eMerge Americas, South Florida’s marquee annual tech conference, has been postponed to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 conference had originally been slated for November.
In an announcement late Friday, organizers said uncertainty around the coronavirus made canceling the 2020 event unavoidable.
“We are not taking a casual approach to the acute risk that our global event may present,” said Felice Gorordo, CEO of eMerge Americas, in a statement. “Although this is not the outcome we hoped to confront, we remain wholeheartedly steadfast in our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community.”
This year’s conference was slated to include self-help guru Tony Robbins as keynote speaker. Robbins had previously been accused of sexual misconduct, allegations he has denied.
Next year’s conference will feature a brand new programming agenda, and, likely, a brand new speaker lineup.
“We look forward to sharing our revamped programming with relevant content that will address those specific needs for participating startups, investors, and government officials,” eMerge President Melissa Medina said in a statement.
As usual, the conference is slated to take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
For more information, visit EmergeAmericas.com