11 Best Event Planning Tools for Academia & Non-profits

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We researched the best event planning tools for 2020 based on their features list, popularity, verified reviews, user satisfaction and pricing.

The list includes the best tools available in the following categories: Project management; Event website; Email marketing; Venue search & planning; Social networks publishing; Abstract management; Event ticketing; Agenda management; Floor plan designer; Polls & surveys; Budget & expenses management

 

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Borderless Cybersecurity Conference & Technical Symposium by Oasis Open – A Case Study

Successful use of Dryfta

Borderless Cybersecurity Conference helps organizations identify and avoid some of the biggest pitfalls in threat intelligence. The conference program brings together the OASIS Borderless Cyber and FIRST Technical Symposium communities to provide guidance, outline next steps, and identify available resources to help you deal with imminent or emerging cyber threats.

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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, generating Program schedule.

Here’s a quick interview with Jane Harnad, Manager of Events, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for Borderless Cybersecurity Conference
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference by University of Missouri, St. Louis – A Case Study

Great Product, Great Price and Amazing Customer Service!

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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Improve Email Deliverability with a Whitelabel Domain

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Dryfta event platform now provides you with the option to send email campaigns signed by your own domain and through your own unique IP address. This improves email deliverability to a large extent and also lets you access more detailed reports of where your mails are going and how they are being treated by spam filters.

To enable these features on Dryfta platform, we have partnered with Sendgrid. Sendgrid is a widely-used, reliable platform to send your transactional and marketing emails.

Here’re the steps to set up your campaign sending through Sendgrid:

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Sync Subscribers from Dryfta to Constant Contact

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

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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 Constant Contact account. That’s the combined power of Constant Contact 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 Constant Contact and send email campaigns using the Constant Contact email software.
  • Convert subscribers in your Dryfta event platform to registrants

Technical & Support

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

Cost

Constant Contact integration comes free with a Dryfta subscription.

 

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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.

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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.

Cost

Mailchimp integration comes free with a Dryfta subscription.

 

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