Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak, we saw no alternative but to cancel CloudFest 2020. The health and safety of our attendees, partners, presenters, and colleagues is of the utmost importance to us. We were forced to consider the growing risk of exposure, especially in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, where our event is located.
The unclear infection path, as well as the risk of quarantine orders lasting several weeks on short notice, could not be ignored. With over 7,000 people from the Cloud community expected to gather from almost every continent, the risk of inadvertently spreading the virus was just too high.
We know that this news will bring frustration as well as a few challenges, and we hope you understand why we arrived at this decision. We’re grateful to our partners for their support and cooperation.
If you were planning to join us and booked your passes, hotel, or train ticket through our CloudFest Registration tool, you will receive a full refund. You can find additional FAQ for your travel, accommodation, and logistical concerns here:FAQ: CLOUDFEST 2020 CANCELLATION
We allowed ourselves a few moments of sadness and frustration—we’re only human, after all. But now we’re looking ahead with optimism, hope, and positivity: not just for CloudFest itself, but for the whole Cloud community.
We want you all to stay safe and healthy so we can welcome you back for CloudFest 2021.