Cancellation of SymfonyLive Warsaw 2020 and SymfonyLive Berlin 2020
Due to the unprecedent Covid-19 situation which spread accross the entire world over the past few months, we have taken the hard but necessary decision to cancel SymfonyLive Warsaw 2020 and SymfonyLive Berlin 2020.
As both conferences are getting closer, we have to face the fact that we don't have the minimum required registered attendees to maintain both of them. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, ticket sales stopped completely. We're very far from our expectactions regarding the number of registrations. As it appears that this trend will not change in the next week, we cannot take the risk to jeopardize the financial and economic situation of the conferences.
Organizing events is difficult. We need to pay the venue and many contractors before getting people registered and confirmed sponsorships. Over the past months, we all felt the economic difficulties from the Covid-19 crisis and unfortunately it's probably just the beginning. As of today, we only have a few people registered to both conferences and a few signed sponsors. We are forced to admit that it won't be enough to maintain the conferences in Warsaw and Berlin. We are now trying to talk with the venues to limit the cost of the cancellations.
We have decided to focus all our efforts to organize the SymfonyCon event in Disneyland Paris, from December 1st to 5th, 2020. As this conference is the biggest conference we have ever organized in 15 years, we need to make sure it will be break even. We will be back next year with our regular local events.
Regarding the SymfonyLive Paris 2020 which has been postponed to September 23-24, this conference was about to take place when the French lockdown took place on March 17th 2020 (the initial conferences dates were on March 26-27 2020). Meaning that we are almost already sold-out and have many confirmed sponsors, which enable us to make sure this conference will be a success.
We’d like to thank all the already registered attendees and sponsors for their support at SymfonyLive Warsaw 2020 and SymfonyLive Berlin 2020. We’ll refund all registered attendees to both conferences. We are looking forward for better times to be able to organize both conferences back in Warsaw and Berlin, hopefully next year. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via our Support page.
We hope to meet you again either this year at SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2020 or next year at one of our local conferences.
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