Google Cancels I/O 2020 Due To Coronavirus Fears
Google is canceling its biggest event of the year because of concerns about the coronavirus. The 2020 edition of Google I/O, an annual developer conference originally scheduled for May 12-14 at Google’s Mountainview headquarters, will no longer take place, the company confirmed on Tuesday.
According to Google’s statement on the matter, the decision to cancel the in-person aspects of Google I/O 2020 was made with health guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Developers who already purchased the $1,000+ tickets to the event will receive a full refund by March 13, 2020. If you don’t have a credit on your statement after that date, reach out directly to Google at [email protected].
Guests who have registered for I/O 2020 will not need to enter next year’s drawing and will be automatically granted the option of purchasing an I/O 2021 ticket.