Check out this mashup using the from Benevolent Media Festival. The mashup allows attendees to see events happening during the festival on a map. It’s complete with search, filters and is powered by the Sched.org API. The mashup of Google Maps and festival data will make it easier for attendees to navigate activities happening in and around Washington, D.C.
To learn more about Benevolent Media Festival go here.
Now you can directly add your Google Analytics tracking code to your Sched.org tools! Google Analytics is the premier website analytics tool used to track your website visitor’s behaviors. It’s an easy to use tool designed to provide you with objective measurement of attendee engagement with your event.
Our goal is to eliminate your event management headaches. One headache is not having objective measures of attendee engagement and interest in your event. If you don’t know what people are really interested in, then any action you take will be flawed. Google Analytics tracking coupled with the other Sched.org reporting capabilities helps to slay this particular problem.
To add your Google Analytics tracking code
Image: Add your Google Analytics Account code to your Sched.org tools to measure attendee activity and engagement with your event
Sign up for a free Sched.org site to view this and the other reporting capabilities.
All our product updates and partnerships are designed to eliminate your event management headaches and impress your attendees. We’ve now simplified the event management experience even further with our Admin Console re-design.
The specific goals of this re-design are to help you:
If you’d like to learn more or see the re-designed Admin Console in action, sign up free here.
To learn more about customization options go to Settings » Privacy in the administrative portion of your Sched.org site. And let us know in the comments, or on Facebook & Twitter: what reasons have you had in the past to keep an event private?
Our mission is to help you eliminate your event management headaches. Your direct feedback helps us to not only provide you with the best tools possible, but also to make sure we can serve events of all sizes. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce updates to our packages and pricing to make our services more cost effective for your organizations.
We’ve reduced the price of our Professional Package from $1,999 to $999.
You can now customize your package with features from any package. For example, if you wanted to use the native mobile applications or reporting module, you can now obtain this on an a-la-carte basis. This will allow you to choose what makes the most sense for your event.
With the added ability to customize your package based on the features you want, we’ve decided to eliminate the Plus Package. If you’re an existing Plus Package customer you will still have access to all the features you purchased.
To see full pricing (and all the new goodies we’ve released) go here and sign up for free. If you’re an existing customer, click the Packages & Add-Ons tab in the top right corner of the administrative section of your Sched.org tools. You can also contact us if you have any questions.
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We’ve created the Event Experts Report to eliminate these problems and more through
The Event Experts report includes real time summaries of what people are saying about your event on Twitter and on the web including websites, blogs and the press. This real time view can help you manage the perception of your event online and gives you tools to respond when required.
The Event Experts report includes objective measures of attendee engagement with your event like
The metrics included in the Event Experts report are not meaningless numbers. They are all metrics that you can directly influence and improve.
Every event has it’s VIP’s but as an event organizer, you don’t always know who they are. The Event Experts report ranks your attendees based on their connections and social media influence. There are many ways you can use this list including:
To access your Event Experts Report, click on the Reports tab in the top right hand corner in the Administrative Dashboard for your Sched.org tools.
WordPress software powers blogs and websites, like CNN & Yahoo, reaching hundreds of millions of users. Now, you can easily add your Sched.org tools to your Wordpress website using our new Wordpress Plugin.
The plugin takes advantage of our existing embeds for event organizers and is extremely flexible allowing you to embed any page, adjust for any page width and control sidebar visibility.
The Sched.org Wordpress plugin is a great extension of your Sched.org tools and is designed to help eliminate your event management headaches.
The Sched.org Wordpress plugin is now available in the Advanced Customization Module and as part of the Professional Package.
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Event organizers are sometimes wary of making their Sched.org tools public for a variety of reasons including
To help with these and many more concerns, we’ve released new privacy settings for your Sched.org tools. You can now set your Sched.org tools to Private. This means that your site will be closed to the general public and only users with accounts will have access.
This is an ideal solution for organizers looking to
You can also use this new feature to provide a sneak peek of your event’s schedule, lineup, speakers or exhibitors to a select group of attendees.
Private accounts are available in the Professional & Premium Packages
Now you can get your Sched.org tools on your Facebook Fan page! The Facebook app is perfect for events looking to build their social media presence and is another tool designed to help engage your Facebook Fans. It’s also a great way to help further your social media marketing efforts!
The app will allow your Facebook fans to interact with all aspects of your event including:
…and much, much more!
The Facebook app installs directly on your Fan page and can be used both on the existing and Timeline based versions. Once installed, your attendees can access your app with one click from your Facebook Fan page.
Facebook App Installed On Timeline Based Page
Want to see the Facebook App in action?
Check out the Sched.org Facebook App for SXSW!
Now you can connect your Foursquare account to your Sched.org account! This will allow you to see your Foursquare friends attending the event and the sessions they are interested in.
This addition to our Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn integrations will help you find even more friends and provide social context around the schedule of events.
One of our goals is to help you promote your events. It’s why we make it so easy for share on social networks and in a variety of other ways. We’ve now partnered with GetPromotd to take promoting your event to an entirely new level; helping you increase registrations and sell more tickets!
GetPromotd saves you time and energy by submitting your event’s details to targeted networks, reaching millions of potential attendees. The network includes national and local websites, press, blogs and other publications resulting in greater awareness of your event.
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One of the features event organizers love is the ability to add calls to action for their attendees with the Custom Button field. The custom button is typically used for handling external links to evaluations, RSVP’s and registration pages.
Well now, if you you place an Eventbrite link in the Custom Button field, you will receive a special treat: your registration page embedded right on your Sched.org application. This update allows your attendees to perform the reservation or registration while on your site browsing the schedule, speakers and all sorts of other content. The widget shows all over the schedule including in the tooltip windows and on the dedicated session pages.
Your attendees can now also connect their Eventbrite account and automatically synchronize their Eventbrite registrations with your event so that those sessions will be updated on their personal schedules!
These updates are ideal for film festivals, music festivals (especially with showcase formats) and other events where additional registrations are required.
What do you think of this integration? Any suggestions to make it even better?
Every event has it’s net promoters:
Now it’s easier than ever to let those attendees do your marketing for you with the Sched.org public embeds!
The embeds will allow your attendees to easily share not only the overall event schedule but also their personalized plans! It’s great way to help build an audience for your event by tapping into your attendees’ and partners’ networks.