Deadline reported that the festival, one of the world’s leading annual film, music, business, and networking events, is still happening as planned. The nine-day festival kicks off on March 13 and released a statement Tuesday affirming that safety would be one of the event’s top priorities:
“The SXSW 2020 event is proceeding as planned. Safety is a top priority, and we work closely with local, state, and federal agencies year-round to plan for a safe event.
Where travel has been impacted, especially in the case of China, we are seeing a handful of cancellations. However, we are on par with years past in regard to registrants who are unable to attend.
We are increasing our efforts to prevent the spread of germs per Austin Public Health’s recommendations, and we