Attendance Breaks Records At Collision Technology Conference In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Collision, which is considered the fastest growing technology conference in America, moved from Las Vegas to New Orleans this year, and convened for 3-days in between the two Jazz Fest weekends, from Tuesday, April 26 through Thursday, April 28, 2016.

         The numbers are in, and attendance was up 35%.

         Collision reps report the conference drew nearly 11,400 people from more than 50 countries to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. That’s about 4,000 more than attended Collision last year in Las Vegas.

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         Collision was created two years ago by the team behind Web Summit.

         The event hosted 7 stages where students, entrepreneurs, investors, members of the media and CEOs of both startups and larges companies, listened to speakers tackle a variety of “tracks” including code, content, data, design, e-commerce, enterprise, fintech, loT (Internet of Things), marketing, music, security, social media, sports and startups, and discussed how technology is changing the business landscape.

         There were also organized nighttime networking events including Pub Crawls and Night Summits.

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         The event’s name comes from the concept that innovation, experience and investment can collide in a fast-paced and fertile environment to create dynamic partnerships.

         The Collision Conference is expected to return to New Orleans in 2017. Two-for-one tickets are already on sale on the group’s website.


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         According to New Orleans CityBusiness:


• There were 332 speakers and moderators on stages and leading roundtables

• 630 startups exhibited

• Trello, TenantCloud, and were the startups that investors most wanted to see

• There were 407 investors scoping out startup talent

• 60 leading funds took part in Office Hours, where investors met with promising startups

• There were 700 investor/ startup meetings

• There were 400 mentor hour sessions where experienced entrepreneurs and investors offered advice to startups

• Mentors included Jeff Glueck of Foursquare and Katy Dormer of


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