BSides Manchester 2020 - CANCELLED
After careful consideration, we have taken the very tough decision to cancel BSides Manchester 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We had booked for the 20th of August 2020, but held off on any announcements until the scale and impact of the COVID-19 restrictions became apparent.
We have been hanging on, holding regular planning meetings, keeping a careful eye on the situation, and regularly speaking with our venue in hope that we would be able to host the event in August as planned.
However, it has become apparent it will not be possible to hold the type of in-person cyber security conference we want at a scale we require to make it feasible.
Therefore, we have decided to cancel BSides Manchester 2020 before we need to make a significant spending commitment, collect sponsorship, ask for submissions to our CFP and ask people to save the date/book travel/hotels etc.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last 6 years, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Manchester for an epic BSidesMCR 2021 (we have already started the planning).