Avid has now cancelled its 2020 Avid Connect conference in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The conference takes place annually in las Vegas ahead of the NAB show in the city in April.
The company is also cancelling participation in all trade conferences and other large face-to-face events globally for at least the next 60 days, including its presence at the NAB Show 2020 itself.
Avid now plans an online broadcast to introduce all of Avid’s new products that had been slated for introduction at Connect 2020 and NAB Show 2020 in Las Vegas. Later in the year, Avid and the ACA plan to host regional Connect events in several locations worldwide. Details will be announced soon.
“While these were difficult decisions for Avid, and for me personally, we feel strongly that helping stop the spread and severity of the COVID-19 virus is not just the job of governments and healthcare providers, but the responsibility of every individual, organization and corporation around the globe,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO and President at Avid. “We will take this opportunity to try new methods and experiment with different approaches to better engage with our clients, users and the community around the globe. Avid remains supportive of the NAB Show and looks forward to next year’s event.”