scheduled to be held in Toronto in June, but organizers say a live version of the talks will go on to host the conference instead. 
The organizers said in a statement that their decision was difficult, but was ruled out due to the size and scope of the event. Collision says next year's conference will be held in person and will count as the second of the three years it was planned to be held in Toronto. 
The confrontation attracts around 30,000 participants from all over the world and this year Uber, Sidewalk Labs, Patagonia, Peeple, Melchimp and many more were high-profile speakers. Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a statement that he was disappointed with the news, but is committed to working with the organization and running the online component and conference smoothly next year.

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