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Al Gore set to speak at Collision 2018 in New Orleans this May

Organisers of Web Summit’s Collision event announce Al Gore as a headline speaker. The Former Vice President of the United States will speak alongside the likes of Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft and Susan Herman, President, ACLU.

Organisers of Collision conference have announced today that former Vice President Al Gore, co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management and founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project will speak at Collision 2018 which is set to take place from April 30 – May 3 in New Orleans.

Collision Conf hosts an environmental track, Planet:tech which looks at what technology can do for the planet and the issues we face when it comes to climate change and more. Al Gore is one of the most important voices in the climate and tech conversation. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who has built a global movement to tackle climate change, will talk about environmental issues and how technology can be used to address climate change.

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and co founder of Collision said“I’m delighted that Al Gore, who is one the most well regarded voices in the political and environmental sphere, will be joining us at Collision in New Orleans this May. He will be headlining the event and speaking as part of our Planet:tech track which looks at the intersection of technology and the planet. I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say about how technology can address some of the world most serious problems like climate change .”

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Collision conference and trade show in New Orleans on May 4, 2017 – Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

Now in its 5th year, Collision has grown from a gathering of 2,000 attendees to an expected 25,000 in 2018. Collision will take place during the New Orleans’ tricentennial celebrations and Jazz Fest and will host in-depth discussions across a range of industries including technology, robotics, data, security, sustainability and Hollywood.

Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit. In five years, Collision has rapidly grown from 2,000 to an expected 25,000 attendees from more than 120 countries. Attendees include CEOs from the world’s largest companies, fastest growing startups, alongside leading investors and media.

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