So, for now, South by Southwest is still officially happening.
You’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise as each new day seemingly brings with it news of yet another major company dropping out of the annual tech and music festival in Austin, Texas. At issue is the coronavirus, and its possible spread among attendees at a large event like SXSW.
As of the time of this writing, SXSW organizers are insisting that the show will go on.
“SXSW is working closely on a daily basis with local, state, and federal agencies to plan for a safe event,” the organization noted in a March 2 statement. “As a result of this dialogue and the recommendations of Austin Public Health, the 2020 event is proceeding with safety as a top priority.” Read more…