Microsoft’s MVP Summit is the latest event to fall victim to Coronavirus caution, will be a virtual only event

Kip Kniskern

Word is filtering out through Twitter today that the Microsoft MVP Summit, a sometimes annual event bringing some 1500 Microsoft MVP award recipients to Microsoft’s Redmond campus for a week of NDA protected sessions, has been cancelled.

Quick update, here’s the notice, as posted by an MVP

MVPs have been notified via email about the cancellation. The event was to be held March 15-20, in Bellevue and Redmond, Wa. MVPs tweeting about the cancellation are saying that it will be replaced by a virtual event.

With concern about the COVID-19 Coronavirus spreading, the MVP Summit is one among a growing number to be cancelled or postponed. So far, there’s no word about Microsoft’s Build developer conference, slated for May 19-21 in Seattle, but prospects aren’t probably looking good for any large conference. The Mobile World Conference, Facebook’s F8, and the Game Developer Conference (GDC) have already been cancelled, or in the case of GDC, postponed. So far, Google I/0, set for May 12-14, is still on, as is Build, but obviously plans could change.