I don't know if this has been discussed yet but I think we need to start.
It's very likely all Chinese speakers and attendees will not be able
to attend Cephalocon. Further, it seems likely that many
attendees/speakers from outside the APAC region won't be permitted to
go either. Red Hat has just issued an advisory that travel to the
entire APAC region is only permitted in special circumstances. Based
on historical trends for this type of virus, it's likely to take a few
months to calm down and therefore that restriction will remain in
place for at least 1-2 months.
So... I don't want to be an alarmist but it seems very likely we'll
have low attendance. What should we do? Is it possible to cancel this
close to the conference dates? Issue a survey seeking who still plans
[Note: I was not planning on going to Cephalocon because I'll be on
paternity leave. I don't have a horse in this race but certainly don't
want everyone to get sick or have a lousy time!]
Patrick Donnelly, Ph.D.
He / Him / His
Senior Software Engineer
Red Hat Sunnyvale, CA