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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 Session Content

7 simple ways to craft effective conference session content

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 topics,…

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….

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

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 own…

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

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 Schools…

Event Planning Survey

Which planning choices make a great event?

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 with other…

Attendee Snacks

Which snacks do conference attendees crave?

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…

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K-12 educational event planning: Los Gatos Union School District

The Los Gatos Union School District (LGUSD) recently hosted its Professional Development Day with 162 elementary teachers, site administrators, five principals, two assistant principals, and even some district leadership in attendance.  We caught up with Rhonda Beasley, the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, to hear more about how they used Sched to pull off…

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…