UMaine Student Symposium 2019 by University of Maine – A Case Study

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The research and creative activities of undergraduate and graduate students are showcased at the annual UMaine Student Symposium. This day-long event features the work of students from academic disciplines ranging from the sciences and engineering to arts and humanities.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule building & management.

Here’s a quick interview with Tammy Crosby, Special Assistant to Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for UMaine Student Symposium
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Ethnography in Education Research Forum by University of Pennsylvania – A Case Study

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The Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education invites submissions for its 2019 Annual Meeting and the celebration of the Forum’s 40th anniversary. The Forum welcomes scholars at all career stages seeking a supportive venue for sharing their ethnographic work at various stages of development.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer reviews, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Creating Program schedule.

Here’s a quick interview with Mary Yee, EdD, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for Ethnography in Education Research Forum 2019
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference by University of Missouri, St. Louis – A Case Study

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The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest, is rated a Top Marketing Conference to Check Out in 2019 by Forbes and has set attendance records with nearly 2,000 marketers.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule building & management, and Engaging attendees on Dryfta event apps.

Here’s a quick interview with Brianna Smith, Adjunct Professor, UMSL Digital, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for Midwest Digital Marketing Conference
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Are Event Management Apps Worth the Hype? Decoding How they can Benefit your Conference

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Planning and executing an event involves a plethora of pre-meditated activities that require impeccable planning and execution. Event management applications have surfaced over the last few years to streamline the entire process and have been lapped up by businesses and event managers alike. With 57% of event organizers using event management software and over $50 million pumped into creating modern event management solutions, we can certainly tell where the trend is taking us.

On the flip, event management applications demand immense investment from a time and effort perspective in getting things rolling. Aside from this, they also pose problems of excessive adverts, carry the risk of failure due to poor promotion and bring in complexities attendees do not see the rationale behind.

This brings us to the pressing question – Are event management software really worth it? And if they are, as widespread adoption indicates, how can your business leverage them to its advantage?  Let’s get to the bottom of these questions.

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10 Essential Questions to Ask When Choosing an Academic Event Management Software

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The academic world isn’t short of events. From presentation of research, forums, seminars, conferences, there are so many things that need thorough planning and impeccable organization in order to ensure that everything runs like clockwork.

However, organizing an event using the traditional methods can prove to be tedious, time-consuming and to some extent, inefficient. It’s a good thing that technology has been able to lend a hand to all event organizers in the form of academic event management software.

So, what exactly are these academic event management platforms? Such cloud-based, web applications assist event planners in structuring their academic functions and help them to execute their agendas systematically.

They help to keep track of the guest list, collect registration fees through credit card payments online, initiate abstract submissions and assign these submissions to reviewers, build interactive program schedule available on website and mobile apps, reach out to all your possible guests and attendees and many other useful features.

With so many choices out there, it could be quite a task to pick out the best one for your event organization needs. With these tips on how and what to look for, you wouldn’t need to spend precious time cracking your head to find the most suitable event software for the event that you have in mind.

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Event Planning Guide [PDF] for Managing Academic Conferences

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How-to guide to manage academic conferences

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The first thing that comes to mind right away is how to pull it through successfully managing the conference, making sure every task is done seamlessly and smoothly, online registrations and abstract submissions are being taken care of, attendees are considerably engaged, food is good, transportation & logistics are error-free, and last but not the least, ensuring that event organizers get a decent ROI in terms of monetary profits and attendees engagement.

We went through every step involved in conference planning and created a How-to guide for you. This event planning guide lists the step by step approach for planning and managing an academic conference:

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