PAX Australia 2021 has been canceled, marking the second yr in a row that the occasion has misplaced its bodily model as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The PAX Aus team made the difficult decision to cancel the PAX Aus 2021,” the official announcement mentioned. “At the beginning of the year the team was optimistic that we can all get together in person in October, but this is no longer possible due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19 in Australia.”
The announcement additionally confirms the intention to deliver PAX Australia again in 2022, which is hopefully sufficient time for Australia to settle the catastrophic rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. An internet substitute will happen between October 8-10, reflecting what occurred in 2020. Additional particulars on the content material of PAX Aus On-line will likely be introduced “in the near future”.
Within the meantime, those that purchased tickets to PAX Australia 2021 will be capable of obtain a refund – data on that will likely be launched this week.
It is unhappy information for the conference, which ought to function with restricted capability in 2021 in comparison with the 2019 occasion. The larger Sydney space has been closed for the reason that finish of June as a result of unfold of the Covid-19 Delta variant with 4,729 lively instances in New South Wales, in accordance with data from covidlive.com.au. Victoria – the place PAX Australia takes place – has been banned this week resulting from rising numbers of the variant and is presently with 111 lively instances.