CarpentryCon 2020, due to be held at the end of June at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, has been cancelled.
Registration fees will be refunded.
"Due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, it is not possible or safe to hold an in-person conference in Madison this year," The Carpentries said on its website.
"We gave thought to a virtual conference as an alternative, but that too was not feasible due to a number of constraints. As the Carpentries team, the CarpentryCon task force, and the Carpentries community are all juggling new challenges and responsibilities in the face of the pandemic, we know that people’s capacity to organise and attend an event like CarpentryCon is far more limited, which informed our decision, especially as we would like CarpentryCon to be an inclusive, accessible event," the announcement said.
The Carpentries will, however, look at ways to share some of the breakout and discussions proposals it had received for the event.
"We are investigating the best way to share some of this content virtually in June and July instead of in person. Once we have been able to contact presenters and agree on a plan, we will communicate any virtual opportunities to The Carpentries community."