IBL News | New York
Another high-profile conference canceled amid the concerns of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Moreover, experts consulted by IBL News predict that disruption will affect the whole conference industry in the short term – at least until June this year.
The ASU-GSV Summit, scheduled for March 30th to April 1st, 2020 in San Diego, California, was postponed to Tuesday, September 29th – Thursday, October 1st in San Diego “when we assume that the Coronavirus will have abated,” announced the event’s organization today.
”For our friends and partners of the Jewish faith, we know that Monday, September 28th is Yom Kippur and that September 29th will be a travel day. We will do everything in our power to schedule in a way that supports the full celebration of Yom Kippur,” wrote Deborah Quazzo and Michael Moe.
This year, the 11th Annual ASU-GSV Summit was expecting 5,000 people including 500+ learning and workforce technology CEOs from across the globe, 400+ investors, 500 PreK-12 leaders, 500 Higher Education leaders, 400+ Chief Learning and Talent Officers, Policy Makers and Foundation Leaders, and Social Entrepreneurs.
Also, yesterday, the American Council on Education (ACE) announced that it canceled its 2020 Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success annual meeting, scheduled for this weekend in New Orleans, citing the “ongoing and growing threat posed by the novel coronavirus.”
“Planning is currently underway to present selected keynote sessions and conference workshops virtually, and materials from concurrent session presentations will be posted online,” said the organization.