In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Avid has announced its decision to cancel participation in all trade conferences and other large face-to-face events globally for at least the next 60 days, including NAB Show 2020.
Additionally, the Avid Connect 2020 conference in Las Vegas that was planned for mid-April is canceled, a decision the company made in consultation with the Avid Customer Association’s (ACA) executive board.
In April, the community will be invited to participate in an online broadcast to introduce all of the company’s new products that had been slated for introduction at Connect 2020 and NAB Show 2020. Later in the year, when public safety can be assured, Avid and the ACA plan to host regional Connect events in several locations worldwide, with details to be announced soon.
“While these were difficult decisions for Avid, and for me personally, we feel strongly that helping stop the spread and severity of the COVID-19 virus is not just the job of governments and healthcare providers, but the responsibility of every individual, organization and corporation around the globe,” says Jeff Rosica, CEO and president of Avid. “We will take this opportunity to try new methods and experiment with different approaches to better engage with our clients, users and the community around the globe. Avid remains supportive of the NAB Show and looks forward to next year’s event.”