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
Versatile for your conference registration needs
Whether you have a main conference or optional sessions / workshops, Event Espresso has the flexibility to handle your attendee registrations
Create various registration and ticketing options
Offer multiple pricing options for different type of attendees and enforce limits for each of them so you never oversell
Set up custom registration questions
Collect custom registration questions from a single registrant or a group of guests and have instant access to that information in the registration report
“Registrants stated that it was much easier to use than in previous years”
The best event plugin system we have used! We just closed registration for a girls/ladies conference at our church next month. This year we have over 400 registrants and only a few were mail-ins. Everyone else registered on our website, which is running Event Espresso 4. We had to close registration early because we are at capacity! We had fewer duplicate registrations this year than in years past using other software. We also received a lot of compliments on the “new system”. Registrants stated that it was much easier to use than in previous years. –amandaleigh
A preview of a conference with sessions created with Event Espresso
How to set up a conference with WordPress and 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 for Event Espresso 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 online event registrations for conferences 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 Event Espresso help with virtual or online conferences?
Yes, you can customize the registration confirmation email to include access to an online conference ahead of time through Zoom, Google Hangouts, Go to Meeting, or another service by using a virtual venue. We have tutorial on how to adapt Event Espresso for virtual events.
Can registrants/attendees upload files during their registration?
Allowing attendees to upload files during their registrations is available with a third-party plugin for Event Espresso from the WordPress plugins directory.
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 Stripe, Authorize.net, Braintree, or PayPal. Or you can choose another supported payment service.
I have a question that I need help with.
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“Event Espresso has successfully registered thousands of participants and event payments for years now”
Great plugin and great support for years now! Our company has been using Event Espresso for many years now for quite a few clients. They host large conferences and Event Espresso has successfully registered thousands of participants and event payments for years now. We use all the premium features and renew each year. It’s completely worth the investment considering the returns our clients get and they don’t have to shell out big $$$ for custom development to get it done. If you or your client’s are serious about professionally managing your event registrations and payments then I suggest you use Event Espresso. Thank you guys for the great product and support for so many years now! –mvincik
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