Want to build a buzz around your event and wow your registrants? The convenience and customization event websites offer to both event planners and attendees are amazing! Thus, today’s #techTuesday features 5 best event websites to help you create your next event website template.
Pricing Details: Free for personal events and trials, custom pricing for business licenses
From simplifying event asset creation to capturing attendee insights and measuring event impact, Splash is a great event marketing tool.Splash’s content management system makes it super easy to create your event website while maintaining brand consistency. You can also customize your invite, check-in guests, print your event badges, and more with this tool!
Pricing Details: Squarespace has 4 price plans, ranging from $12 to $40 per month.
Squarespace is a drag-and-drop website builder with the best quality templates in terms of design and flexibility. With this tool, you can have full customization control without the need for coding. Squarespace also has good SEO, and its pages all follow SEO best practices. It provides you the best tools to promote your brand.
Pricing Details: EventCreate has 2 price plans, ranging from $9 to $29 per month.
In addition to website creation, EventCreate is also a ticketing & registration platform. EventCreate uniquely offers fully white-labeled, custom-branded event pages and is the only platform that offers A/B ticket price testing, to help you maximize your event revenue.
4. Planning Pod
Pricing Details: Planning Pod has 4 price plans, ranging from $19 -$69+ per month.
Planning Pod is an online event management software that aims to help people and organizations that manage multiple or complex events and registrations. This tool offers a centralized platform to manage events, clients, staff, venues, vendors, payments and business details. More importantly, the floor plan feature allows event planners to customize designs for the venue, so they can help clients visualize the event.
Pricing Details: Free version available; Professional plan: $11.99/month; Business plan: $24.99/month.
Bookmark is one of the most advanced website builders when it comes to web technologies. Its AI software AiDA (Artificial Intelligence Design Assistant) can help you create an exceptional website in less than 90 seconds! The AI can help fill your website with blocks that suits the most, puts on sample content and customizes design colors. And all you need to do after is to change the text and images. This tool is super efficient and is perfect for non-technical professionals and small business owners.
Registration for large events can be quicker and more steamlined thanks to new event tech on the rise. This is crucial for massive events because it allows improvement of the guests experience in terms of a fast and easy check-in, instant data collection, and even payment options. ABCey will explore 5 different registration programs and the strategies some of these top companies use to check in thousand of guests!
1. RFID tech
What is RFID tech? RFID stands for radio-frequency identification which utilizes electromagnetic fields in order to transfer data to objects with tracking tags that hold even more electronically stored information. A Montreal based company Connect & Go is a leader in the in this tech. In a project they did for WE day, they created bracelets embedded with tech that allowed for guests to register before the event and could also connect the bands to their email, facebook, and twitter. And of course, take selfies at event kiosks and instantly save them.
2. Online Registration Software
Custom online registration software allows users to implement ones own registration creation. Etouches is an online registration software and tracking platform that allows the user to implement the registration questions, agenda, and check in while also being able to creatively tailor the fonts, colors, and logos so that they are cohesive with your event. You can print badges with bar and QR codes for your guests.
3. Mobile Check-In App
Since everyone has their phones on hand mobile check in seems like the most obvious choice, especially with the rise of new mobile applications that can personalize and simplify the event check in process. One such mobile app called Boomset assists the event manager with just that. You can make a variety of registration adjustments straight from your phone and can even collect guest selfies upon check in to immediately print badges or store for your records!
4. WordPress Event Registration
WordPress has a function that allows admin users to curate their own event check-in guest list as well as offers editing features for detailed transcripts on registered guests and easy payments. There are multiple WordPress plugins you can utilize for event management. Event Manager has all these features and is even integrated with Google Maps.
5. Event Marketing Companies
Try an all in one event marketing company that merges multiple tech aspects to get the job done. Make your event registration as high tech as possible like the company FISH! They offer a “Live Event Operating Systems” which means they offer a multitude of registration options including pre-registration, mobile, and onsite registration.
With all this new technology on the rise the future of registering and data sharing for events is endless! Tell us which tech seems the most effective to you in the comments below, or find us on facebook or twitter!
The weekend is fast approaching and it’s time to treat yourself to fun and exciting events going on all around the city. Make the most of the fleeting but beautiful Bay Area weather! ABCey’s weekend lineup has you covered with all the best events for all you weekend warriors out there!
1. Oktoberfest by the Bay 2015
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | 5pm to Midnight | Pier 48, SF | $15
Guten Tag it’s Friday! Nothing quite goes together like beer and the bay which is why Oktoberfest by the Bay makes the perfect intro into the weekend festivities. Celebrate the rich history of Munich by enjoying the authentic food, Bavarian dancing, cheerful music, and a variety of delicious German beer. Get your tickets here.
2. “Llama-Palooza” Party
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | 5pm to 7pm | Crissy Field, SF | FREE
Interested in a fun and furry Friday? Llama’s are coming to Crissy Field to party and kickoff the Questival Adventure Race. There will also be plenty of food trucks, an awesome DJ, and multiple chances to win cool Cotopaxi apparel and gear. Whether you’re getting ready to compete in the race or just want to take a photo with a llama it is sure to be an evening to remember.
3. Free National Park Day: Yosemite & Muir Woods
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | All Day | California National Parks | FREE
The week was long the work was hard and the proverbs of Ralph Waldo Emerson are calling your name. Maybe you need to take a break from the constant screens of media and just enjoy nature. In honor of National Public Lands Day, admission (and parking) are free this Saturday. So turn off your phone, close your laptop, and enjoy some beautiful sights and sounds because the best things in life are free!
4. Bay Area Blues Festival
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | 10am to 6pm | Historic Downtown Martinez | FREE
Get ready for some soul this Saturday with the Blues festival coming to the bay area! There is something for everyone at this festival featuring many art exhibits, a farmers market, craft beverages, kids activities, gourmet food and (of course) the blues to set the scene. Enjoy a warm local atmosphere of nostalgia and culture in the famous Historic Downtown Martinez where the blues never made you so happy.
5. End-to-End Golden Gate Park Hike
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | 3pm to 6pm | Stanyan St. and Haight St., SF| FREE
Think you’ve seen all of golden gate park? It’s quite likely there are a few awesome things you might miss walking through by yourself which is why a guided hiking tour by an expert like Jill Katz is sure to lead you to new adventure. Along the hike you will experience all the beautiful lakes, foliage, and animals golden gate park has to offer. Buffalos, bonfires, and buddies- Oh My! Find where to meet and more details here.
6. 49ers vs. Cardinals: Tailgate and Game Watch party
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 | 1:05pm | SoMa StrEat Food Park | FREE
Kickoff football Sunday right! Watch the 49ers beat the Cardinals while surrounded by other faithfuls in SoMa. This weeks viewing party features an impressive food truck line up with an emphasis on uniquely flavored wings. Over 10 TV’s are tuned in to the game so enjoy the affordable beer specials and fun fan based atmosphere. RSVP here.