Last month, GSMA decided to cancel the biggest tech event of the year, the Mobile World Congress, due to the concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Apart from the MWC, there are plenty of events that have already been canceled for fear of the virus spreading. Now, it looks like another tech event has been axed.
Earlier today, Google announced that it will be canceling its upcoming I/O 2020 event. The convention was originally set to take place on May 12-14 in Mountain View, CA. But because of the growing concerns, the company has decided to cancel the event. They have already sent out an email to attendees:
“Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre.”
According to the email, Google will be giving a full refund to those who have already purchased a ticket for the event. They will receive the refund by March 13.
As for those who already registered for the event, Google says that they no longer need to enter the drawing for tickets for I/O 2021 since they will automatically be granted for it.
“Over the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to evolve Google I/O to best connect with our developer community.”
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