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Is it possible to manage individual lectures inside an event?

Posted: August 24, 2012 at 8:46 am


August 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

I am using EventEspresso to organize a conference. Each of the five days will have multiple lectures by different speakers. Is there some way in EventEspresso to keep track of the speakers and the topics (the same speaker could give multiple lectures, so a Speaker table and a Lecture table)?

I would further like to be able to use those lists to allow attendees to track which lectures they attended, but first I would need to know if the first part is possible.

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

August 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

You could use categories for each speaker so you could then have an event list of all the events/lectures for each speaker.


August 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

More important than tracking the lectures given by a particular speaker would be listing all the lectures given overall, and providing attendees with a checklist to state which talks they attended (so that at the end, they get credit based on how many hours they attended). What I envisioned was a schedule, by day, where each row includes the name of the lecture and the speaker (for further modularization I could create categories for each speaker as you suggested, though I had anticipated using the speaker table to ease input of data on the backend as opposed to any usefulness on the front end by attendees), and then a check box where attendees check off if they attend a particular lecture.

At the end of the conference a page can be generated containing a list of those lectures that were checked off for that particular user, and that would sum up the hours of lectures attended by that individual.

Hopefully this explanation is more clear that my original description. Would it then make sense to create a category based on the date, and then all lectures for a particular date would be listed?

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

You could do that. There are also a couple templates in the custom files add-on that can show date range lists. Event Espresso doesn’t have a way for attendees to check off events that they have attended, but the ticketing add-on allows you to mark attendees as attended for events by scanning their ticket at the door with the mobile app.


September 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

This is almost exactly what I am looking for, a single conference with multi tracks that I can market to and talk about, with speakers and bio’s and then a possibility of the ratings for each session

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