SXSW 2020 and coronavirus: Here’s who’s not coming
Update, 4:25 p.m. March 6: After a week of organizations and individuals announcing they would no longer come to Austin for South by Southwest 2020, Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced in a news conference that he has declared a local disaster and issued an order that cancels the conference and festivals this year. Read the latest on statesman.com.
Earlier: South by Southwest is scheduled to take place March 13-22, but concern over the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus, has led to some cancellations in the days before.
SXSW officials said Monday afternoon that the conference and festivals are still planned to go on as scheduled, and no Texas health officials have requested cancellation. Organizers said they are monitoring the coronavirus situation and working with government agencies to ensure safety. SXSW has released a statement on its website.
Here’s a running list of speakers and organizations who have dropped out of the annual tech, music and film conference and festival. If you have information about a cancellation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional reporting by Peter Blackstock, Addie Broyles, Hojun Choi, Joe Gross and Deborah Sengupta Stith