Due to coronavirus outbreaks, the association has called off Tech Summits scheduled in Southern California, Dallas and Houston.
FISHERS, Ind. — CEDIA has announced that due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreaks it will be canceling its upcoming Tech Summits scheduled to take place in March and April.
The move follows the previous cancellation of the Vancouver Tech Summit that was slated for March 12.
The association recently addressed members of its community about the new coronavirus after it was found that an attendee of both its Florida Tech Summits in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, held in late February, tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
“CEDIA would like to express our concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus,” the association states in the in the Tech Summits cancellation announcement.
After close monitoring of ongoing developments and recent reports from public health officials nationally and locally, CEDIA has decided to cancel the following Tech Summits:
- Woodland Hills, Calif. – March 31
- Irvine, Calif. – April 2
- Dallas – April 14
- Houston – April 16
“The health and safety of our staff and anyone planning to attend our events is of the utmost importance to CEDIA. As such, we believe this is the most prudent action to take at this time. CEDIA is working with venues to reschedule the Texas and California events and will communicate new dates as they are confirmed.”
Monitoring Coronavirus Situation; Other Summits Still on Tap
The association added that it is closely monitoring and following the travel and safety advice and precautions recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as by relevant government health agencies at a regional and local level.
“As of today, the remaining 2020 Tech Summits will take place as scheduled,” according to the statement. “This situation is very fluid right now and should a cancellation or a reschedule need to occur, we will notify all relevant participants and attendees.”
Other Tech Summits on the schedule for 2020 include: Toronto (May 14), Chicago (Sept. 24), New York (Melville, Oct. 6), New Jersey (Elizabeth, Oct. 8), Boston (Oct. 27) and Atlanta (Nov. 12).
CEDIA stands for Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association and represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design and integrate goods and services for the connected home.