Updates & Improvements

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  • AUG 10

    Import Video Stream Links with the Schedule Spreadsheet Template
    Managing hundreds of 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.
    Learn more =>

    • AUG 4

      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.
      View an example =>

      • JUL 27

        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.
        Download now =>

        • MAY 22

          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.
          Learn more =>

          • MAY 20

            TicketSocket Integration
            We’re proud to announce our new integration with TicketSocket. Giving you more options for registration platforms and empowering you with full control over your event business which is vital to thriving through this pandemic.

            • MAY 4

              Pinned Sessions
              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 everyones schedules. Learn more =>

              • APR 28

                Domain Whitelist
                We’ve added more prviacy options for organizers. With domain whitelisting, you can restrict account creation and login to your specified domain(s).
                Learn more =>

                • APR 20

                  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 =>

                  • APR 8

                    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.

                    • APR 2

                      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.

                      • MAR 26

                        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 =>

                        • MAR 18

                          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 =>

                          • FEB 4

                            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 =>

                            • JAN 20

                              😁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 =>

                              • JAN 15

                                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 =>

                                • DEC 20

                                  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 =>

                                  • DEC 13

                                    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.

                                    • DEC 9

                                      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.

                                      • NOV 20

                                        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.

                                        • NOV 18

                                          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

                                          • NOV 15

                                            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!

                                            • NOV 11

                                              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.

                                              • NOV 8

                                                Video Tours
                                                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.

                                                • NOV 4

                                                  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.

                                                  • OCT 30

                                                    Welcome John!
                                                    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.

                                                    • OCT 28

                                                      Feedback Stays Open Longer
                                                      Attendees can now leave session feedback up to 5 days after the event ends.

                                                      • OCT 22

                                                        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.

                                                        • OCT 13

                                                          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.

                                                          • OCT 6-14

                                                            #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.

                                                            • SEP 17

                                                              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.

                                                              • SEP 4

                                                                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.

                                                                • AUG 14

                                                                  Moderator Tools
                                                                  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.

                                                                  • JUL 31

                                                                    Summer Cleaning
                                                                    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!

                                                                    • JUL 24

                                                                      Footer Banner
                                                                      Now you can add a footer banner to your event.

                                                                      • JUL 22

                                                                        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.

                                                                        • JUL 3

                                                                          Tag Sessions
                                                                          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.

                                                                          • JUN 10

                                                                            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.

                                                                            • MAY 24

                                                                              Push Notifications
                                                                              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.

                                                                              • MAY 2

                                                                                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.

                                                                                • APR 24

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                  • MAR 29

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    • FEB 21

                                                                                      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.

                                                                                      • JAN 30

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                        • JAN 28

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                          • JAN 22

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                            • JAN 15

                                                                                              Speaker Order
                                                                                              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!

                                                                                            • 2019

                                                                                              • NOV 19

                                                                                                Export Presentation Files
                                                                                                Share all materials from your event with attendees and export the session presentation files in one place.

                                                                                                • NOV 12

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                  • NOV 6

                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                    • SEP 24

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                      • JUN 25

                                                                                                        Rename Moderators
                                                                                                        If you use another term like chairman or discussion leaders for your event, you can rename the role in your sessions.

                                                                                                        • JUN 11

                                                                                                          Joining Events
                                                                                                          Show attendees a prompt to join when visiting a new public event, instead of automatically adding attendees to events.

                                                                                                          Remove Roles
                                                                                                          Give particiapnts the possibility to remove themselves from non-admin roles via the directory.

                                                                                                          • JUN 4

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                            Account Security
                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                            • APR 24

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                              • APR 10

                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                • JAN 15

                                                                                                                  New Plans
                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                • 2018

                                                                                                                • OCT 19

                                                                                                                  It’s HERE!
                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                • JUNE 8

                                                                                                                  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!

                                                                                                                • MAY 9

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                • APR 26

                                                                                                                  Speaker Bios
                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                • APR 18

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                • FEB 10

                                                                                                                  Email Confirmation Message
                                                                                                                  We’ve added a pop-up message to confirm who you’re sending your email announcements to. Just in case 🙂

                                                                                                                • FEB 1
                                                                                                                  Sched Count is Live!
                                                                                                                  Sched Count makes it simple to manage and track session attendance within your event. It’s available in the iTunes store for all event’s on our Native plan.
                                                                                                                • JAN 18
                                                                                                                  Important Site Stats on your Dashboard
                                                                                                                  Your admin control panel now displays new data from your feedback surveys. You can use this information to better understand what’s happening at your event.
                                                                                                                • JAN 5
                                                                                                                  Attendees with more than 1 ticket
                                                                                                                  Because attending events is more fun with friends, if your attendee buys 2 tickets on Eventbrite, they can now reserve 2 seats on Sched for each session they reserve.
                                                                                                                • JAN 4
                                                                                                                  Collecting Feedback
                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                • JAN 3
                                                                                                                  Global Check-in Managers
                                                                                                                  Users can now be flagged as Global Checkin Managers, allowing them to access all sessions from the Checkin App (even if they’re not admins).