Whether reading one more headline about coronavirus is enough to make your eyes roll, or cause premature anxiety, it is important to note where it has real financial ramifications on our industry. It is especially important to monitor how it affects pro audio visual events — and, so far, it has threatened more than one.
The following is our list of pro AV events (and pro AV-adjacent events) which have either been postponed or canceled outright due to COVID-19.
Canceled Pro AV Events
Almo E4 Experience (Santa Clara AND Washington D.C. dates) – This touring AV trade show has only cancelled its stop in Santa Clara, California and Washington, D.C. due to the state of emergency declared in that state. Full story and details here.
Campus Safety Conferences – Scheduled for June 15-17 in Las Vegas, NV; July 12-14 in Bethesda, MD; and July 26-28 in San Antonio, TX, these education & healthcare safety-themed conferences have been canceled.
InfoComm 2020 – AVIXA management says they’re exploring other options to deliver some scheduled content to attendees. The 2020 edition of the show will not be rescheduled for some time later in 2020.
InfoComm Southeast Asia: The Bangkok show May 27-29 was canceled outright after originally being rescheduled for July.
Integrate Expo – The 2020 edition of Integrate has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and will next take place from 24 – 26 August 2021, in Melbourne at the MCEC.
NAB 2020 – The National Association of Broadcasters show, originally scheduled for April in Las Vegas, has outright canceled in the wake of COVID-19.
NEC Showcase (Tustin date) – NEC has announced it has cancelled the NEC Showcase on March 11 in Tustin, California for “the safety, health and well-being of our customers, partners and employees,” the company says. Full story and details here.
Prolight + Sound – The board has canceled this year’s event due to a governmental mandate. Further details here.
PSA TEC – PSA Security says the event, originally scheduled for April 20-23 will not occur in 2020.
PSNI Supersummit 2020 – Originally scheduled for March 30-April 1, this even has been outright canceled by PSNI Global Alliance. Further details here.
Rescheduled Audio Visual Events
Crestron Masters – This event is now postponed until the fall, with no update available yet on a specific date.
**SCHEDULING UPDATE ** DSE 2020 (Digital Signage Expo) – Scheduled originally for late March/early April in Las Vegas, the show has been pushed back to September 15-18.
Enterprise Connect Orlando 2020 – The event has been rescheduled and will now take place on August 3-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
InfoComm China – The Beijing show,which was scheduled for March 26-28, is now postponed to 28 – 30 September 2020. More details here.
**SCHEDULING UPDATE ** ISC West – The event will now take place October 5-8, 2020 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
The company said in a statement, “Over the coming weeks, along with ISC West’s Premier Sponsor SIA – we will continue to serve the industry, creating ways to connect, collaborate and keep our world moving during this difficult period.”
We will update this page regularly with more details and announcements