The OCP Summit, due to take place this week in San Jose, has been canceled because of concerns over the worldwide covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. Other events have been canceled, delayed, or converted to online-only events.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit due to open today in San Jose, was canceled last week, when the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the risk of Covid-19 to "very high." Meanwhile, Schneider Electric's Innovation Summit 2020, due to take place in Paris in April, has been postponed due to a French Government ban on large gatherings.

DCD has rescheduled some regional events, but conferences such as DCD>New York 2020, are currently due to take place as planned, pending any further advice from local authorities.

Update: Google has cancelled the physical Google IO annual developer event due to happen in Mountain View this May. Delegates can claim a full refund.

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Global events

Events with a global audience have been assessing the risks of the novel coronavirus outbreak, as certain countries impose restrictions, and some organizations apply travel bans. Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 was canceled last month, and OCP and Schneider are two major data center-related event organizers to follow suit.

Facebook has canceled its F8 developer conference due to take place in May in San Jose, and Cisco has canceled Cisco Live in Melbourne in March. Other events have been converted to online-only events, with in-person attendance canceled - including Google Cloud Next (Apr. 6-8 in San Francisco), Adobe Summit (Mar. 29-Apr. 2 in Las Vegas), Nvidia GTC - GPU Technology Conference (Mar. 22-26 in San Jose) and the Microsoft MVP Global Summit (Mar. 15-20).