Collide – Creative Technology Conference has announced a second wave of 2014 speakers. The list includes Naomi Atkinson, Lauren McCarthy, Matt Stevens, Paul Trani and more. Collide takes place in Halifax, NS from October 22-24. Passes for the event are available now HERE.

Naomi Atkinson is founder of retail venture Whosit & Whatsit, and design studio Naomi Atkinson Design. After years of experience across London-based web, advertising, and branding agencies, she is now based back where she began: in the north of England. From here she runs her two businesses, ogles at the breathtaking views, and is making waves in the local independent design and arts scene. Atkinson also works as an Instagram photographer on behalf of brands such as Red Bull, Le Méridien hotels, O2, and a number of tourism boards.

Matt Stevens is a designer and illustrator living in Charlotte, North Carolina who believes you have to find ways to do work that you love, even if it means creating it for yourself. His MAX100 project grew from self­initiated web adventure, to a Kickstarter project, to a published book sitting on coffee tables and in sneaker shops in over 25 countries. For clients, he strives to create work that is smart, thoughtful and reflects a unique point of view. His passion for creating memorable work has provided him the opportunity to work for brands big and small such as Nike, Wired, JJ’s Red Hots, Esquire, Evernote, Dunkin Donuts, Facebook and Pinterest.

Lauren McCarthy is an artist and programmer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores the structures and systems of social interactions, identity, and self-representation, and the potential for technology to mediate, manipulate, and evolve these interactions. She is adjunct faculty at NYU ITP and RISD, a Processing fellow, and recently a resident at Eyebeam. Lauren has worked on installations for the London Eye, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, IBM, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello. Her artwork has been shown in a variety of contexts, including the Conflux Festival, SIGGRAPH, LACMA, the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Share Festival, the File Festival, Eyebeam, and the WIRED Store.

Paul Trani is a Creative Suite Evangelist for Adobe Systems, focusing on workflows that empower designers and developers to publish to multiple screens and platforms. Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and CourseWare creator for over a decade and as a writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV, as well as his own tutorials on his personal website.

Other speakers confirmed for the event include: Stefanie Posavec, Kevin Airgid, Tom Emrich, Stacey Mulcahy, Ray Villalobos, Helen Papagiannis, Pearl Chen, Sean Moffitt, and Kurt Krumme.

Collide is where students and aspiring professionals meet with established creative minds to see and shape the future. Up-and-comers can find role models and explore the world’s best ideas from the leading edge.

Sponsors of Collide include Lixar, Sobey School of Business, Impact Communications, Mindsea, Michelle Doucette Photography, Province of Nova Scotia, FITC, JAC, Leviathan, and Live 105.

For more information on Collide, visit: / @collidehalifax