DALLAS (AP) — Texas Instruments has canceled its March 13-15 Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference because of coronavirus concerns.
The annual conference draws teachers from across the nation who learn how to use education technology in the classroom. Dallas-based TI had set aside 2,500 room nights at a downtown convention hotel for the event.
TI spokeswoman Ellen Fishpaw told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that the company began hearing from concerned educators over the last few weeks and made the decision “out of an abundance of caution.” TI is “currently exploring other ways to engage with educators outside the conference," she said.
Update with statement from TI:
In light of the growing concerns around large meetings and travel due to the coronavirus, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the T³IC in order to prioritize attendees’ health and safety, as well as that of our employees and the community. Thank you for your patience while we work through this decision. If you have immediate questions that cannot wait, please contact: T3IC2020@list.ti.com.