Abstract Submissions Progress Bar – Visual Approach to Managing your Call for Papers

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We decided to add a progress bar in abstract management system to keep chairs and admins aware of where they are in the abstract submission process and what is next that is to be done.

This progress bar progressively displays the task that needs to be done in the abstract management system, marks completed tasks as done and keeps admin updated on the currently ongoing activity in the abstract submission system.

Starting from setting up abstract submission to collecting abstracts, assigning abstracts to reviewers and making decisions on the reviewed abstracts, it covers the whole aspect of abstract management and peer review.
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How Autodesk is using Dryfta to Manage Autodesk University Conferences

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When Autodesk team initially thought about using Dryfta to manage their events, they were primarily interested in using our abstract management and peer reviews system to host their call for papers for 12 conferences across the globe including Australia, Brazil, Middle East and ASEAN countries.

Later, after we walked them through an extensive demo and explained them about our various other offerings, they decided to use Dryfta for other more important requirements including tasks workflow and management for speakers, program/sessions management, and a multi-lingual platform with support for RTL languages. Except a few customization, they have used almost all of our features as is.
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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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Collect abstract submissions fees online

If you charge a processing fee per abstract submission or per accepted abstract submission for your conference, then Dryfta event platform is for you. Using Dryfta, you can create tickets to collect abstract submission fees for all submitted & accepted abstracts.

For abstract submissions, as soon as the fee payment is confirmed, the system would allow author to submit the abstract/s. Admin can select the number of abstracts that can be submitted per ticket and set the dates for abstract submission site to open and close abstract submissions.

For fees paid for accepted abstracts to allow authors to present the paper at the conference, once author has paid the fee through credit card, the system would send the invoice to the author and updates the abstract submission with the Paid status automatically. This makes sure admin knows if the accepted abstract has been paid for or not.

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Generate Participation Certificates for Attendees using Participation Certificate Builder

Conferences should show attendees the appreciation for participation in the event with printable certificates of participation awards. It will encourage them and make them feel special as well as boost their self esteem and acknowledge their commitment to the event or meeting.

But it takes a lot of time and resources to design and build the participation certificate for each and every individual attendee! So how can you design a Participation Certificate easily and beautifully for all attendees at once without wasting much of your precious time?

Presenting the Participation Certificate Builder.

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Using Participation Certificate Builder, it takes less than 2 minutes to design and generate Participation certificates for all attendees. Upload your logo, add your Certificate title, enter the name of the event, add additional info, choose the usertype (attendee, speakers, moderators, reviewers etc), upload the signature of the authority, Save the information and finally click on Print Certificates button to print certificates for all attendees at once.

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Accept payments for approved abstracts

Accept payments on approved abstracts.

Hosting an academic conference? Accepting abstract submissions? Looking for a tool to accept payments on approved submissions?

Dryfta already provides tools to manage your conference and accept abstract submissions and peer review them. With last week’s update, event organizers can now use Dryfta to accept payments from authors for approved submissions.

If you have not used Dryfta before, give it a try. Click here to sign up for a free account.

If you are already using Dryfta, here’s how you can set up your conference website to accept payments for approved abstracts.
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