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Event Cancellations: an update on the impact of coronavirus on the event industry



The event industry was one of the earliest impacted by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. With over 3 million cases and a steadily climbing death toll, COVID-19 continues to impact people, companies and communities all around the world.

Thousands of companies made the difficult call earlier this year to cancel or postpone their spring and summer events. Here are some of the major events, conferences and sporting events that have already been cancelled, suspended or postponed throughout 2020.


  • South by Southwest, Austin
  • Adobe Summit, Las Vegas
  • Facebook’s Global Marketing Summit, San Francisco
  • 2020 Global Health Conference + Exhibition, Orlando
  • NBA 2020 season 
  • NHL 2020 season 
  • 2020 NCAA Tournament
  • MLB season
  • Master’s Golf Tournament
  • Live Nation AEG arena tours 
  • Formula One
  • IndyCar
  • 2020 BNP Paribas Open
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • BAFTA TV Awards
  • VidCon 2020


  • Coachella 2020
  • TED 2020, Vancouver
  • Shopify Unite 2020, Toronto
  • Google Cloud Next, San Francisco
  • 2020 Billboard Music Awards, Las Vegas
  • Boston Marathon
  • Tribeca Film Festival, NYC
  • CinemaCon 2020, Las Vegas


  • Google’s I/O developer event, California
  • Facebook’s F8 conference, California
  • Cisco Live, Las Vegas
  • Dell World, Las Vegas
  • Microsoft Build, Seattle
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • The Met Gala, NYC
  • World Series of Poker, Las Vegas


  • North American International Auto Show, Detroit
  • Electronic entertainment Expo (E3), LA
  • Forrester CX North America, NYC 
  • Apple WWDC
  • Tour de France
  • The US Open
  • Wimbledon
  • Euro 2020 soccer tournament
  • Daytime Emmys Ceremony, Pasadena
  • 2020 Tony Awards, New York City


  • The 2020 Olympics, Tokyo 
  • Calgary Stampede
  • San Diego Comic-Con


  • Burning Man, Nevada
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival


  • Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas

We'll continue to update this list over the coming weeks and months.

Stay safe.

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