It's back on, and former vice president Al Gore might have had something to do with it. And maybe Ted Turner, too. From the Washington Post:
The meeting now planned for Feb. 16 will take place outside of any government circles. Rather than at CDC, it will be held at the nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta. It will be a one-day event rather than the three days originally planned. Its sponsors now include nongovernmental groups such as the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Turner Foundation and the Climate Reality Project, an education and advocacy group founded by Gore.
In certain scientific quarters, celebrations have begun: