Major Upcoming Conferences and Events Disrupted by COVID-19

Posted by Holly Hou on 6/18/20 11:27 AM

Attending a conference can be exciting, with top speakers, opportunities to create meaningful relationships, and deep dive sessions. You might have been looking forward to it, marking the event on your calendar and counting down the days. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has pressed the pause button on many of these major events. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that large gatherings (such as conferences where it can be difficult to socially distance) pose the highest risk for the spread of the virus.

We compiled a list of upcoming major conferences and events that were cancelled, rescheduled, or shifted to remote (which means you can attend from your living room!) due to COVID-19. Take a look to check the latest status of these events.

If you booked a hotel room through the company’s hotel block, check the event’s FAQ page or call the hotel directly. Most of these companies have already released the reservations for their events. If you booked your hotel on your own, please contact NexTravel Support directly - we’re happy to help!


Major Conferences being Canceled or Rescheduled:

TED 2020
The annual TED Conference in Vancouver, scheduled to take place April 20–24, will now be held virtually on May 18-July 10, 2020.


Gartner Data & Analytics Summit
The Gartner Data & Analytics Summits, scheduled to take place in London, UK on September 9-11, 2020, and in Grapevine, TX on September 21 – 24, 2020, have been canceled. However, the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is planned to be held as scheduled on October 18-22, 2020 in Orlando, FL.

Google Cloud Next ‘20
This Google Cloud conference, initially planned to take place in San Francisco April 6–8, has pivoted from a physical event to a nine-week, all-digital event series, starting July 14. It has also been renamed “Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir,” and will feature fresh content delivered weekly, including keynotes, breakout sessions, learning opportunities, Q&A, and 1:1 interactions with Google Experts.

The Summer Olympics
After careful consideration of health concerns posed by the pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo has been rescheduled to July 23–August 8, 2021.

Atlassian Summit 2020

From an in-person event on March 20-April 2, 2020, the Atlassian Summit 2020 was revamped to a digital experience, hosting a series of webinars through the end of 2020.

Dell World

Dell World, scheduled to take place on May 4-7 in Las Vegas, was rescheduled for a virtual experience in October 2020.

Conferences Changed to Virtual Mode:

  • Apple WWDC (June 22-26 in San Jose) - Virtual event to occur same dates as scheduled
  • Atlassian Summit 2020 (March 30-April 2 in Las Vegas) - Virtual events to occur throughout 2020
  • Dell World (May 4-7 in Las Vegas) - Virtual event scheduled for October 2020
  • DrupalCon (May 18-22 in Minneapolis) -  Virtual event scheduled for July 14-17, 2020
  • EmTech Asia (March 24-26 in Singapore) - Virtual event scheduled for August 4-6, 2020
  • Enterprise Connect 2020 (March 30-April 2 in Orlando) - Virtual event scheduled for August 3-6, 2020
  • Game Developers Conference (GDC) (March 16-20 in San Francisco) - Virtual event scheduled for August 4-6, 2020
  • Google Cloud Next (April 6-8 in San Francisco) - Virtual events scheduled for nine weeks, starting July 14, 2020
  • HPE Discover (June 23-25 in Las Vegas) - Virtual event scheduled for June 23-24, 2020
  • Microsoft Ignite (September 21-25 in New Orleans) - Virtual event scheduled for September 2020
  • O'Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference (March 15-18 in San Jose) - Virtual event to be merged with Strata Data & AI scheduled for September 14–17
  • SaaStr Annual 2020 (March 10-12 in San Jose) - Virtual event scheduled for September 2-3, 2020
  • Salesforce Dreamforce (November 9-12 in San Francisco) - Virtual event TBD
  • Salesforce Tableau Conference (November 12-15 in Las Vegas) - Virtual event TBD
  • Salesforce TrailheaDX (June 9-10 in San Francisco) - Virtual event scheduled for June 25, 2020
  • TED2020 (April 20-24 in Vancouver) - Virtual events scheduled for May 18-July 10, 2020
  • VMworld (August 30-September 3 in San Francisco) - Virtual event to occur same dates as scheduled


Conferences Rescheduled to a Later Date:

Conferences to be Held as Scheduled:


Conferences Canceled:

Topics: COVID-19

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