Keep Austin Healthy: SXSW Officially Cancelled Due To Concerns Over Coronavirus, Mayor Holds Press Conference

Ashley Hendricks March 6, 2020 32 No Comments

Keep Austin Healthy: SXSW Officially Cancelled Due To Concerns Over Coronavirus, Mayor Holds Press Conference

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There’s not any camera, panel, or gifting bundle worth dying for.

According into CNN, Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler held a press conference today to declare that SXSW is donezo for the year as a result of serious concerns about coronavirus.

“I’ve gone ahead and declared a local disaster in the city, and associated with that have issued an order that effectively cancels South by Southwest this year,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler told reporters Friday afternoon.

This year old festival has been scheduled for March 13 to March 22 however that is going to be the initial year in 34 decades it won’t move on.

“We are devastated to share this news with you,” SXSW stated in a statement. “We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.”

If you had tickets to go to SXSW the organizers are in the process of organizing an alternative and possibly a rescheduling.

Prior to now, Lots of the convention’s largest technology companies had already pulled the plug for example Twitter, who had been initially, followed by Facebook, Vevo, Mashable, and eventually TikTok.

Again, ai not everyone wanting to expire over enjoys and reposts.

We fully know the town’s decision to close down it, but marketing adviser Kate Talbot creates an intriguing point:

“SXSW is really beneficial to my business,” Talbot advised CNN Business soon prior to the episode was cancelled. “I’m doing what the CDC is telling us to do and being smart about it. I don’t want to live in fear. I don’t understand the difference between being in San Francisco and Austin. There’s a risk anywhere you go.”

Point shot, but we damn sure are not rolling the dice.

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