Thursday , August 11 2022

NamesCon delays in person event due to coronavirus

Organizers nix January in-person event.

It’s been a tough couple of years for live event organizers due to the coronavirus.

The last in-person NamesCon event was in January 2020. Some people canceled at the last minute due to the burgeoning virus; there were several cancellations from China. But the mood was generally upbeat with the hope that the virus would soon pass like many before it. Little did we know that the world would shut down just two months later.

NamesCon shifted to an online model.

Earlier this summer, it looked like it might be able to return to a live event this coming January. But no more.

Citing the increased spread of the virus, uneven vaccine distribution, and international travel restrictions, NamesCon has decided to postpone its next in-person conference until later in 2022. At the earliest, we’ll be looking at spring. Given the lead time necessary to plan a conference, this would require substantial improvements over the next few months.

The next NamesCon Online is scheduled for next month. So at least we can get together virtually.

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