In 2020, the Adobe MAX conference was online and free for all for the first time ever. This year, the trend continues: Adobe MAX 2021 will be held in October and it will once again be free for everyone to attend from their homes.
If you’ve been looking forward to 2021 to start attending trade shows again, we’ve got some bad news. CP+, the largest trade show in Japan, will be held online only. Looks like the pandemic is already extending into the next year.
I guess most of us have lost all hopes of attending any mass events in 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic is already affecting 2021, too. After trade shows scheduled for the current year, CES 2021 now becomes an online-only event as well.
As we all know, all spring events were cancelled this year. Fall looks promising though, and IBC in Amsterdam remains scheduled for September. However, Panasonic has announced that they won’t exhibit at this year’s show, and the reason seems to be the coronavirus fear.
The coronavirus situation has the world’s population divided. On the one side, many aren’t worried. That it’s just SARS, MERS, Bird Flu or Ebola all over again and that it’ll blow over. On the other, some people are very worried, particularly organisers of large events such as MWC in Barcelona, CP+ in Tokyo and now GDC in San Francisco.
TPS, NAB and Photokina all recently announced that they are still currently going ahead as planned, but the situation in Europe has changed since then. A couple of days ago, however, at a press conference in Tokyo, Photokina organisers still say that there is no reason to cancel the event.
Whenever DIYP heads out to cover an event, we get a lot of people asking what gear we’re using to do it. Our kit evolves over time, though and changes from show to show. So, for some events, we shoot new show gear update videos. We’ve decided to do make one such update in Las Vegas at NAB 2019 this year, and here it is.