The World Health Organisation has just deemed Corona a worldwide pandemic and what that means for work, life and everything else is anyone’s guess right now but Martys article on working from home is a good place to start. Anyway with that in mind events left, right and centre are being cancelled with public health and safety being the primary concern…and understandably so. Dublin Comic Con and now Dublin Tech Summit are the most recent to have tumbled to Covid-19.
Over the last three years, Dublin Tech Summit has steadily grown into a leading tech conference with over 10,000 global attendees, throughout this time we have met some amazing companies from KeepAppy to Newsadoo and everything in between. This years event which was meant to be happening in April was already shaping up to be aworld-class event to make DTS one of Europe’s most attended events.
Dublin Comic Con, which was set to take place at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, has been postponed until August.
Events around the world are cancelling as they consider the safety of their global community in light of the ever-changing nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Like Google, like the Six Nations and like E3, DTS have decided to reschedule their event in April, based on the information provided by leading health organisations and the outlook on COVID-19.
The cancellations come as E3, the premier trade event for the video game industry, was also pulled. The organisers of the Web Summit last week said its sister conference Collision, which was to be held in Toronto in June, will now be an online-only event due to the spread of the coronavirus. We wait to see what else comes but it’s looking likely that all international events will either be cancelled, rescheduled or go virtual.
In light of these ongoing changes, in what can only be described as a wierd time globably, DTS & Comic Con have been pushed back to Sept 9-10 & August respectively. Organisers of Comic Con had this to say.
This has been a very hard decision for us to make. We are fans, first and foremost, and DCC is a big part of who we are. These shows are a labour of love and it is not a decision taken lightly.
At the moment Comic Con visitors have the option to transfer their ticket to the new event or can be reimbursed while DTS visitors tickets can be transferred to DTS 2021 taking place on the 21 – 22 April 2021 at the RDS Dublin or can be moved to the new event (no talk of refunds for the time being).
Strange times indeed, but for now in the interest of public safety these events needed to be postponed not unlike MWC to Serie A and everything in between. Sure here’s a link to the HSE site regarding Covid-19 if you want.