How the major conferences are adapting due to coronavirus

Here's what's been canceled or rescheduled — or is going virtual.

Kai-Fu Lee on stage at TED in 2018

The annual TED conference, shown here in 2018, is among the hundreds of events postponed due to coronavirus.

Photo: Glenn Chapman/AFP via Getty Images

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, conferences are being forced to respond. We will continue to update this list as things change.

Adobe Summit

Original location: Las Vegas
Original date: March 21
Rescheduled date: March 31
Live or virtual? Virtual

Aspen Ideas Festival

Original location: Aspen
Original date: June 24–July 3
Rescheduled date: Canceled


Location: San Diego
Original date: March 30–April 1
Rescheduled date: Sept. 29–Oct. 1
Live or virtual? Live

AWS Reinvent

Location: Las Vegas
Date: Nov. 30–Dec. 4
Live or virtual? Live

Cannes Lions

Location: Cannes
Original date: June 22–26
Rescheduled date: Canceled

Code Conference

Location: Los Angeles
Original date: May 26–28
Rescheduled date: June 1–3, 2021
Live or virtual? Live

Collision From Home

Original location: Toronto
Date: June 22–25
Live or virtual? Virtual

Democratic National Convention

Location: Milwaukee
Original date: July 13–16
Rescheduled date: Aug. 17–20

Digiday Publishing Summit

Location: Vail
Original date: March 25–27
Rescheduled date: July 8–10
Live or virtual? Live


Location: San Francisco
Original date: Nov. 9–12
Rescheduled date: Canceled

Facebook F8

Original location: San Jose
Date: May 5–6
Live or virtual? Virtual

Fortune Brainstorm Tech

Original location: Aspen
Rescheduled location: Half Moon Bay, CA
Original date: July 13–15
Rescheduled date: Dec. 15–16
Live or virtual? Live

Game Developers Conference

Original location: San Francisco
Original date: March 16–20
Rescheduled date: Aug. 4–6
Live or virtual? Virtual

Google Cloud Next

Original location: San Francisco
Original date: April 6–8
Rescheduled date: TBD
Live or virtual? TBD

Google I/O

Original location: Mountain View
Original date: May 12–14
Rescheduled date: Canceled

GTC 2020 (Nvidia)

Original location: San Jose
Date: March 22–26
Live or virtual? Virtual

HPE Discover

Original location: Las Vegas
Original date: June 23–25
Rescheduled date: June 23+
Live or virtual? Virtual

IBM Think 2020

Original location: San Francisco
Date: May 4–7
Live or virtual? Virtual

IEEEVR Conference

Original location: Atlanta
Date: March 22–26
Live or virtual? Virtual


Location: Berlin
Date: Sept. 4–9
Live or virtual? Live

Milken Global

Location: Los Angeles
Original date: May 2–6
Rescheduled date: Oct. 12–15
Live or virtual? Live

Money 2020

Location: Las Vegas
Date: Oct. 25–28
Live or virtual? Live

Republican National Convention

Location: Charlotte
Date: Aug. 24–27
Live or virtual? Live


Location: Vancouver
Original date: April 20–24
Rescheduled date: TBA
Live or virtual? Virtual

TechCrunch Disrupt

Location: San Francisco
Date: Sept. 14–17
Live or virtual? Live

TNW Conference

Location: Amsterdam
Original date: June 18–19
Rescheduled date: Oct. 1–2
Live or virtual? Live


Location: Anaheim, CA
Original date: July 17–20
Rescheduled date: Canceled

Web Summit

Location: Lisbon
Original date: Nov. 2–5
Live or virtual? Live

WSJ Tech Live

Location: Laguna Beach
Original date: Oct. 19–21
Live or virtual? Live


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