[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2020 Update
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Thu Mar 12 01:22:06 EDT 2020
Here in Ohio things are evolving fast, last week the governor stepped in and canceled an event that draws well over 300,000 people to Columbus for a weekend.
The cancellation was done with 3 days to go to the event and many people where either already at the event setting up as vendors, or had started their trip to get to Columbus, many tens of thousands of people voiced their displeasure and the organizer of the event is now not committing to bringing it back to Columbus next year.
All major sporting events in the state are being held without spectators. Even High School Basketball Tournaments are being held without spectators.
Nation wide E3 has been canceled in LA and NAB has been canceled in Las Vegas. It is also looking likely that Summer NAMM will also get the kibosh.
With travel restrictions being put in place that is going to further complicate things.
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> On Mar 12, 2020, at 12:06 AM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> On Mar 11, 2020, at 10:48 PM, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> From: Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com>
>> Subject: VCF East 2020 Update
>> Date: March 11, 2020 at 10:48:02 PM EDT
>> To: vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org
>> VCF East 2020 Update
>> In light of everything that is happening in the US and elsewhere with the current Flu season and Coronavirus, the VCF Mid-Atlantic Steering Committee wanted to update everyone on the current status of VCF East 2020.
>> As it stands, VCF East 2020 is still scheduled to take place as planned on April 24th, 25th and 26th.
> As things stand currently, I don't plan on traveling for any cons until at least June. Most epidemiological models have cases peaking around early May, give or take a few weeks, which means late April is likely to be pretty bad in terms of the effect on our national health system and follow-on effects in everyday life, not to mention the risk of infection if you're not already sick.
> This is not me trying to lecture y'all, because you can do what you want. But I would definitely suggest carefully considering the additional financial and logistical burden each additional week adds if you cancel later, because people make commitments, lock down schedules, and pay for travel arrangements as things get closer.
> In the infosec world, a LOT of conferences are getting canceled and moved right now, and people are feeling the pain (both people who had already committed to presenting and arranged time off work, gotten visas, booked non-refundable tickets, etc). It sucks. But most conferences have made that decision last week and this week.
> If the show does go on, I wish everyone the best of luck and I'll look forward to the videos. But I'll still be hoping for a raincheck.
> - Dave
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