The world is dealing with the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The pandemic continues to take an economic toll and the business of tech conferences is feeling the effect. COVID-19 has disrupted the lineup of conferences we usually see kick-off in every Spring. Tech events have been canceled, postponed, or moved online. The direct losses from over 10 major tech events have soared beyond $1 billion, that’s according to estimates PredictHQ pulled for Recode. That estimate includes the economic loss from the cancellation of Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, and SXSW.