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Latest drone event, WoDaRC, postponed due to coronavirus

The World of Drones and Robotics Congress (WoDaRC) was supposed to be held in mid-September this year in Brisbane, Australia. Due to the coronavirus, the event has been moved to a later date to ensure the safety of the event’s participants.

The event organizers sent out an email late last week announcing the event will be postponed until November 12-13 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The event was supposed to bring drone companies and individuals together from around the world to connect, collaborate, and co-create, moving the drone community forward as a whole.

On a positive note, if you were and still are planning to attend the World of Drones and Robotics Congress (WoDaRC) you are currently able to get your tickets at a discounted rate of 40%, bringing the cost down to AUD$540 (~$343) from AUD$900 (~$572).

The event organizers shared the following statement to its sponsors via email:

With the threat of COVID-19 continuing for an unforeseeable period, we have postponed the World of Drones and Robotics Congress (WoDaRC)  to ensure the safety of our participants.

The WoDaRC will be hosted on 12 & 13 November at BCEC.

There is also a list of the new areas within the drone and robotics world that will be heavily focused on, including emergency and disaster response, privacy, local manufacturing, safety, as well as a coronavirus post-pandemic workshop.

Of course, the World of Drones and Robotics Congress (WoDaRC) isn’t the first event to be postponed as a result of coronavirus with other well-known events being canceled or moving dates back to ensure the public, sponsors, and exhibitors are all safe.

What are your thoughts on all the drone shows being postponed to a later date? Do you think virtual events should still take place? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo: WoDaRC & Josh Spires



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Josh started in the drone community in 2012 with a drone news Twitter account. Over the years Josh has gained mass exposure from his aerial photography work and spends his days writing drone content for DroneDJ as well as pursuing his business.