Creating an Event

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Create a New Event

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Select Primary Host (Organizational Unit)

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Select Additional Hosts

  • A single event can include multiple OUs as hosts
  • OU volunteers can efficiently manage the registration process for all registrants
  • Reporting is reduced to one report that applies to all hosting OUs
  • Only one (1) Primary Host may be assigned
  • Additional Hosts may be assigned (i.e. co-hosts, sponsors) as needed
  • Section officers of Primary Host are authorized to add additional Hosts
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Event Details

Enter the event details. Photos/pictures can be uploaded using the TinyMCE editor. Emojis are also supported.

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The location panel is where you would select whether your event is virtual (e.g., WebEx, ZOOM, GoToMeeting, etc), in-person at a physical location, or hybrid (both virtual and in-person). If an address is entered, the system will auto-generate a map once you publish the event.

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If the event is virtual, include the link for registrants to access the event. Note: You do not need to include the link right away. Some event hosts choose to send the link to participants closer to the date of the event. Also, any links added to the event will be obfuscated from users who are not signed in to vTools.

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If the event is hybrid, provide the virtual link as well as the address of the physical location.

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Registration & Payment

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Select either “Standard,” or “External,” which would utilize an external registration site such as EventBrite. If no registration is required, select “None.”

Select the start and end dates/times for registration. Other options to select:

  • Maximum # of registrants (if space/bandwidth is limited)
  • Menu selections, if applicable
  • Custom registration questions, if needed

Enabling Payment Functionality using Primary Host Concentration banking account

In order to set up payment for an event, registration dates are required. Select “Set up Payment” to show pricing information.

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Optional Pricing Levels – Price Restrictions based on Member Grade

Specify who qualifies for a given price level based on their association with IEEE or member grade. Example: You can provide discounted pricing to IEEE members and student members. Registrants will be required to provide their member number to qualify for the discounted price level. The system will use the member number to check the registrant’s member status (active/inactive) and current member grade.

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You may also re-order the registration levels, if desired, by clicking the square icon in the right-hand corner to drag & drop the levels in your desired order. The pricing levels will appear in the order you select when guests are registering.

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You may also specify certain start and end times for the pricing levels. This may be useful if you want to have “early bird” pricing for registration.

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Adding Speakers

Photos for speakers can be uploaded using the TinyMCE editor.

You may add as many speakers as needed.

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Publish the Event

When ready, click “Save & Publish” to publish the event for public view.

The “Manage” page will show the details:

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Note the QR code! All events now feature a unique QR code which when scanned will bring users to the public Event View page. This QR code is visible on both the Manage Event page, and the public Event View page. This code can be shared with users as needed.

Public View

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Once the event is over, it must be reported to IEEE Headquarters. See this tutorial for how to report an event.

See other event tutorials for other options available in vTools Events.

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