#canceleverything = adios tech conferences. Now what?
Connie Guglielmo, editor in Chief at Cnet, and Molly Wood from Marketplace.org discuss canceling events and moving online
Nearly every tech conference, gathering or trade show in the next few months has been canceled, postponed or gone fully virtual. On Wednesday, the massive video game trade show E3 was canceled, which was scheduled for June. The National Association of Broadcasters canceled its April meeting in Las Vegas. That, of course, follows cancellations of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas; Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; and Google’s developer conference in Mountain View, California. Facebook canceled the in-person event for its F8 conference in San Jose, California, and will replace it with videos, livestreamed content and “locally hosted events.”