CEDIA announced that its 2020 Expo, originally scheduled for Sept. 8-12 in Denver, Colo., has been canceled.
The organization said this is due to developments regarding COVID-19 including, but not limited to: the current status of the Colorado Convention Center as a medical care facility for non-emergency COVID-19 cases; the latest federal measures, including guidelines on the phased reopening of the U.S. economy; the declaration by the WHO of COVID-19 as a pandemic; the number of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically; current quarantines, containment areas, stay-at-home orders and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government authorities; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies.
In place of the in-person convention, the CEDIA Expo virtual experience will launch in September and offer session panels, keynotes, product unveilings, networking and an interactive expo hall.
The next in-person CEDIA Expo is scheduled for Sept. 1-3, 2021, in Indianapolis — the home of CEDIA.
Find the full announcement here.