According to one of the WordPress Community team members who said in his announcement that due to the seriousness of the global pandemic they have decided to settle for a remote meetup because of the safety of everyone. These new guidelines will be revisited next year for re-evaluation. However, some WordCamp organizers are already planning for a virtual-only event for 2021, one of the first organizers to adopt a remote event is the WordCamp Europe Committee for their upcoming event in 2021 which they have already started to put all necessary plans in place.
WordCamps has always brought great ideas and collaboration for attendees. While physical meetups are priceless because of the networking opportunities it brings like personal conversations, breakouts, and dinners sessions, virtual events also have its’s own benefits of being a more global inclusive event.