Traditionally, the tech giant, Google, observes its largest conference of the year around the month of April. The conference is an in-person event. But this year’s conference was announced to be held as a digital version, taking into account the critical situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which the entire world is grappling with.
Weeks after the decision to conduct the conference digitally, Google has decided to delay even the digital version of the conference.This year, the physical conference was supposed to take place in April in downtown San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
The digital version of the conference was offering a “free, global, digital-first, multi-day event connecting our attendees to Next ’20 content and each other through streamed keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive learning and digital ‘ask an expert’ sessions with Google teams.”
About the delay, Google said: “The event is postponed out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and local communities, and based on recent decisions made by the federal and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).” It further added that it is “fully committed to bringing Google Cloud Next ‘20: Digital Connect to life, but will hold the event when the timing is right.”