Lead Dev New York & COVID-19

Announcing LeadDev Live

Let's engineer our future, together. Join the community on April 7 & 8 for a free online conference to discuss how to be the most effective engineering leader in these uncertain times. Register here!

For almost 12 months we’ve been hard at work planning the sold-out Lead Dev New York 2020 and are excited about the programme we’ve developed for our community.

We have also been monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and making contingency plans to ensure the safety of our attendees.

Sadly the virus has now reached New York. Whilst we have every confidence in the resilience of the city and its people, increasingly it feels clear that bringing over 800 people together from across the world is not the responsible course of action.

Given the uncertainty of how the situation will develop in the weeks ahead, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the conference to August 11 & 12 this year.

We believe this will give our community the best chance to experience a safe and enjoyable conference.

We appreciate your patience as the situation has evolved and really look forward to seeing you at Lead Dev New York conference in August.


Read through our FAQs below and if you have any further questions, get in touch via [email protected].

When and where will the postponed conference take place?

The Lead Dev New York conference is postponed to August 11 & 12, 2020. The conference venue remains the same: Metropolitan Pavilion.

I have a ticket to the New York conference, what happens now?

We’ve contacted all ticket holders and the people who placed the order. We’ll automatically transfer your ticket to the new date, but if this doesn’t work for you we can offer you the following options:

  • Transfer your tickets to a friend or colleague
  • Transfer to another 2020 Lead Dev conference
  • Transfer to the 2021 New York conference

All standard ticket terms and conditions apply to the new date.

If you’d like to transfer to another conference, please email us at [email protected], we will process the request within 30 days.

I cancelled my ticket last week, but now would like to repurchase it, is it possible?

Yes, it’s possible to repurchase your ticket. Please email us and include your ticket reference number and we can process the request as soon as possible.

I would like to buy conference tickets for the August dates, how do I do that?

The 2020 conference is still fully sold out, so the best option is to join the waiting list and we'll let you know as soon as a ticket becomes available.

I had flights and accommodation booked for the April conference dates, what are my options?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to help with the travel and accommodation costs that are affected by the conference dates move. The best option would be to see if the flight/hotel providers are open to rescheduling the dates as well. Alternatively, you could recover costs via your travel insurance.

I am attending one of the workshops held around the conference, are they getting delayed as well?

Yes, we are moving all of the April workshops to August as well. The exact dates will be announced soon. If you can’t attend the new date, you can transfer tickets to your friend or colleague, or transfer to another workshop. All standard ticket terms and conditions will apply to the new date.

Will other Lead Dev conferences be postponed?

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds we are following the advice of relevant national governments and local health authorities. Other 2020 Lead Dev conferences (London and San Francisco) are currently proceeding as planned with additional safety precautions and our senior team and board are meeting daily to appraise the situation. If anything changes, the attendees will be contacted.

I have more questions, who can I speak to?

If you have further questions, you can email us at [email protected].


Thank you to all our fantastic partners who help make our event happen.

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