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Updated Plans + Annual Subscriptions
If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll notice the plans have new names. The new plans make it easier to decide what you need for your event. We also launched annual subscriptions! These are great if you’re organizing more than one events per year. Contact us to learn more.
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New Support Center
We redesigned our support center so it’s easier to find the answers to your exact questions and stay on track with best practices. If there’s anything missing, please contact us and let us know.
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TicketSocket + Sched
Increase sales, social sharing and exposure with this new integration. TicketSocket is a white label ticketing solution that gives you full control of your event. The seamless integration creates a cohesive experience for your attendees.
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List Your Social Media Profiles
Include social media links on your Sched profile to stay connected. Other participants can contact you and stay in touch even after the event is over.
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Designate Your Event Type
With virtual and hybrid events continuing to grow, we’re always adding new features. Select whether your event is virtual, hybrid or in-person to help people find your event. Update in Settings of your Sched event Control Panel.
New Blog Design!
During this uncertain year, we decided to create a place to share insights and updates with a big focus on virtual events by launching a blog. Our new design makes it easier to view and find the latest articles and relevent topics.
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Pricing has remained the same but you’ll now pay for your attendees up front. This will help us provide quicker support during busy times and prevent any unexpected charges after your event ends.
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Virtual Event Services
Need a helping hand with your virtual event? The Sched Team is here to help out with setup, speaker training and event support.
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5 Days to Event Checklist
All event organizers will now receive a handy checklist directly in their inbox 5 days before your event begins. Get a head start. Review and download the checklist here.
This year we launched a completely free platform. Create a beautiful website for your event with an interactive agenda and speaker directory for free at sched.space.
Upgrade for just $99 if your event grows.
Weekly Live Product Demo
Find out why Sched is the perfect platform for your next virtual, in-person or hybrid event during the weekly live demo.
Register here to connect with our team.
Times Show In Mobile Device Local Time
If “Allow attendees to choose their timezone” is toggled on, session times will show in the device local time when using the iOS and Android apps.
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Add Video Streams to Profiles
Attendees can embed or link a live stream, webinar or pre-recorded content on their profiles. Speakers, artists, sponsors and exhibitor profiles can include videos and streams on the Reserve and Native plans only. Add promotional videos or online networking opportunities to allow your attendees to live chat with other event participants.
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Import Video Stream Links with the Schedule Spreadsheet Template
Managing all of those unique links for each session just got easier. You can now add and update all your sessions with video stream links using the spreadsheet template.
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Email Notifications When Speakers Have Drafted an Email for Approval
We’re now sending daily email alerts summarizing any email drafts from speakers to their session attendees. You must review and approve the emails before sending them.
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iOS and Android App Updates
Access video streams and new timezone clarity. We also squashed a few pesky bugs and refined the event search for better results.
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Attendee Selected Timezones
For virtual and remote events, it can be helpful to allow attendees to select their preferred timezone. Enable this new feature so attendees can select the timezone they’d like to view your schedule in.
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Some sessions are meant to be attended by everyone, maybe a welcome ceremony or prepared meal. Now you can choose to pin certain sessions to everyone’s schedules. Learn more =>
We’ve added more privacy options for organizers. With domain whitelisting, you can restrict account creation and login to your specified domain(s).
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Duplicate Past Event
We’re always looking for ways to make creating and setting up your events as simple as possible. Now you can re-use past event data and settings to save you time and energy. Learn how here =>
Video Stream Privacy
Your events content is important. We’ve added a setting that allows for restricting the video stream field to logged in attendees only. Adjust that in your settings here.
Google Single Sign-On
Remembering passwords and login details can be difficult. Now we offer Google SSO to log into Sched to cut down on confusion.
Video Streams In Sessions
We’ve made it easier to have video streams and embedded video streams for all your virtual conference needs. Learn more about that and other benefits of virtual conferences here =>
Venue Map On Web
It’s good to know where you’re going. We added a dedicated page for venue map on our web version. View an example =>
Speakers Can View Complete Attendance Rosters
Give speakers the power to see the names of everyone on their attendance lists. Learn how to enable the feature here =>
Emojis Are Here!
