The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) has canceled the in-person portion of KnowledgeFest LIVE, scheduled for December, due to new Dallas County orders regarding COVID-19 health guidance for the public. The county recently changed to its highest-level, “red,” meaning “Stay at home, stay safe.”
“It’s unfortunate as our industry was looking forward to having a live event,” said Chris Cook, MEA president. “We had strong support from exhibitors and retailers wanting to attend in person. We will now target all of our efforts towards delivering a valuable virtual KnowledgeFest LIVE event.”
MEA expects to conduct webinars over the next few weeks to demonstrate the virtual event for attendees and exhibitors. KnowledgeFest LIVE was always going to include a virtual experience to accommodate both retailers and manufacturers not able to attend due to company travel restrictions. The event will be presented through a new digital platform allowing attendees to participate in educational workshops, manufacturer trainings and take a virtual tour of exhibitor booths, the MEA said.
KnowledgeFest LIVE will also announce and celebrate the winners of the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards during a special live evening event.
To register for KnowledgeFest LIVE or get information on how your company can exhibitor, visit KnowledgeFest.org.
Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:
- December 4-6, 2020 – Virtual
- February 9-11, 2021 – Long Beach, CA
- April 9-11, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN
- June 25-27, 2021 – Orlando, FL
- August 6-8, 2021 – Dallas, TX