Category: Event Management

Attendeerecommended Strategies For Sustainable Events

Attendee-recommended strategies for sustainable events

The United Nations defined “sustainability” back in 1987 as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sched wants to know what impact an increased focus on “sustainability” has on event planning and surveyed conference attendees to learn more. Watch Demo Attendees on Sustainability According…

Why Does Event Planning Software Cost So Much?

Why does event planning software cost so much?

Rising inflation was a recurring theme filling the 2022 news cycle. As we watched inflation impact our 2022 budgets, it often felt like we could do little more than hold our breath and subject ourselves to higher costs. Event planners are scrambling, and a lack of transparent pricing when comparing conference scheduling software only adds…

Event Planning Lessons From Pendomonium Emea 2022

What lessons can event planners learn from attending other events?

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 we…

Launch A Call For Speakers

How to launch a call for speakers for your next event

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. Including 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,…

Conference Attendees Want Postevent Content

Event Attendees want post-event content

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 conference attendees…

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

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 important to connect your planning task list with your goals….

The Problems With Buying Event, Conference &Amp; Meeting Scheduling Software

The problems with buying event, conference & meeting scheduling software

Whether you are a part-time or full-time event planner, you’ve likely suffered a headache or two organizing your event. Common issues include managing session registrations, sourcing payment solutions, easily collaborating with your team, and communicating with attendees. But there’s another headache that many overlook: the challenge of sourcing event meeting scheduling software. There are hurdles…

Budget Pig

Conference costs skyrocket as budgets freeze

As in-person conferences, meetings, and festivals return in force, event planners realize that their dusty 2019 budgets are no longer enough. While consumer inflation is consistently logging cost increase levels not seen in forty years, these consumer numbers pale compared to the increases that event planners are staring down. By some estimates, event inflation has…