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Here’s every major tech event canceled or postponed due to coronavirus (Update)

Here’s every major tech event canceled or postponed due to coronavirus (Update)

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Update, June 12, 2020 (2:20 AM ET): We have up to date the unique article with the most recent details about the continued impression of coronavirus on the tech business. We’ve additionally up to date the record of canceled or rescheduled tech occasions to replicate the standing of Computex 2020.

Original article: As of June 2020, the variety of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances on the planet have surged properly previous seven million. More than 408,000 individuals have misplaced their lives to the lethal virus which continues to say extra victims each day. In the midst of this international pandemic, nations all over the world have issued journey bans and tech corporations are asking workers to earn a living from home.

For occasion, Facebook and Google have prolonged earn a living from home till the tip of the yr. Twitter workers will even stay out of bodily workplaces until a minimum of September. Meanwhile, Apple and Microsoft have additionally closed workplaces and are getting work carried out remotely.

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However, not all the things within the tech world is in a nasty place proper now. Smartphone manufacturing all over the world has began resuming and we’re additionally seeing new launches come about.

Still, be it due to journey bans, legal guidelines in opposition to mass gatherings, or just for warning, a number of main tech conferences all over the world are getting scrapped. This spate of occasion cancellations began with the Mobile World Congress 2020 which was scheduled to happen in February however obtained canceled on the final minute. A domino impact adopted and one-by-one most main tech occasions, launches, and conferences of 2020 had been delayed, rescheduled, or axed fully.

Here’s an inventory of all main tech occasions that had been both canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus:

Tech occasions canceled, postponed, or logging on as a result of coronavirus

  • Mobile World Congress (MWC), February 24-27: Canceled
  • SXSW, March 12-22: Canceled
  • Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 16-20: Postponed to August 4-6
  • Nvidia GPU Technology Conference, March 22-26: In-person occasion canceled. Online-only occasion
  • Adobe Summit, March 29-Apr 2: In-person canceled. Online-only occasion
  • IFA Global Press Conference (GPC), April 2-4: Canceled
  • Google Cloud Next, April 6-8: Postponed, no new date set
  • Red Hat Summit, April 28-29: In-person occasion canceled. Online-only occasion
  • Dell World, May 4-7: In-person occasion canceled. Online-only occasion
  • Facebook F8, May 6-8: Canceled
  • Google I/O, May 12-14: Canceled
  • Microsoft Build, May 19-21: In-person occasion canceled. Online-only occasion
  • Computex 2020: June 2-6: Previously postponed to September. Now Canceled
  • E3, June 19-21: Canceled
  • Apple WWDC, Early June 2020: In-person occasion canceled. Online-only occasion
  • HPE Discover, June 23-25: Still On
  • IFA 2020, September 4-9: On schedule, however could possibly be an online-only occasion
  • Microsoft Ignite, September 21-25: In-person occasion canceled. Online-only occasion
  • MWC Shanghai: Canceled, however may get rescheduled
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We will replace this text as and after we know extra concerning the cancellation or postponement of every other upcoming tech convention. Have a tip a couple of huge tech occasion getting scrapped? Drop us a line within the feedback part beneath.

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