WOW 2020 Cancellation Statement

March 4, 2020

WOW 2020 Cancellation Statement

In response to growing concerns and uncertainty regarding COVID-19, Coronavirus, the WOW-Women of the World Festival Baltimore scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 7 at the Inner Harbor’s Columbus Center has been cancelled.

Although, as of this morning, there have not been any confirmed cases in Maryland, we believe, because of Baltimore’s positioning just north of Washington, D.C. and south of large cities such as New York and Philadelphia, it would be prudent to side with safety and mitigate potential further spread among the more than 1000 expected attendees – with some traveling from across the nation.

We are aware that major conferences and conventions around the nation have been cancelled or postponed, even some as close as in D.C. and New York and as far as California and Colorado. This decision was made out of concern for those attending, which include a wide range of ages.

An event encompassing the breadth of topics and meaningful discussions and community participation, such as WOW Festival Baltimore, takes a group of dedicated and insightful organizers and leaders. We would like to thank the WOW advisory board, led by Dr. Linda Singh, the Notre Dame of Maryland University community members who were involved as volunteers or planners and the Maryland’s Commission for the Commemoration of the Passage of the 19th Amendment.

We will have more news as we assess the next steps for the WOW Festival Baltimore 2020.

Why was the event cancelled?

WOW Baltimore was cancelled out of growing concerns and uncertainty regarding COVID-19, Coronavirus. It was a difficult decision, but participant safety has to come first. Please read the full statement for additional details.

Will the festival be rescheduled?

We are currently exploring every option and will continue to provide updates as they unfold.

How do I get a refund?

Mission Tix has been notified and will refund attendees within the next 5-7 business days.