Creative Week and One Show Awards Move Online as Coronavirus Spreads

Organizers of the May event series in NYC say they're taking a 'conservative approach'

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The One Club has shifted its annual Creative Week event online this May as fears around the global coronavirus outbreak continue to mount.

The organization will also announce the winners of its three award ceremonies—The One Show, ADC and Young One Student Awards—in livestreamed events. The decision comes a week after the organization canceled in-person judging for The One Show awards that would have taken place this month in Puerto Rico.

The event is one of many major business conferences facing cancellation, postponement or diminished turnouts as agencies, tech firms and other companies restrict nonessential travel to avoid exposure to coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

One Club CEO Kevin Swanepoel said the nonprofit took cues from other big trade events like Adobe Summit, Google’s I/O developers conference and Facebook’s F8 developers conference, all of which will also be hosted virtually this year via livestreaming.




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