Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2020 is not taking place in the Seattle area this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The MVP Global summit 2020 was supposed to take place between March 16 – March 19. However, Microsoft has decided to host an online-only, virtual event instead.
Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2020 canceled
The MVP Global Summit is an annual event, which features a series of in-depth technical discussions and feedback sessions across the Microsoft Redmond campus.
Microsoft says it’s closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation with the help of guidance provided by government agencies and international organizations.
Microsoft stresses the importance of prioritizing the health and safety of Microsft MVPs, Regional Directors (RDs), partners, suppliers, and employees.
As a result, the company has made the decision that this year’s MVP Global Summit will be hosted online. However, Microsoft has ensured that the virtual event will be scheduled between the same week as the original schedule.
Currently, Microsoft is planning and preparing to convert this year’s exclusive in-depth technical sessions into an online-only format. This is what Microsoft had to say in its email to the MVPs:
“Unfortunately, due to health concerns for our Windows Insider MVPs, MVPs, and our Microsoft employees, the very difficult decision was made to cancel the in-person portion of the MVP Summit. We are working on a virtual experience for you all as an alternative.”
Microsoft will soon provide specific instructions with regards to the registration for the virtual event.
UPDATE: The next MVP Global Summit will take place March 28-April 2, 2021.
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