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List of tech conferences canceled, postponed due to coronavirus

IT events across the globe are being canceled, rescheduled or streamed in response to concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 in public spaces and large groups.

As the new coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down, organizations and companies are faced with the question of whether to continue with their tech conferences, reschedule, cancel or move the events online.

Events scheduled for Asia, Europe and the West Coast of the U.S. have been hardest hit by coronavirus concerns, due to city and state guidelines advising against or banning large gatherings. Experts advise event planners to take precautions.

"Due to the fluid nature of the current environment, it's necessary to build contingency plans for the foreseeable future," advised Christy Ferguson, a research director at Gartner, in a blog post.

Many canceled tech conferences, like Adobe Summit 2020 scheduled for Las Vegas, have turned to digital meeting technology to still share keynote speeches and presentations with attendees.

As of May 20, the following tech conferences have been canceled, rescheduled or moved online. Check back for further updates throughout the event season:

Conference Event City Revised Plan
5G Expo Global (March 17-18) London Now March 17-18, 2021
Adobe Summit (March 29-April 2) Las Vegas Digital, March 31
Advatera Digital Leadership Forum (March 16-17) Vienna Now Oct. 5-6
Agile Games New England Conference (June 1) Boston Digital, Aug. 10-12
AI Everything (March 10-11) Dubai Now March 29-31, 2021
AI World Government (June 22-24) Washington, D.C. Now Oct. 28-30
Amazon re:Mars (June 16-19) Las Vegas Canceled
Apple WWDC (June 3-7) San Jose Digital
Applied AI Summit (May 21-22) Austin Digital, May 21
Aruba Atmosphere (March 22-27) Las Vegas Canceled
Aruba Atmosphere Digital (March 22-27) Online Postponed
Atlassian Summit (March 31-April 2) Las Vegas Digital, April 1-2
Automotive Grade Linux (March 18-19) Honolulu Canceled
AWS Public Sector Summit (April 2) Brussels Canceled
AWS re:Inforce (June 29-July 1) Houston Canceled
AWS Summit Amsterdam (April 8) Amsterdam Canceled
AWS Summit Mumbai (April 8-9) Mumbai Canceled
AWS Summit Dubai (March 24) Dubai Canceled
AWS Summit London (April 29) London Canceled
AWS Summit San Francisco (April 14) San Francisco Canceled
AWS Summit Singapore (April 15-16) Singapore Canceled
AWS Summit Sydney (March 31-April 2) Sydney Canceled
Big Data & AI Toronto (June 3-4) Toronto Now Sept. 28-29
Black Hat Asia (March 31-April 3) Singapore  Now Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Black Hat USA (Aug. 1-6) Las Vegas Digital
Blockchain Expo Global (March 17-18) London Now March 17-18, 2021
Cisco Live Melbourne (March 3-6) Melbourne, Australia Canceled
Cisco Partner Connection Week (March 23-25) Boca Rotan, Fla. Canceled
Citrix Converge (March 25-26) Prague Canceled
Citrix Converge (April 1-2) Bangalore Canceled
Citrix Synergy (May 19-21) Orlando Digital
ClearEdge IT Deal-Maker Summit (May 4-6) Las Vegas Digital, May 5
Cloud Foundary Summit (June 25) Austin, Texas Digital, June 24-25
Code for America (March 11-13) Washington, D.C. Canceled
Collaborate 20 (April 19-23) Las Vegas Digital, April 20-23
Collision (June 22-25) Toronto Digital
Commvault Go -- Digital
Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Global (March 17-18) London Now March 17-18, 2021
Data Center World 2020 (March 16-19) San Antonio, Texas Now Aug. 24-27
Data Governance & Information Quality Conference (June 8-12) San Diego Now Dec. 7-11, Washington, D.C.
DEF CON (Aug. 6-9) Las Vegas Digital, Aug. 7-9
DEF CON China (April 17-19) Beijing Postponed
Dell Technologies World (May 4-7) Las Vegas Digital in October
DevOps Enterprise Summit (June 23-25) London Digital
DevOps Enterprise Summit (Sept. 22-24) Las Vegas Now Nov. 9-11
DevSecCon Boston (May 27-29) Boston Canceled
Digital Workplace Experience (June 3-5) Chicago Now Oct. 12-14, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Domopalooza (March 17-20) Salt Lake City Digital
DrupalCon North America (May 18-22) Minneapolis Digital, July 14-17
Dublin Tech Summit (April 22-23) Dublin Now Sept. 9-10
EmTech Asia (March 24-26) Singapore Now Aug. 4-5
Engage (June 21-24) Orlando Canceled
Enterprise Connect (March 29-April 1) Orlando Digital
Enterprise Data World (March 22-27) San Diego Now Oct. 18-23, Chicago
Extreme Connect (June 1-4) Nashville Canceled
Facebook F8 (May 6-8) San Jose, Calif. Digital
Facebook Global Marketing Summit (March 9-12) San Francisco Canceled
F5 Agility 2020 (March 16-19) Orlando Digital
Forrester CX North America (June 16-18) New York Digital