We’re using them in every other aspect of our lives. Why not include them in your session details and use them to help attendees filter sessions? You can now use emojis in your event details and across most fields when publishing your Sched site. View an example =>
Sync Multiple Eventbrite Pages
Are you using a few different Eventbrite pages to promote and sell tickets for your event? You can now sync up to three Eventbrite pages with one Sched event. Engage all your registrants with your full event agenda. Learn more =>
Rotating Sponsor Banner
Feature your top sponsors with an animated banner in your branded apps. You can include a GIF banner in your custom apps for iOS and Android on our Native plan. View sample =>
Printing All Attendee Schedules
Apparently, printing 1000 individual PDFs is a major pain in the back-end. Who knew. We’ve heard you loud and clear and fixed printing attendee schedules. It now eliminates empty schedules and combines them all into one PDF file for easier printing.
More Video Tutorials
Our amazing Customer Success Managers, Nick, Mary, and Jessica, have put together three more quick video guides. Create a cohesive online experience for your event, learn easy ways to organize your complex schedule, and everything you need to know about branding your event.
Detecting Existing Users
We changed the way we handle existing profiles when you add and edit people in the Control Panel to reduce the number of duplicate profiles created. TL;DR less dupes, less whoops.
Readability With Dark Session Types
When you choose a dark session type color, the session text will now be white instead of black. We’ll continue rolling this simple, but important feature out in our mobile apps
Integrating with More Ticketing and Registration Platforms
We’ve released a public API for ticket management and synchronization with any ticket/registration platform. You can add, remove, and transfer tickets to attendees. Let us know if there’s a ticket platform you’d like us to work with!
Welcome Derek and Lauren!
We’re feeling ambitious, expanding our team so quickly, but we’re happy to officially be a baker’s dozen. Derek lives in Dublin and will be giving some much needed love to our Android apps. Lauren will be based in Reno, Nevada, improving our Sales processes with John as Inside Sales Representatives.
For those of you that are visual learners (because we are too), we’ve released three new video guides this week! Learn how to check-in attendees to sessions and share these simple overviews of the web and app expereinces with your attendees.
Digital Signage Settings
To quickly set up monitors at different venues, you can now use direct links to display specific venues and use dark mode.
We’re a small but mighty team so it’s pretty special and rare that we find the perfect person to grow with us. John is restarting our sales department as the first Inside Sales Representative in 8 months. You’ll recognize this Kiwi based in Europe the minute you hop on the phone.
Feedback Stays Open Longer
Attendees can now leave session feedback up to 5 days after the event ends.
Sync Eventbrite Orders in Smaller Batches
We’ve polished the Eventbrite sync and fixed issues with processing the order data. Sched and Eventbrite are ever-evolving platforms and bugs creep up over time as they diverge and converge again. We’re in an ongoing dialogue with Eventbrite on ways to improve the experience further.
Hide Past Days During Events on Mobile and Embed
Our website has not been receiving enough love and care on mobile devices. We finally fixed a few glaring UI issues when viewing the regular website and embedded versions on phones and tablets. We’ll continue taking steps to make the mobile web experience even better.
#schedcation in Medellín, Colombia
We’re fully remote so we cram in a year worth of water cooler chats during a one-week workcation somewhere exciting. We spent the week revisiting our values and mission. Then we created a product roadmap for the next year and had a few amazing meals, adventurous outings, and wild cocktails in between.
Add a Rate Limit to the Login Pages
We make the platform and your data even more secure. We made it more clear when you exceed the number of login attempts, and what the steps to unlock your account are.
Email Campaign for New Users
We launched a campaign with super helpful tips for setting up a new event. It can be intimidating, especially when you’re trying to produce your inspiring agenda. These automatic reminders have best practices for creating life-changing events.
It was confusing that moderators couldn’t access the same tools as speakers so they can now upload presentation files, edit sessions descriptions, draft emails to attendees, and view feedback. Any schedule conflicts will also be detected when moderators are added to sessions.
We’ve done some cleaning on our codebase, which will make it easier for us to fix bugs and introduce new features. Unfortunately, the cleanup also introduced a few bugs of its own which were quickly squashed. We apologize for that!
Now you can add a footer banner to your event.
Removed LinkedIn Integration
Due to changes made by LinkedIn, the integration has been disabled for now – hopefully not forever. Your attendees can incude a link to their LinkedIn profile in their Sched bio.
Tag sessions to publish or delete them in batches. You can also send messages to attendees of tagged sessions. Tags are visible to admins only.
Virus Scan Hosted Files
Presentation files uploaded to your sessions are now scanned for viruses. Even though we assume these files aren’t malicious, accidents happen and we want to ensure the safety of your participants and their data.
