Event Planning Lessons From Pendomonium Emea 2022

What lessons can event planners learn from attending other events?

Summary What’s the best way for event planners to discover inspiration for their events? By attending events! Sched regularly attends events to uncover the latest and greatest event planning practices and share our findings with our community of event planners.  In November 2022, we attended the Pendomonium EMEA 2022 conference in London. Like any conference…

Launch A Call For Speakers

How to launch a call for speakers for your next event

Introduction Whether you’re organizing a conference or planning your school district’s professional development day, attendees will ultimately evaluate your event based on the quality of the speakers. Expert insights in your event’s session content is a sure-fire way to boost attendance and attendee satisfaction.  But finding great speakers that can command a conference session, educate,…

Business Vacation

Remote work and the business vacation

The job listing said that Sched is a virtually distributed company. I understood the company to be an event management software platform, but I wasn’t sure I understood how a virtual company might work. While many companies pivoted to a virtual office during the pandemic, Sched’s business has been viral since its inception more than…

Conference Attendees Want Postevent Content

Event Attendees want post-event content

Research summary Conference attendees want online access to all event materials after the event.   Sched, an event scheduling software app that has hosted over 25,000 events, conducted a survey with attendees across the many conferences hosted on the platform to ask them about their experiences and advice. “In November 2022 we heard from over 500…

Event Session Content

How to craft conference session content for your event

Introduction Your event planning program can automate many of your tasks, but great events require building great session content.  Of course you want attendees to be engaged, interested, and excited about the topic, but sometimes it’s hard to know what event content will work best and engage them.  In this article, we’ll explore choosing session…

Event Planning Problems Advice

Dear Eve: I have an event planning problem

Meet Eve Event planner by day, Superhero by night.  Her mission? To help event planners create out-of-this-world experiences. Eve’s saved over 25,000 events and rescued more than 10 million attendees.  Are you haunted by a nasty problem or facing an event villain? Ask Eve. She’ll wield her superpowers to bust underperforming vendors, negotiate better deals,…

Setting Goals For Your Event

How to set the right goals for an event

What to do before customizing your conference management software. Introduction  If you’re planning an event, it’s important to set goals. Event goals give direction and help make planning decisions that contribute to the success of your event. Decisions and priority setting become easy when you evaluate every tactic against your goals for the event. It’s…

Career Pathways Conference

San Diego County Office of Education gets K-12 Students Career Ready

Summary To improve student career readiness, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) hosts recurring virtual and in-person professional development conferences for the region’s educators with the help of Sched.  San Diego County Office of Education’s story  San Diego County has half a million K-12 students and 42 different school districts, each with their…

Integra Schools Virtual Event With Sched

Integra Schools pivots from virtual to in-person events with Sched

Summary In an effort to improve virtual learning and address online knowledge gaps in Panama’s leading private schools, last year’s professional development conference used Sched to plan, present and manage the entire conference virtually. The collaboration continues as the company tackles the shift to in-person events in 2023.  Integra Schools’ story  Founded in 2018, Integra…

Event Planning Survey

Attendees prioritize event basics

Research summary Sched conducted a survey of over 300 people who recently attended a conference and asked them what’s important to make both a great event and a great session. The most important elements of an event Respondents overwhelmingly focused on content, ranking the quality of the presentations as the landslide priority followed by interactions…

Attendee Snacks

Conference attendees crave healthy snacks

Sched gave over 300 recent conference attendees a choice in afternoon snacks and asked them for their preferences. A whopping 74% prefer healthy snacks over the 26% that chose unhealthy midday snacks. Attendees were given 8 possible options and asked for their favorite option. Cheese and crackers were selected by 30% of all attendees followed…