HxGN LIVE Global postponed until 2022
In order to deliver invaluable opportunities for attendee engagement, HxGN LIVE Global 2021 has been postponed until 20-23 June, 2022.
HxGN LIVE Global is Hexagon’s digital solutions conference bringing together visionaries from around the world to discuss, debate and experience the autonomous future. It is the flagship conference for HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s digital solutions event series, which provides hands-on access to the latest sensor, software, and autonomous technologies across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.
Due to local constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic, HxGN LIVE Global 2021 — a hybrid event offering both in-person and virtual attendance options scheduled for June 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA — has been postponed until 20-23 June, 2022.
“We’re committed to delivering exceptional value at every HxGN LIVE event. We firmly believe that HxGN LIVE Global, our flagship event, provides invaluable opportunities for attendee engagement in ways that aren’t possible to replicate solely online. We’ve therefore decided to continue to pursue our hybrid event plans at a later date,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “Meanwhile, we continue to plan and offer virtual participation options through our regional, local and industry-specific events as part of the HxGN LIVE event series around the globe.”
Read the full message from Rollén below.
A message from Hexagon President & CEO Ola Rollén regarding HxGN LIVE Global plans
HxGN LIVE is Hexagon’s event series providing access to the latest sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. It consists of HxGN LIVE Global — our flagship, global conference — and hundreds of other regional, local and industry-specific events around the world. Given continued fluidity and uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve decided to postpone our HxGN LIVE 2021 Global conference, originally scheduled for June 15-18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, until 20-23 June 2022.
The hybrid event strategy for HxGN LIVE Global 2021 that we announced in September of 2020 was on an all-virtual path given the current restrictions surrounding public events in Las Vegas, as Nevada Governor Sisolak recently extended a statewide pause (initiated 24 November 2020) through mid-February 2021, which limits public gatherings to 50 people or 25% of a venue's capacity (whichever is fewer).
In polling and speaking directly with many of our customers, there’s pent up demand to return to face-to-face events — particularly if there are safety protocols in place. Hybrid models that offer in-person attendance, plus the option to participate virtually, are here to stay.
High production values will continue to be an absolute must for keeping online audiences engaged, supported by dedicated production teams focused solely on delivering a rich and interactive virtual experience. But while 2020 taught us how to survive without human interaction, the importance of physically convening is clearer than ever. Meeting colleagues or friends for even a few minutes recharges our battery in ways that just aren’t possible in a Teams or Zoom setting.
For this reason, we’re continuing to pursue plans for a hybrid event in June 2022 that serves our fundamental need to connect, accommodates local safety guidelines, and provides a truly immersive experience for both in-person and virtual attendees.
In the meantime, we continue to plan and offer virtual participation options through our regional, local and industry-specific events as part of the HxGN LIVE event series around the globe.