Due to recent developments relating to the coronavirus, AWE Asia 2020 is officially being postponed until May 9-10, from its original date of March 28-29. Our venue, the Hyatt Regency Shenzhen, will remain the same. We felt it necessary to move the dates of AWE Asia in order to ensure the safety of exhibitors and visitors, as well as to avoid the possibility of travel inconveniences for our participants in getting to the conference. All purchases and rights of registered exhibitors, speakers and participants will be automatically rolled forward to our new May dates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we also recognize that it is important to give local authorities time to work to coordinate a sustained response to the spread of the coronavirus and to allow the Chinese XR community enough time to resume business as usual. The health and safety of all exhibitors and visitors is always our top priority, and over the coming weeks and months, we'll be closely monitoring the situation and will be in touch with any additional updates about the conference.
For international observers, the situation has been concerning. For some with have large interests in China, it's been harrowing. For the families of those afflicted, it's been tragic. Yet through a challenging few weeks, we've been touched by the outpouring of support from in and outside of China for the victims of the epidemic and inspired by a common determination in China, not just to pull through, but to triumph over these difficulties.
We're thrilled to host you all in sunny Shenzhen in May for two days of unforgettable learning, exploration, and connection-building. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.