Forrester CX Sydney (April 30) Sydney Digital
Forrester Sirius Decisions Summit (May 3-6) Austin, Texas Digital, May 4-7
Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit (June 8-9) London Canceled
Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit (Aug. 26-27) Tokyo Canceled
Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit (June 18-19) Frankfurt Canceled
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum (March 16-18) London Canceled
Gartner CIO Leadership Forum (March 30-April 1) Hollywood, Fla. Canceled
Gartner Customer Experience & Technologies Summit (June 8-9) London Canceled
Gartner Customer Experience & Technologies Summit (June 16-17) Sydney Canceled
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit (March 9-11) London Now Sept. 9-11
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit (March 23-26) Grapevine, Texas Now Sept. 21-24
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit (May 26-28) Tokyo Canceled
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit (June 8-9) Mumbai Canceled
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit (June 15-16) Geneva Canceled
Gartner Digital Workplace Summit (March 16-17) Phoenix Postponed
Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit (May 18-19) Orlando Canceled
Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit (June 10-11) London Canceled
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies (April 27-28) Sydney Canceled
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies (May 14-15) Mumbai Canceled
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies (June 16-17) Frankfurt Canceled
Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo (May 11-14) Toronto Canceled
Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo (June 1-3) San Diego Canceled
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit (June 1-4) National Harbor, Md. Postponed
Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference (May 11-13) San Diego Canceled
Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference (May 18-19) London Canceled
Google Cloud Next (April 6-8) San Francisco Postponed
Google I/O (May 12-14) Mountain View, Calif. Canceled
Google News Initiative Summit (Late April) Sunnyvale, Calif. Canceled
GraphConnect 2020 (April 20-22) New York Canceled
HardwareCon (April 16) Mountain View, Calif. Now Sept. 24
HIMSS (March 9-13) Orlando Canceled
HP Reinvent (March 24-27) Anaheim, Calif. Now early fall
HPE Discover (June 23-25) Las Vegas Digital, June 22
HT-Next (April 28-30) Scottsdale, Ariz. Now Aug. 19-21
IAPP Global Privacy Summit (April 5-8) Washington, D.C. Canceled
IBM Think (May 4-7) San Francisco Digital, May 5-6
ICMI Contact Center Expo (May 11-14) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Now Oct. 12-15, Dallas
IDC Directions (March 4) Santa Clara Canceled
IDC Directions (March 10) Boston Canceled
InfoSec World (March 30-April 1) Orlando Now June 22-24
InnoVex (June 2-6) Taipei, Taiwan Now Sept. 28-30
ISC West (March 18-20) Las Vegas Now Oct. 5-8
Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (April 6-9) Barcelona Now Nov. 18-21
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon (March 30-April 2) Amsterdam Now Aug. 13-16
Linux Foundation Member Summit (March 10-12) Lake Tahoe, Calif. Canceled
LinuxFest Northwest (April 24-26) Bellingham, Wash. Canceled
LiveWorx (June 8-11) Boston Digital, June 9
Machine Learning Week (May 31-June 4) Las Vegas Digital
Magento Imagine (March 29-April 2) Las Vegas Digital
Microsoft Azure + AI Conference (April 6-9) Orlando Now Dec. 8-10
Microsoft Build (May 19-21) Seattle Digital
Microsoft Business Applications Summit (May 6-7) Dallas Digital, May 6
Microsoft Ignite (Sept. 21-25) New Orleans Digital
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (March 4-5) Zurich Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (March 11-12) Amsterdam Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (March 18-19) Shanghai Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (March 25-26) Hong Kong Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (March 25-26) Madrid Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (March 30-31) Mexico City Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (April 2-3) Mumbai Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (April 8-9) Bangalore Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (April 15-16) Chicago Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (April 22-23) Tel Aviv Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (April 29-30) Berlin Canceled
Microsoft Ignite the Tour (May 5-6) Stockholm Canceled
Microsoft Inspire (July 19-23) Las Vegas Canceled
Microsoft MVP Global Summit (March 15-20) Bellevue, Wash. Digital
