Obviously, most near-term public events are canceled, as efforts to reduce transmission of COVID-19 ramp up. Some events already have new dates in 2020, however. Here’s the latest:
(photo at top – Hanna Parrott, for Synthplex in LA USA / gallery)
SuperBooth, Berlin – no 2020 event.
Statement: “Due to the current health situation and the worldwide development of the Coronavirus there will be no SuperBooth event in 2020.
All ticketholder can give their already purchased tickets back for a full refund.”
Synthplex, Los Angeles – rescheduled to fall.
Statement: “Due to international travel restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of attendees, vendors, artists, presenters and Synthplex Staff, Synthplex 2020 has been moved. New dates are October 29th – November 1, 2020.”
Ableton Loop, Berlin – rescheduled to 2021.
Ableton have a full FAQ.
While the other events here are simply canceling 2020 and carrying on with 2021, Ableton says Loop in 2021 will be as close as possible to what they planned for 2020, so they’re in a different boat.
Musikmesse, Frankfurt – no 2020 event.
Musikmesse proper was already canceled, but now the local Musikmesse Plaza 2020 and Musikmesse Festival events are also off. See you in 2021 here as with the others.
Apple WWDC, USA – moved online for 2020
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is one to watch. For one, the programming of interest to many CDM readers (visual development, plug-ins, iOS dev, and so on). But it seems also likely that Apple’s push to make this work online could be a model for other events, and a showcase for Apple’s own tech – plus, for some who couldn’t afford to make the trip to California, the online version may appeal with or without global pandemic fears.
On that note:
NAB, Las Vegas – canceled, but manufacturers move online
Machina Bristronica, Bristol UK – postponed
No updated dates that I could see, but tickets will still work:
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I also know many readers of this site are freelancers and touring artists, struggling with a second layer of economic hardship on top of health concerns, so I’ll try to collect information there, as well.