Contacts Management Tool that is as Simple as a Spreadsheet

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The new Contact Management tool makes it faster and easier to manage contacts and their information. The basic idea was to allow inline editing for faster data management, and better controls at viewing data that you needed to view. We have also introduced a Column Selector, an option to create custom tabs, and many more.
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Designing your Event Website has Become a Lot Easier

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The updates for the Dryfta event website builder were long due, and that’s why we have been working hard on the new website builder over the past few weeks. Unlike the previous version, this new website designer tool makes it a lot easier and quicker to design the website homepage, edit top navigation menus and create content pages.

Starting with the new website designer’s user interface itself, the new interface would open standalone, with the main sidebar collapsing automatically. That means the admin has the full screen to design the website. Also, to choose a theme for the website, one does not have to go to a separate page anymore. They can do so using the Theme Switcher in the top left.
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Make Abstract Submission Easy and Efficient with an Abstract Management System

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Since the dawn of email, its main shortcoming has been that it’s rarely concise or categorizable. This issue is mostly a consequence of there being few ways in which one can immediately obtain all their required information from a quick scan of an email. Naturally, this poses a considerable challenge when attempting to coordinate conferences in which minute detail and adherence to regulations are of utmost importance for a successful outcome.

 

Shortcomings of email correspondence for conference management

Submitting proposals over email is another roadblock to the smooth running of research conferences. Often the candidate/researchers will not be aware of the criteria their proposal must meet, leading to frustrating confusion, delayals, and unnecessarily increased workload.

A possible solution to this common problem is to inform all potential participants of the expected due dates, word counts, etc. However, adherence to these guidelines is immensely difficult to track, considering the sheer volume of emails involved. There is also the added step of forwarding the email contents to prospective reviewers for reviewal. In turn, these reviews would be submitted by email, and thus manual pairing of reviews to the proposal would be necessary. As expected, an email-based correspondence platform for a conference would require a considerable admin and extra hours of work/maintenance.

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Introducing Rooms: One place for group chat and video calls

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As part of its virtual event platform offering, Dryfta provides live interaction tools including live chats, polls and Q&A for attendees to communicate with each other at a virtual or an in-person event. For building a more engaging and thriving community, Dryfta also provides an online community platform so as to keep the participants engaged year-round and not just for the duration of the event.

To further improve the communication among event participants, we are introducing Rooms.

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How an Abstract Management System makes it Easier to Submit Abstracts?

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What is an abstract management system? A quick intro

As the word suggests, an abstract is a summary of a larger document, mostly used in academic content (such as a research paper). When several authors prepare their abstracts and submit it to a conference through an online channel, it is referred to as abstract submission. This whole process of abstract submission and management is where an abstract management system comes into play.

Abstracts management, i.e., the process of receiving, accepting, preparing, and reviewing abstracts, can be made easy & efficient via an abstract management software.

Instead of conventional manual work, an abstract management system assists in end-to-end management of abstracts, including setting content requirements and deadlines, forming a team, and determining the engagement of each person involved, collecting and reviewing abstracts, and forming a final document. It enables all team members involved to stay organized and on the same page, which is the key to higher efficiency hence an optimal use of resources. This allows all employees to stay on top of the work, from managers who are supposed to get the work done to employees responsible for doing the work.

 

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Top 10 Online Community Software for Events

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If you’re an event organizer and want your participants to keep flocking back to your events & conferences every year, you need to keep them engaged year-round and not just for the event.

Start by giving them an online community platform to create engagements that inspire action. Keep them involved and connected. The more they’re invested in building, growing, and engaging with your online community, the higher is the chance they’ll join your in-person event.

We researched the best online community software based on their features list, user interface & user experience, and pricing.

 

Forumbee

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