There are many things to consider when planning an event, so you need a reliable tool to ensure everything runs smoothly. Choosing the right event management software is key to your success, but there are many different platforms on the market.
Sched and Airmeet are two of the most popular. Both have several features designed to make planning and running your event easier. In this article, we will compare the two, giving you all the necessary information to decide which platform is right for you.
While assessing whether Sched is viable as one of Airmeet’s alternatives, we’ll also take a look at the pricing of both company’s products.
Sched vs Airmeet – An overview of features
Sched enables the planning and management of events regardless of size. This includes conferences, festivals, and workshops. The primary aim of the Sched app is to simplify and streamline event planning.
Sched can help event organizers build and manage event schedules, as well as give attendees interactive experiences. Sched also centralizes ticketing and registration. The app enables organizers to manage attendees, speakers, and sponsors all within one system too.
Airmeet is an all-in-one platform that allows you to host webinars, talks, and presentations. It enables you to grow leads and build brand awareness. The platform works online, at conferences, and as a hybrid model.
Sched’s feature highlights
- Scheduling: Sched’s scheduling tool is intuitive and can be accessed on both web and mobile. It allows event planners to schedule and manage events across multiple tracks and days.
- Managing attendees: Event planners can use Sched’s attendee management tool to track registrations, sign-ins, and attendance. It can also be used to monitor the popularity of events, allowing event managers to adjust scheduling and locations if needed.
- Mobile app: Sched offers a mobile app that you can customize to your event’s branding. This allows for ease of access on the conference floor, as well as boosting engagement and amplifying your brand.
Check out all of Sched’s features in our handy seven-minute demo.
Airmeet’s feature highlights
- Engagement and Networking: Airmeet offers a range of networking and engagement options to increase customer engagement. Attendees can interact with speakers and share ideas while buying intent and qualifying leads can be easily gauged through the intuitive dashboard.
- Data and Analytics: Airmeet can present a range of data that allows you to discover where engagement was highest and the content that mattered most to attendees. This allows you to pinpoint and target the right audience, streamlining the sales process.
- Branding and Customization: Webinars and virtual events can be fully branded, enabling greater impact on your target audience. Personalized and unique experiences can also be generated.
Sched vs Airmeet – Pricing comparison
Pricing is another important consideration when choosing event management software. Here is how Sched and Airmeet stack up.
- Essentials Plan: $499
- Plus Plan: $999
- Premium Plan: $4,999
Sched also offers special discounts for education and non-profit organizations. For events with up to 250 attendees, they are:
- Essentials Non-profit: $299
- Plus Non-profit: $599
- Premium Non-profit: $4,499
Sched also offers a subscription service for organizations that host multiple events over the course of a 12-month period. Many other event-management apps have hidden costs, but Sched offers discounted rates for the management of multiple events, making it a cost-effective solution. All information can be found here.
Airmeet offers a free option for an unlimited number of events per year, provided there are fewer than 50 attendees per event. Note that there is only one organizer license per account for this option.
Airmeet’s pricing is slightly different and is based on the type of event you are hosting. Airmeet does not state its pricing on its website, but three paid options are offered. These are:
- Premium Webinars: With 3 Organizer Licenses per Account
- Virtual Events: With 5 Organizer Licenses per Account
- All in Suite: With 10 Organizer Licenses per Account
All these packages start from 100 Attendees/Event. Premium Webinars can be scaled up to 10,000 attendees while the Virtual Events and All in Suite options can be scaled up to 100,000 attendees.
Sched vs Airmeet – Pros and cons
Both Sched and Airmeet offer event planners a tool to manage their events. However, there are several key advantages and disadvantages to the two platforms.
- The scheduling platform is clear and easy to use, making it ideal for first-time planners. The platform is seamless, so there is no in-depth technical knowledge required
- Mobile app to allow ease of access, particularly on the event floor
- Comprehensive event data can be swiftly accessed and displayed on a spreadsheet, while customized reporting in any desired format is available on request.
- Sched can also integrate with your website and Eventbrite
- Seamlessly blends virtual and in-person event planning
- Free Demo, Live Webinar, and Free Trial are all available so you can try before you buy
- A one-off straightforward payment with no hidden costs
- Discounts for non-profit and educational organizations
- 60 money-back guarantee
- Branded / Native Mobile Apps available
- Networking features are not as extensive
- Exhibitor management features are limited
- Only English language supported
- Strong networking and engagement capabilities
- Data and analytics to increase engagement and conversion with seamless integration into Eventbrite, Hubspot, MailChimp, and Salesforce
- Customized events and branding possible including live stage backdrops, emails, and landing pages
- Personalized Demo, but you do need to register with the site
- Free option for an unlimited number of small webinars
- Closed captions and translation options
- Pricing is not specified on-site, but it’s via a monthly subscription model
- The mobile app is clunky and difficult to use
- The app is more inclined towards virtual conferences, with less emphasis on in-person event planning.
Sched vs Airmeet – Case studies
A Sched case study:
Integra Schools is a large school conglomerate organization in Panama, founded in 2018. Their professional development conference used to take place virtually, but in 2023, they switched to in-person events.
The event organizers at Integra Schools used to send out links manually to Google Forms which contained very limited information. Sched’s easy-to-use platform enabled this to be done more quickly and automatically, thus saving money. The information sent was also more comprehensive and relevant.
Concurrent sessions are common at Integra School’s personal development conference, and Sched’s event planning system reduced confusion by allowing attendees to build personal schedules based on their interests.
The ability for attendees to give speakers feedback after the event was also a bonus.
An Airmeet case study:
Rewriting the Code – a non-profit organization that supports college, graduate, and early career women in the technology sector – suffered from low event engagement and attendance. Their key issue was the inability to host webinars for large audiences while creating multiple meeting links was also challenging. Attendees struggled to access event-related information and there were few options for sending customized emails too.
Airmeet’s customizable features changed this, allowing timely reminders via email to be sent. The interactive features on Airmeet have resulted in a higher engagement rate while Rewriting the Code is also able to host larger webinars too. The ease of navigation was also helpful, enabling an 80% overall attendance rate and a 95-100% attendance rate from their sponsors. There were also 429 new registrations.
Sched vs Airmeet – User reviews
User reviews can be very helpful as they highlight real-world experience of event management software. Here are some of the most useful reviews we have found for Sched and Airmeet.
“We love Sched…been using it for years. Our favorite aspects are that it provides an easy way to change schedules using spreadsheets and how much the attendees like it.”
Amy Parham – CEO, Habitat for Humanity Texas
“Our event went off without a hitch, and a huge part of that was thanks to Sched! I heard people talking about how easy the app was to use and how organized the sessions were. Sched definitely helped create a smooth interface for the attendees and presenters to connect with each other.”
Eva B. – Safe States Alliance Annual Conference
“Airmeet exceeded our expectations by providing attendees with an immersive, connected experience that drove remarkable business results. From just one event, we generated over 40 meetings and $250,000 in pipeline.”
Tyler Calder, Chief Marketing Officer, PartnerStack
“Airmeet delivered visually appealing and interactive webinars, fostering meaningful connections. The data analytics provided actionable insights, empowering our community.”
Patrice Johnson – Director of Demand Generation and Events, applitools
Sched and Airmeet both have fantastic products when it comes to event registration. Sched is perfect for smaller events, while Airmeet scales up better. Sched is a particularly good alternative to Airmeet if you are in the education and non-profit sectors as the company has significant experience catering to this area.
The right call for you will depend on your needs and budget, so take time to evaluate all options. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about Sched’s software, do not hesitate to contact us, while you may find answers in our free trial sign-up.