In a short period of time, China experienced a crisis as the Coronavirus spread across its country, forcing quarantines there and to other countries soon after. Nightly we have heard the virus dominate the national news – the quarantines, the deaths, the number of infected, etc.
Health experts here in the US continue to warn that it's not a matter of "if" but "when" this bug will wreak havoc across the country. And it is doing just that.
Schools are closed. People are urged or required to stay at home. People are working from home. Theaters are closed. TV and film productions have halted. Movie releases have been postponed.
Some big industry events have been impacted already, and no one knows for sure what impact the virus will have on events this summer. We will keep a running list of conferences and events that are being postponed or canceled, or rescheduled. If you hear of any, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to this ongoing list in an effort to keep you informed so that you can plan accordingly.
Canceled/Postponed—Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (March 16-20)
GDC Summer Rescheduled to Aug. 4-6
Moved to online
—Nvidia's GTC in San Jose, California (March 22-26)
Canceled—Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Feb. 24-27)
Canceled—Cisco Live in Melbourne (March 3-6)
Canceled—MIPTV in Cannes (March 30-April 2)
Canceled—SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 13-22)
Canceled—FMX in Stuttgart, Germany (May 5-8)
Canceled—Facebook Developers Conference in San Jose, CA (May 5-6)
Canceled—Google Cloud Next in San Francisco (April 6-8)
Canceled—Avid Connect 2020 in Las Vegas (April 17-18)
Canceled—E3 in Los Angeles (June 9-11)
Canceled—NAB 2020 in Las Vegas (April 18-22)
Postponed until later date
—WonderCon in Anaheim, CA (April 10-12)
Moved to online
—Collision tech conference in Toronto (June 22-25)
Moved to online—Adobe Summit & Magento Imagine Digital Experience Conference in Las Vegas (March 29-April 2)
Canceled—CinemaCon in Las Vegas (March 30-April 1)
Canceled—Cannes Film Festival in Cannes (May 12-23)
Canceled—47th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in Pasadena (June 12)
—Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26)
So far these shows are proceeding at this time:
San Diego Comic-Con (July 23-26)
SIGGRAPH (July 19-23)