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Industry conference and event cancellations, postponements, and deadline extensions

A number of conferences, conventions, trade shows, and other events regularly attended by professionals in the attractions and themed entertainment have either been canceled, postponed, or extended deadlines due to COVID-19. In some cases this is due to local public healthcare concerns, while in others the decision was based on international travel restrictions impacting attendance.

For this list, InPark follows APME guidelines for its research and does not rely on aggregation or algorithms. The list is updated multiple times per week with changes and additions. Each new or modified entry is vetted prior to inclusion. To the best of our knowledge, the list is accurate as of the most recent date updated – 5/5/2020

AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo, San Francisco, California

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE May 18, June 1-4, 2020

ACM InterActivity 2020, St Louis, Missouri


AMM/WFM Museums Evolving Conference, Milwaukee, WI

POSTPONED to July 2021

Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo, Guangzhou, China

RESCHEDULED to August 4-6, 2020

AV Awards, London, UK

RESCHEDULED to November 20, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENSION: Entry deadline extended to June 19, 2020

AZA Mid-year Meeting, Palm Springs, California


AZA Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio

Sept 13-17, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for papers deadline extended to May 15, 2020

Beijing 2020 China Attraction Expo, Beijing, China

RESCHEDULED to June 22-24, 2020. NEW VENUE: China International Exhibition Center

CinemaCon, Las Vegas, Nevada


DEAL, Dubai, UAE


E3, Los Angeles, California


Ecsite Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Euromax 2020, Sinsheim, Germany

POSTPONED to October 26-28, 2020

Florida Attractions Association Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida


Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) 2020 Conference, Chicago, Illinois

CANCELLED Planning for VIRTUAL CONFERENCE underway, dates to be announcced

GTI Taipei Expo


IAAPA Expo Asia, Macau


InfoComm 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada

VIRTUAL EVENT June 16-18, 2020

IPS 2020 Conference, Edmonton, Canada


Midsummer Scream, Long Beach, California

POSTPONED to July 9-11, 2021

MuseumNext Edinburgh, Scottland


NAB Show, Las Vegas, Nevada


Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany


SXSW, Austin, Texas

CANCELLED, deferrals being offered to badge holders for future conferences

San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA


SEGD Conference Experience, Portland, Oregon

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – sessions and dates to be announced

TEA SATE Europe, PortAventura, Spain

POSTPONED to May 2021

TEA Summit and Thea Awards, Anaheim, CA

RESCHEDULED to July 9-11, 2020

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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