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SXSW was cancelled on March 6 over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
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Source: Business Insider

Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16 because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.
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Source: Coachella/TwitterTMZ

Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d’Huez was cancelled. They are offering full refunds to those who had tickets, as well as discounts on future festivals.
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Source: Tomorrowland

E3, the video game convention set to take place in Los Angeles in June, was also cancelled.
E3

Source: ArsTechnica

Pearl Jam postponed the first leg of their tour, which includes shows in the US and Canada. The shows haven’t been rescheduled yet.
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Source: Pearl Jam/Twitter

Avril Lavigne postponed her Asia tour, which included stops in China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
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Source: Avril Lavigne

Miley Cyrus pulled out as the headliner of the World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert in Australia, prompting the event to be cancelled.
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Source: Miley Cyrus

Adobe cancelled its annual live summit because of growing concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, the entire event will take place online.
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Source: Adobe

TED 2020 was originally supposed to held in Vancouver from April 20 to 24 but was postponed to July 20 to 26. The organizers said they might decide to hold the conference virtually.
TED

Source: Global News

REV’d Up Media Summit will also take place online to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Source: Rev

HIMSS, a health-technology conference in Orlando was also canceled.
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Source: CNBC

Several major corporate conferences have been canceled or postponed because of the outbreak, including F8, Facebook’s annual conference for developers. F8 is Facebook’s biggest event of the year, and it’s set to be replaced with local events and live-streamed content.
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Source: Business Insider

Facebook also canceled its annual Global Marketing Summit in San Francisco, which was supposed to host 5,000 people.
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Source: Vox

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is the biggest smartphone conference of the year, was canceled after major companies including LG, Amazon, Sony, Ericsson, Facebook, Nvidia, MediaTek, Sprint, and Vivo pulled out of the event because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Huawei Mobile World Congress

Source: Business Insider

Workday’s annual internal sales conference is going to be a virtual event, as the in-person conference was canceled due to the outbreak.
FILE PHOTO: Workday Inc. Chairman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri (L) and Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dave Duffield (C) applaud thier company's first trade with NYSE-Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer (center R) and traders following the IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Source: Business Insider

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Fransisco was canceled because of the outbreak after major companies like Sony and Microsoft pulled out of the event.
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Source: Vice

EmTech Asia, a conference in Singapore about business and technology, has been postponed to August because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.
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Source: EmTech Asia/Twitter

Google News Initiative Global Summit, Google’s annual news conference, was canceled because of the outbreak.
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Source: CBS News

The Trump administration postponed the ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas, which connects the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
Asean leaders attend the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Source: Inc.CBS News

Shopify canceled its annual developer conference, Unite, because of the outbreak.
The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa 

Source: Financial Post

Semi, which is a global organization that includes companies that are vendors of semiconductor production systems and materials, canceled its Semicon conventions in Korea and China due to concerns about the coronavirus.
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Source: EE Times

It’s not just conferences that are getting canceled and postponed — Tokyo’s famous cherry blossom festival was canceled because of the outbreak …
cherry blossom festival in kyoto japan

Source: The Points Guy

… and so was Okinawa’s Azalea Festival.
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Source: Okinawa Stripes

Ultra Music Festival, which takes place in July in Miami, was also cancelled due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.
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Source: Variety

Venice authorities canceled the last two days of the historic Venice carnival because of the outbreak.
venice carnival

Source: Business Insider

Several St. Patricks Day parades across Ireland were canceled due to the outbreak.
St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ireland

Source: BBC

Several fashion shows for Paris and Milan’s fashion weeks were canceled, including Giorgio Armani’s.
Paris Fashion Week

Source: The GuardianThe CutWWD

Meanwhile, the Shanghai fashion week will still go on, but instead of in-person with a live audience, the event will be live-streamed online because of concerns about the coronavirus.
Fashion Week

Source: US News

The outbreak is affecting sporting events too. Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed because of the outbreak.
Chinese Grand Prix

Source: Business Insider

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) canceled three tournaments in Asia because of concerns about the coronavirus …
FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the 118th hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Wie is expecting her first child — a girl — this summer. The often-injured golfer announced the news Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, on Instagram. She married Jonnie West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, in August. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Source: Reuters

… and the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Series-China was canceled altogether.
Andrew Landry follows through on the fourth tee during the final round of The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Source: Reuters

Similarly, the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be postponed until 2021 because of the outbreak.
Gwen Berry competes in the World Athletics Championships in London in 2017.

Source: Reuters

FIFA postponed the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The matches have not been rescheduled yet.
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Source: FIFA

The Dalai Lama has canceled all upcoming public events indefinitely because of the outbreak.
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Source: The New York Times

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