3686 Event Art

Up until a few weeks ago, LaunchTN founders felt confident their 3686 Festival slated for next month would be held.

However, the pandemic has, once again, upended that plan for the second year in a row.

LaunchTN officials announced Monday that 3686 Festival — which draws startup founders, investors and others in Nashville — has been canceled due to “COVID-19 developments and thoughtful deliberation.”

The decision comes less than a week after Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported its hospitals would be postponing inpatient surgeries, as a result of an increase in COVID hospitalizations (read more here), and as Mayor John Cooper enacted a mask-mandate within Metro government buildings.

The three day, multi-venue, indoor event was originally scheduled for September 21-23.

In a note to attendees, event organizers said, “We look forward to connecting again in person in 2022."