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8 Reasons to Include Event Ticketing Technology While Planning a Conference

The event management industry has stepped into a highly tech-driven age with many useful innovations already on their way to becoming the norm. Adoption of new technologies is simplifying major event related tasks for all kinds of event management, including corporate event management

Corporate conference organizers and hosts are keen on transforming the whole event management process into a technology controlled system. 

One important aspect of corporate event management is ticketing and registrations. The days of traditional paper-based ticketing are long gone. Event technology has streamlined the process of managing conference registrations. For instance, online ticketing systems have eliminated the load of manual recording, processing, and arranging data.

Here are 8 reasons why you must invest in event ticketing technology when planning your next business conference. (more…)

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Eastern Division National Ski Patrol: Ten Years of Successful Online Registrations Using Event Espresso!

If you are searching for a way to manage registrations for your non-profit events and seeking to develop bigger and better event programs for your organization, read this story!

In this customer success profile, we learned more about how one non-profit organization has been using Event Espresso to manage their training classes, divisional meetings, and special programs for 10 years. Learn more about the National Ski Patrol (NSP) – Eastern Division’s journey and how they had started with just one little goal to “display events and courses on a website calendar” and wound up building an entire, and stand-alone, events registration website due to their great success with Event Espresso!

We thought it was appropriate to bring this story to you as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Read on.  (more…)

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Marketing Your Event: 10 Tech-Savvy Tips to Bring in a Crowd

Guest Post provided by:

Carl Diesing, Managing Director and co-founder DNL OmniMedia.

 

Organizations, whether they’re nonprofits, businesses, community groups, or churches, host events for all kinds of reasons. Reaching new audiences, raising money for your mission, or just giving your community a good time are all great goals for your organization’s events.

Regardless of why you’re planning an event, though, one thing remains constant – the need to promote it. If you’re unable to attract guests to your event, all of your team’s planning efforts may go to waste. For nonprofits that rely on events to raise funds that support their operations, it’s absolutely crucial that their events provide a return on investment. (more…)

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Event Smart vs Event Espresso: Which Event Registration Solution Is Right for You?

While there are plenty of free event registration platforms available, most of them include only basic management features. If you run a lot of events through your WordPress site, you might need the additional options that are available through certain premium solutions.

Premium event registration tools typically offer additional payment options, event calendars, and even attendee management and communication features. With a a small upfront investment, these platforms can save you a lot of time and energy over the long term.
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Events Manager vs Event Espresso: How to Add an Event Registration System to Your Website

Whether you’re selling tickets to a stand-up comedy night or an international conference, you’ll need an event registration system. This type of solution will let you display information about your event, register guests, and even accept event payments. The key lies in choosing the right tool to help with your event.

If you’re looking for a fully-featured event registration system for your WordPress website, you’ll probably end up considering both Events Manager and Event Espresso. Each plugin offers a lot of features out of the box, but you’ll need to decide which one is right for your website.

In this post, we’ll help you answer that question. We’ll look at the basics of event registration systems, then compare the two WordPress plugins and see what they have to offer. Let’s get to it!
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