Visual Studio Live! Austin 2020 Postponed Due to Growing Concerns Over COVID-19 Virus
March 12, 2020
Due to the escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Visual Studio Live! Austin conference scheduled for March 30 – April 3, 2020 to May 10 – 14, 2021. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff for continued health and safety.
We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
We continue to plan confidently for the remaining 2020 VSLive! events, so please visit vslive.com for a full events list, including in-person events as well as 2-Day Virtual Training Seminars.
If you are a current registrant, you should have received information about the next steps. If you did not receive this email, please contact our Conference Registrar at [email protected] or 949.296.9840.
If you have any additional questions about the conference, please contact us at 949.296.9840 and we'll do our best to assist you.
The Visual Studio Live! Conference Team
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Attendee Information
Updated March 10, 2020
While the safety of our attendees, presenters, sponsors, and staff, continues to be the upmost importance to Visual Studio Live!, we currently have no plans to postpone or cancel VSLive! Austin 2020.
We are monitoring the latest developments related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be following all recommended guidelines from the CDC and WHO as it relates to COVID-19 prevention and implementing precautionary measures for VSLive! Austin. This unprecedented situation is changing daily so we remain watchful but also focused on delivering the developer training you need to keep you and your business competitive and future-ready.
Travel Guidance for Attendees
Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information. At this time, the risk to Americans remains low and there are no restrictions on travel anywhere within the United States, though older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk.
If you or a close relation has recently traveled in a highly impacted location, are unable to travel, or have a question regarding your attendance, please email us at [email protected].
Visual Studio Live! Austin 2020
We are working closely with our partners at the Hyatt regency Austin and local authorities in monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
The Hyatt Regency Austin has increased the frequency of cleaning high touch point areas such as elevator buttons, doorknobs, public areas and implementing deep-clean guest room procedures while also increasing the number and availability of hand sanitizer stations. In tandem with VSLive!, the hotel is paying close attention to the origin of our guests and utilizing precautionary screening measures of guests upon arrival where necessary. Again, while there have been no cases reported in the hotel or city, procedures, and training have been implemented for the hotel front desk, housekeeping and other departments on what to look for and what steps to take should a guest exhibit any sign of illness.
For current information on COVID-19 and the City of Austin, click here.
There is a lot about COVID-19 that is still unknown, but what we do know is that personal hygiene is of critical importance. We hope that people follow the science, implement the recommendations of public health agencies, and continue to participate in the activities that make our world connected.
We encourage you to become familiar with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions, which include:
- Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer. We will have sanitizing stations throughout the hotel and meeting space for our guests.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, please do not attend the Summit.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)