Google’s 2020 I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View on May 12 to 14 has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, and they have even sent emails to attendees to inform them of the cancellation.
In a statement, Google announced “Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Over the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to evolve Google I/O to best connect with and continue to build our developer community. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”
Attendees who have already purchased tickets will receive a refund, and they won’t have to enter next year’s I/O 2021 lottery to get a ticket. This is the first time Google has ever canceled this event, which they first hosted in 2008. Around 5,000 people usually attend, and is where Google announces its latest developer tools, and the platform’s newest features.