March 11, 2020 I Coronavirus

Avid Cancels Connect 2020 Over Coronavirus

On March 10, in response to the coronavirus outbreak, media technology leader Avid announced its decision to cancel participation in all trade conferences and other large face-to-face events globally for at least the next 60 days, including NAB Show 2020. Additionally, the Avid Connect 2020 conference in Las Vegas, planned for mid-April, is canceled.

In response to these decisions, the company will hold an online broadcast that will introduce all of Avid’s new products, previously slated for introduction at Connect 2020 and NAB Show 2020, sometime in April. Later in the year, Avid and the Avid Customer Association plan to host regional Connect events in several locations worldwide.

“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.”

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