The Open edX Annual Conference Suspended Amid the Virus Concerns

IBL News | New York 

The edX organization announced yesterday the cancellation of the 2020 Open edX Conference, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from May 19th to 22nd. Attendees that have already purchased tickets will receive a refund.

The coronavirus spread is prompting educational organizations to suspend annual meetings everywhere.

“Given the continued concerns, we concluded that canceling the event was the responsible thing to do,” wrote Ed Zarecor, a manager at

The organizing team is now evaluating whether it is worth it to set up a virtual event.

The 2020 Open edX award will be granted, and submissions are open through April 17.