Coronavirus Fears Lead to Cancellation of SXSW EDU

The SXSW EDU conference been canceled owing to fears over the Coronavirus. SXSW EDU is an annual education technology-focused event held in Austin, TX the week before the main SXSW festival, which has also been canceled.

According to organizers, “The City of Austin has canceled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions. We are devastated to share this news with you. ‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.”

Organizers said they’re exploring options for rescheduling and/or creating a virtual event.

“We are exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants, starting with SXSW EDU. For our registrants, clients, and participants we will be in touch as soon as possible and will publish an FAQ.”

Updated details can be found on the SXSW EDU site.

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