Coronavirus fears push Nvidia to make GTC an online-only event

It seems like there's no end to the wave of event cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak that's been spreading internationally at an alarming rate. After Mobile World Congress, Facebook's F8 developer conference, and the Games Developer Conference, Nvidia is now skipping out on physical presence for its GPU Technology Conference, or GTC, which was to be held in San Jose from March 22 through 26.

The event will be replaced by online content, including a live-streamed keynote delivered by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Nvidia isn't giving out any dates for when the keynote will take place yet, but we should hear more in the coming weeks. Likewise, the company is working with its would-be conference speakers to publish their respective talks online. Finally, those that are part of Nvidia's developer program will get the chance to schedule meetings with the company's teams for any questions that they may have.

Naturally, if you booked any passes to attend this year's GTC, Nvidia says it will refund the full amount, but further details will be available later.

As the situation around the coronavirus outbreak continues to develop, companies are taking preventive measures to protect their employers, customers, and partners. Some, like Microsoft and Apple, have already announced that they won't be able to meet revenue expectations this quarter due to the impact of the outbreak.

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