Covid-19 Pandemic

Virtual alternatives to your cancelled 2020 tech events.

ByApril 7, 2020

A number of tech events planned for 2020 have been cancelled, postponed, or gone virtual due to coronavirus (COVID-19). With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest cancellations of popular tech events and providing links to upcoming virtual alternatives.

Know of a great upcoming virtual tech event that we missed? Let us know in the comments.


HPE Discover More
April 22 | London, UK
HPE’s Discover More event series is cancelled for the rest of 2020. HPE remains optimistic that they will be able to reschedule some Discover More events later in the year and is investigating conversion to virtual formats that will deliver the most engaging and informative experiences for all attendees.

Dell Technologies World
May 4–7 | Las Vegas, NV
The live Dell Technologies World 2020 event has been cancelled and will now be a virtual event instead. Dell said in their event statement they will post more details about the virtual experience soon.

May 18–20 | Hollywood, FL
The in-person ZertoCON 2020 event is cancelled. Zerto said in their event update that ZertoCON 2020 will become a virtual event that will deliver the latest information and announcements from Zerto, and they will post more details soon.

Cisco Live
May 31–June 4 | Las Vegas, NV
Cisco Live is being relaunched as a complimentary, full-scale digital event, enabling remote participation from anywhere in the world. The Cisco Live 2020 digital event will take place on June 2–3.

Note: You can access recordings of sessions, keynotes and partner content from previous global Cisco Live events here.

May 4–6 | Las Vegas, NV
Veeam announced that the May event in Las Vegas has been cancelled and will now take place virtually. Specifics around the digital event are being finalized, but mark June 17–18 on your calendars. Registration and agenda will be launched shortly.

Note: All the sessions and content from VeeamON 2019 are available on demand and free via VeeamOn Virtual.

HPE Discover
June 23–25 | Las Vegas, NV
HPE recently announced HPE Discover 2020 will transition from an in-person event to a virtual experience, with a host of live and on-demand content, as well as technical resources, demonstrations, and training.

Virtual Events

There are plenty of other virtual events for IT professionals to attend, especially now. Here are a few we think are worth checking out.

Adobe Summit
March 31
Adobe’s digital experience conference has gone digital. Explore product demos and announcements across keynotes and over a hundred breakout sessions. You can sign up for free access to the entire on-demand event here.

Atlassian Remote Summit
April 1–2
Join the Atlassian Remote Summit and learn about how everyone can work better together from anywhere. Register today to stay current on all Remote Summit news, then tune in live when the event begins on April 1st.

STAREAST Virtual Conference
May 6-7
TechWell produces several of the most respected conferences in the software testing and development industry. Their popular STAREAST conference will be a fully virtual experience this year. STAREAST Virtual+ will be streaming over 90 talks—including 5 keynotes, 35 tutorials, and more than 42 sessions all in an engaging and interactive premium virtual atmosphere.

Cloud Data Summit North America
May 26–27
Learn from companies which have migrated data platforms from on-premise to the cloud. See how they were redesigned to take advantage of endless storage and compute power. This is a 100 percent virtual cloud summit, with over 1,000 data professionals expected to attend.

Collision From Home
June 22–25
Collision from Home attendees will participate in this virtual event by livestreaming talks from tech CEOs, international policymakers and global cultural figures. They’ll chat and connect with each other through the bespoke Collision from Home app and have the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s most influential companies and fastest-growing startups.

HIMSS20 Digital
While the March 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition that was going to take place in Orlando, FL has been cancelled, HIMSS has announced plans to make general education sessions, panels, and presentations available online (where practical) through HIMSS20 Digital. View available sessions here.

But wait, there’s more.
And of course, there’s plenty of online content available to keep your brain busy when you’re at home—webinars, ebooks, online classes, and more. If you’re looking for somewhere to get started, or simply want more information about iland’s cloud services, we recommend starting with our Knowledge Center, where you’ll find webinars, presentations, case studies, and more.

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Kim Howard

Kim Howard

Kim Howard is a Demand Generation Specialist at iland Cloud, responsible for end-to-end coordination and management of outbound demand generation campaigns including planning, promotion, execution, follow-up, and reporting for programs. She also held various Marketing and Sales Operations roles at iland from 2007-2014. Prior to rejoining iland in 2019, she worked as a Marketing Manager for Apto, a commercial real estate software company. Kim graduated with a Business Administration degree from Governors State University.