11 Best Event Planning Tools for Academia & Non-profits



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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5 Effective Ways To Automate Tasks When Planning an Event



Most event planners struggle with having lots of essential tasks that need to be carried out with great detail to ensure the smooth flow of their events. For example, managing the signups and registrations, organizing the guests, sorting out billing and invoices and many other common tasks that are somewhat repetitive. To make things way more efficient and save you some time, it would be better to look into parts of event planning that you can automate.

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4 Advantages of Cloud-Based Event Management Software



Many people are under the impression that event management is somewhat an easy task to accomplish, but only those who are actually in the field would know how many details need to be looked after for a single event to run as smoothly as possible. And it would be a difficult feat to keep track of all these little details separately, which is why most event managers enlist the help of an event management software that helps them to integrate all these components that are required to organize an event, into a single, easy-to-manage platform.

Out of all the several types of event management software that are available in the market, there seems to be a preference for cloud-based event management software. Why, you ask? Let’s find out what the advantages of a cloud-based event management software are and you’ll see why it’s one of the most preferred among event managers and planners.

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How to Price Event Tickets to Maximise Return on Investment (ROI)?



Pricing event tickets is a tricky affair. Tremendous thought, research and number crunching goes into finding a price that gets people from all economic strata to see value in your ticket. On the flipside, the price you choose must also help you cover costs and attain the profit margins you are aiming at. Some useful tactics for achieving this pricing equilibrium are:

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

Dryfta was a Godsend!

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.


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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Procurement Education Conference 2019 by Procurement Australia – A Case Study

Sensational! I can’t tell you enough how great this tool is you are organizing a conference or event

For the last 30+ years, Procurement Australia has been helping Australian businesses (big and small, public and private) get what they need by quickly, easily and expertly connecting people with companies, buyers with sellers and needs with solutions.


Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Creating Event website, Selling tickets online through credit card.

Here’s a quick interview with Esther Roper, Marketing Manager, Procurement Australia, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for Procurement Australia Conference 2019
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