Event Espresso saves you time by becoming an extension of your current website so you can plan your conference, symposium, congress, conclave, or convention, in Virginia and receive payments quickly through your WordPress conference registration system
Whether you have a main conference or optional sessions / workshops, Event Espresso has the flexibility to handle your attendee registrations
Offer multiple pricing options for different type of attendees and enforce limits for each of them so you never oversell
Collect custom registration questions from a single registrant or a group of guests and have instant access to that information in the registration report
Here is what one of our conference organizers is saying about Event Espresso
A preview of a conference with sessions created with Event Espresso
Here are just a few organizations that trust Event Espresso for their conferences
International Caribbean Nursing Conference (Oranjestad, Aruba)
Provincial Communicator’s Conference (Ontario, Canada)
Florida Herbal Conference (Florida, United States)
Alabama Road Builders Association (Alabama, United States)
The Banff Couples Conference Society (Alberta, Canada)
HITB GSEC (Singapore)
National CTF Conference (Perth, Australia)
American Massage Therapy Association (New York, United States)
Charleston Library Conference (South Carolina, United States)
The Ontario Art Association (Ontario, Canada)
The Society for Classical Learning (Texas, United States)
Imagine Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Popular questions about conferences and Event Espresso
Do I need to be a computer expert to use Event Espresso?
You don’t need to be an expert with technology to use Event Espresso. If you are comfortable with creating a blog post on your existing WordPress website and browsing your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin), then you’ll find Event Espresso familiar. We also have a quick start guide which will help you get up and running fast through a series of recommendations and short video tutorials.
Do I need a WordPress website to use Event Espresso?
Yes, a WordPress website is required to run Event Espresso. However, our sister company, Event Smart offers free hosting for event websites using Event Espresso and WordPress as the backbone, where events, calendars, and pricing option selectors can then be embedded on any website, such as Weebly, Wix, and WordPress.com websites.
I want to allow more than one attendee to register for my conference at a time. Are group registrations available?
Yes, you can allow multiple attendees to register at once by enabling the Personal Information question group for additional registrants through the lower right area of the event editor and saving changes.
My conference has different registration fees depending on the type of guest. Can I offer multiple pricing options for my attendees to choose from?
Yes! This can be done by using the multiple dates times and pricing options feature. We have a video tutorial for you here on how to create a conference with different registration options.
My conference has sub-events or sessions/workshops with their own limits and fees. Can attendees register for the sessions?
Yes, your attendees can register for sessions during their main registration. This works best if you have a limited number of sessions/workshops. Here is a video tutorial on how to create a conference with different sub-events or sessions/workshops.
My conference has different tracks. Can I create those so an attendee can register for the one that they are interested in?
Yes, you can use the multiple date times and pricing option feature to create those tracks. Here is a video tutorial on how to do create a conference with different tracks.
Can registrants/attendees upload files during their registration?
Event Espresso does not, at this time, have a way to handle uploading files during an attendee’s registration.
Can I send attendees tickets after their registration?
Yes, ticketing is available with our Printable Tickets extension. Once the add-on is running on your WordPress website, then a guest will automatically receive a ticket after a successful registration. Tickets can be scanned using a mobile phone so you can check-in attendees to your conference.
Are name badges available?
Yes, you can run a Registration CSV report and then copy the information into a service like ConferenceBadge.com to create name badges. Here is a tutorial on how to create name badges for attendees in Event Espresso.
How will I receive payments from my attendees that register for my conference?
You’ll receive your funds as your attendees register for your conference by partnering with a secure payment service and adding your API credentials to Event Espresso. Some of our member favorites are PayPal, Authorize.net, Braintree, or Stripe. Or you can choose another supported payment service.
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