MIT CDOIQ (July 21-23) Cambridge, Mass. Now Aug. 18-20
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (May 19) Boston Canceled
Mobile World Congress (Feb. 24-27) Barcelona, Spain Canceled
MSPWorld 2020 (March 15-17) New Orleans Now Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Next Generation Customer Experience (March 23-25) Indian Wells, Calif. Now Aug. 17-19
Nividia GPU Technology Conference (March 22-26) San Jose, Calif. Digital
Nutanix .NEXT (June 30-July 2) Chicago Digital, Sept. 8-10
OCP Global Summit (March 4-5) San Jose, Calif. Canceled
Oktane20 (March 30-April 2) San Francisco Digital
Oracle Cloud Day (March 10) Boston Postponed
Oracle Modern Business Experience (March 23-26) Chicago Now Sept. 21-24, Las Vegas
Oracle Modern Cloud Day (March 17) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Postponed
Oracle OpenWorld Asia (April 21-22) Singapore Postponed
O'Reilly Strata Data & AI (March 15-18) San Jose, Calif. Canceled
O'Reilly Strata Data & AI (April 20-23) London Canceled
OSDC East (April 14-17) Boston Digital
Paris Blockchain Week Summit (March 31-April 1) Paris Now Dec. 9-10
PegaWorld Inspire (May 31-June 2) Boston Digital, June 2
PrestoCon (March 24) San Mateo, Calif. Now summer
PyCon US 2020 (April 15-23) Pittsburgh Canceled
QlikWorld (May 11-14) Phoenix Digital, June 24-25
Qualtrics X4 (March 10-13) Salt Lake City Now early fall
Real Business Intelligence (May 5) Cambridge, Mass. Now Aug. 11-12
Reality Check for SDN (March 12) London Canceled
Red Hat Summit (April 27-29) San Francisco Digital, April 28-29
RedisConf20 (May 12-14) San Francisco Digital, May 12
Rubrik Forward (May 11-13) Chicago Digital, May 11
SaaS Connect (April 15-16) San Francisco Now Oct. 5-6
Salesforce World Tour (March 4) Sydney Digital
Salesforce World Tour (April 2) Boston Digital
SANS 2020 (April 3-10) Orlando Digital
SANS Atlanta Spring (May 26-31) Atlanta Digital
SANS Baltimore (April 27-May 2) Baltimore Digital
SANS Bethesda (April 14-19) Bethesda, Md. Digital
SANS Boston (April 20-25) Boston Digital
SANS Cloud Security Summit & Training (May 27-June 3) Frisco, Texas Digital
SANS Minneapolis (April 14-19) Minneapolis Digital
SANS Nashville (May 26-31) Nashville, Tenn. Digital
SANS Norfolk (March 16-21) Norfolk, Va. Digital
SANS Northern Virginia (May 17-22) Alexandria, Va. Digital
SANS Pen Test Austin (April 27-May 2) Austin, Texas Digital
SANS Philadelphia (March 30-April 4) Philadelphia Digital
SANS San Antonio (May 17-22) San Antonio Digital
SANS Security West (May 6-13) San Diego Digital
SAP Ariba Live (March 16-18) Las Vegas Digital
SAP Concur Fusion (March 9-12) Orlando Digital, March 11-12
SAP Now Berlin (March 19-20) Berlin Now Sept. 23-24
SAP Now Chile (April 2) Santiago, Chile Canceled
SAP Now Copenhagen (April 2) Copenhagen, Denmark Canceled
SAP Now Ecuador (March 18) Quito, Ecuador Postponed
SAP Now Guatemala (March 12) Guatemala City, Guatemala Postponed
SAP Now Helsinki (April 1) Helsinki Canceled
SAP Now Oslo (March 19) Oslo, Norway Canceled
SAP Now Stockholm (March 12) Stockholm Canceled
SAP Now Uruguay (March 19) Montevideo, Uruguay Postponed
SAP Now & ASUG Summit Argentina (March 17) Buenos Aires, Argentina Postponed
SAP Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference (May 12-14) Orlando Digital
SAS Global Forum (March 29-April 1) Washington, D.C. Digital
SecureWorld Kansas City (April 29) Kansas City, Kan. Now May 6, 2021
SecureWorld Toronto (April 23) Toronto Now April 22, 2021
SharePoint Fest (April 13) Seattle Now Aug. 24-28
Shopify Unite 2020 (May 6-8) Toronto Digital, May 20
SHRM (June 28-July 1) San Diego Canceled
SmartBear Connect 2020 (April 27-28) Boston Digital
Spark + AI Summit (June 22-25) San Francisco Digital, June 22-26
SREcon20 Americas (March 24-26) Boston Now Dec. 7-9
SREcon20 Asia-Pacific (June 15-17) Sydney Now Sept. 7-9
SuiteWorld20 (April 20-23) Las Vegas Now Aug. 10-13
SupportWorld Live (April 19-24) Las Vegas Now Aug. 2-7
SUSECON 2020 (March 23-27) Dublin Digital
SXSW (March 13-March 22) Austin Canceled
TechForum Security Forum NYC (April 2) New York Postponed to summer
VeeamON 2020 (May 4-6) Las Vegas Digital, June 17-18
VMworld (Aug. 30-Sept. 3) San Francisco Digital, Sept. 28
VMworld Europe (Nov. 9-12) Barcelona Digital, Sept. 28
WomenTech events (Assorted) Europe Digital, June 10-12
Workfront Leap U.K. (June 2-3) London Digital
Workfront Leap U.S. (April 27-30) Orlando Digital, June 24
World Summit AI Americas (March 25-26) Montreal Canceled
Zendesk Relate (March 3-5) Miami Digital, March 24
ZertoCon (May 18) Hollywood, Fla. Digital, June 10

News Writer Eric Avidon and Editorial Assistant Taylor Driscoll contributed to this report.

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