Keep your attendees in the loop with short notifications to their mobile device. You can update everyone that has your app downloaded with news of session cancellations, exciting sponsor call-outs, and last minute venue changes. Available on the Native plan only.
Print Speaker Schedules
Prepare printouts for your speakers so they know where they’re speaking and when. Export all the speaker schedules to print at once. Quick guide here.
Apple App Store Keywords and Subtitle
With our Native plan, you can customize the keywords and subtitle that will be listed with your app in the Apple app store.
New Marketing Site
Our redesigned website explains all the benefits of Sched. More event organizerscan find us and make sure our platform is a good fit for their events.
Hide capacity labels
Don’t allow your filling schedule to prevent interested people from signing up for your event. Hide the capacity labels that show filling and full sessions from users that aren’t logged in. They’ll become visible once an attendee registers and logs in.
Speakers can view attendee feedback
Session feedback is as important for you as it is for your speakers. Allow them to view the feedback for their sessions.
Export Session Links
Great for sharing specific sessions through your social channels, you can export the full list of links and short links to each session.
Detect Schedule Conflicts
If there is a venue or speaker scheduled for sessions at the same time, Sched detects the conflict and flags it. Check out more in our guide to detecting conflicts.
If you have more than one speaker for each session, you can now manage the order they’re listed in. We know how important this is for academic events!
Export Presentation Files
Share all materials from your event with attendees and export the session presentation files in one place.
Add tags to participants’ profiles to send emails to certain groups.
Remove attendees with personal agendas
Confirm to remove an attendee that’s already created a personal agenda.
Search Eventbrite Orders
Click tickets listed on the Overview tab of attendee profiles to view the order details. See the purchase date, other tickets on the order, and link to the order in Eventbrite.
Upload an image to the custom page
Upload a venue map, sponsor ad, or flyer to the custom page. Guide to adding a custom page.
If you use another term like chairman or discussion leaders for your event, you can rename the role in your sessions.
Show attendees a prompt to join when visiting a new public event, instead of automatically adding attendees to events.
Give particiapnts the possibility to remove themselves from non-admin roles via the directory.
Improve how emails look in Outlook
Email providers are always making changes so we made a few small tweaks to make sure the emails still look good on all platforms.
Private profiles and unsubscribed from emails
Check to see if an attendee’s profile is private and confirm if they’re signed up to receive emails. You will see an icon when viewing their profile in the control panel attendee directory.
Make emails editable by admins only for unclaimed accounts and accounts with no email. Allow admin-initiated account merge only if one of the accounts to be merged is inactive.
Sched App Released!
Access the full event schedule and details along with personal agendas. Download the app for offline caching so everything’s avaialble even if your connection drops. All events are listed in the app.
Attendees can delete their own accounts
Delete means delete – there is no undo, it doesn’t just hide them, they’re deleted. This function is available from the yourevent.sched.com/profile page and sched.com/delete-account.
We launched new plans that make it even easier to decide which one is right for your event. Whether you use Sched to engage with your attendees or to reserve seats, our new plans are built to support all types of events.
Check out our new look by visiting the new control panel from your event’s dashboard. Some of our favorite things include all privacy settings, exports, and messages in one place! We hope you love it as much as we do <3
Sneak Peak: New Control Panel!
Our team has been working hard on a new control panel dashboard behind the scenes. We’re making events easier to put online and Sched more intuitive to use. Here’s a sneak peek. OK,… here’s one more!
Attendance Lists + Exports
Last year, we made it even easier to print out attendee’s schedules for them, if that’s your thing. This month, we fixed a few bugs to improve that process even more.
You’ve got great speakers at your event and now attendees can preview their bios at the session-level, without needing to click on the speaker’s avatar.
Viewing Sched on your Device(s)
Whether you use 5 monitors or a smartphone, we want you and your attendees to be able to view and sort your schedule easily.
We’ve made it even easier to find sessions with feedback disabled. The count now displays on your settings page.
Email Confirmation Message
We’ve added a pop-up message to confirm who you’re sending your email announcements to. Just in case 🙂
We want to help you collect more feedback using Sched so now attendees are able to give survey feedback from their personal Sched page and will receive an email reminder at the end of each day.
But, what’s the point of collecting feedback if you can’t find it? We now include feedback stats in your post-event report.