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 Academic Conferences

 

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Are you planning an academic conference?

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 engaged, food is good, transportation & logistics are error-free, and last but not least, ensuring those event organizers get a decent ROI in 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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Dryfta has Won Accolades for its Event Management Platform

Dryfta earned recognitions lately after having gone through a review of trusted B2B directory FinancesOnline.com. The results were very positive – our event management software emerged with a score of 8.0 out of 10 and a perfect user satisfaction rating of 100%. We were also mentioned as one of the top SaaS software solutions on their platfrom.

Reviewers observed how our platform specially designed for universities and non-profits is able to help users conceptualize, plan and manage events within a cloud based environment. The software experts further noted the comprehensive features and event management capabilities of Dryfta to facilitate planning events and turning them into successful events.
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Dryfta event CRM: Merge Duplicate Contacts & Associated Information

At times, attendees register twice using different email addresses for various reasons. For example, sometimes they forgot the password and instead of requesting a new password, they would simply create a new account. Or, if a subordinate has created an account for a user, and has not notified about the same, the user would unknowingly register again to create an account. There’re many other scenarios where duplicate accounts are created with each account holding some important information about the user. So, normally, the organizer would manually copy each piece of information from one account to another and then discard one of the accounts. This, however, results in lost time. Lots of lost time.
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