Non-profits & organizations signed up for Dryfta event platform (December)

With newly added features in November last month, Dryfta has gained 3 new customers in the non-profits and government organization segment this month, including: Oasis Open for their conference Borderless Cyber USA Conference and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (Im4Us) to host their 6th Im4Us 2017 Conference.

Alongside non-profits, we have signed up with the Ministry of Health, Kenya, to host their 10th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference. They shall use Dryfta to accept abstract submissions and conduct peer reviews, send email campaigns, build a full-fledged event website, sell tickets, creating name badges & participation certificates and numerous other requirements.

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To see the latest features added and improvements made to the Dryfta event platform, go to our System Status page.
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Display Hotels near your Event Venue

Organizing an event is one aspect. Making sure your attendees are well accommodated is a whole lot different ball game. You need to block rooms in advance at multiple hotels, diligently manage the rooms blocked for attendees so there is enough availability while also making sure you havent blocked rooms more than what is required. All of this results in a lot of wasted resources, time and money.

Instead, wouldnt it be better if you could just display the nearest hotels to stay from your event venue, on your event website, and let your attendees book their rooms based on their requirements and budget? This saves you time, money and staff resources as you do not have to block rooms in advance.


Using the Stay22 widget for Dryfta, you can display places to stay near your event venue. All you need to do is enable the widget from your Dryfta dashboard. There’re multiple filters for attendees to find rooms within their budget, based on distance from the venue, by check-in and check-out dates and with additional requirements.

Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.


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PayTm wallet is now available for Dryfta

Hosting an event and selling tickets in India? You can now accept payments in INR currency through PayTm wallet on your Dryfta-powered event website.

Set up your PayTm merchant account and get paid directly. No middlemen. Zero fees. Simply link your PayTm merchant account and start selling your event tickets.


To start accepting payments through PayTm on your event website, complete the following steps:

  • Sign up for a merchant account on the PayTm website and get the credentials
  • Enter the credentials in to your Dryfta payment setup for PayTm payment gateway
  • Set currency to INR in your Dryfta payment setup
  • Click on Save.

You’re now all set to start accepting payments in Indian currency on your event website. Use Dryfta to sell tickets and to accept fees for paper and abstract submissions.

Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.


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Process refunds from your Dryfta event dashboard

Until now, when processing refund, the Dryfta platform was primarily acting as a bookkeeper by recording the refund amount in the system. However it didnt actually process the refund. To process the refund, our event organizers have had to log in to their Stripe dashboard and manually process the refund.

We’re changing that. Admin users can now process refunds right from their Dryfta dashboard.


The refund will be automatically processed if Stripe payment gateway was selected while this order was being placed. Admins have the option to make partial refunds. The refund amount does not include tax.

Also, if an order remains pending, the system will now tell you the reason about why the credit card failed or declined. It could be due to many reasons including wrong credit card number, expired credit card, declined by bank etc.

Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.


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Send SMS notifications to attendees using Twilio for Dryfta

Twilio integration for Dryfta is out. For those who do not know about Twilio, it is a Messaging platform to send SMS from any app, and ensure deliverability using intelligent delivery features.

As an event organizer, you can do the following using Twilio:

  • Send SMSs when someone registers on your event website
  • Notify through SMS when someone purchases a ticket
  • Send automated event reminders to attendees on their registered phone numbers
  • Push an emergency notification to all of your attendees
  • Ask attendees to complete their registration form
  • Notify attendees about a sudden change in one of the program sessions

Update: Organizers can now send mass SMSs to all registrants. Simply enter your text, choose the registrant type and click on Send button to send SMSs to everyone at once.

To start sending automated SMSs to your attendees, you need to purchase a plan at Twilio’s website, get the credentials and enter those credentials into Twilio settings in your Dryfta dashboard.


Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.


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Sync subscribers from Dryfta to Mailchimp

Dryfta is an event management platform for universities and organizations. The Mailchimp integration for Dryfta lets event organizers sync subscribers and mailing lists from Dryfta event platform to Mailchimp and vice-versa.


Overall Benefits

  • Collect email addresses using the opt-in box on your Dryfta powered event website and push these subscribers to a mailing list on your Mailchimp account. That’s the combined power of Mailchimp email marketing and Dryfta event platform, at your disposal!
  • Apart from subscribers, you can also sync name and email addresses of your attendees and speakers to Mailchimp and send email campaigns using the Mailchimp email software.
  • Convert subscribers in your Dryfta event platform to registrants

Technical & Support

To use the Mailchimp integration for Dryfta, all you need is your API key. Enter these credentials in your Dryfta dashboard and you’re all set to start syncing your mailing lists and subscribers to and from Mailchimp.


Mailchimp integration comes free with a Dryfta subscription.


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