This page explains how to configure and publish an agenda after finalizing the selection process.
The agenda is composed of tracks and time slots, and each slot can be assigned to a session or a break. The agenda can be published before or after the event has taken place. After the event, the attendees can watch the recordings and download the slides from the agenda page.
Create a new agenda
To create a new agenda:
- Log into the system
- In the sidebar menu, select Events and click on the name of your event to open the event management page.
In the sidebar menu, select Agenda > Agenda.
Click the button Create Agenda
Fill the form fields and click the Save button.
The form includes the following fields:
- Name: The name of the agenda. This name will be displayed in the agenda page. Your event can have different agendas for multiple days.
- Date: The date of the agenda. By default, the date of the event is selected, but you can change it if your event spans multiple days.
- Number of tracks: The number of tracks in the agenda.
- Slots per track: The number of slots in each track.
- Start time: The time when the first slot of the agenda will start, relative to the event timezone.
- Slot Duration: The duration of each slot in the agenda, in minutes.
- Breaks between slots: The duration of the breaks between slots, in minutes.
This form will automatically create the tracks and slots for the agenda. You can add more tracks and slots later.
Click on an agenda to display the agenda grid. An agenda grid is composed of tracks (like “Track A” or “Cloud Track”) and time intervals (like “09:00-09:45”). The agenda will be displayed as a table on desktop, but as a list on mobile devices. For e-readers, the agenda will be read as a table, which makes it more accessible to navigate (by tracks or time slots) for blind users. To see a live example, you can visit the demo.
While editing the agenda grid on desktop, you can drag sessions from the list on the left of the screen to any available slot, or drag betweem slots to switch them. On mobile, you do each change manually by clicking on each slot and editing on the form.
A slot can have one of three types:
- Empty: This is the default, it means that the slot is available.
- Session: A slot that has been assigned to a session.
- Break: A slot that has been assigned to a break, e.g. coffee, lunch break, inscription, etc.
To assign a session to a slot, set the Slot type to “Session” and introduce the session name. Alternatively, you can drag sessions from the list on the left into any slot. If there is already a session on that slot, it will be unassigned from the agenda. If you drag and drop two slots, they will exchange places in the agenda.
Row and column span
A slot can span multiple rows and columns to take more than one track or time slot. In order to change the number of columns or rows, click on the slot to open the edition dialog and click the Edit Slot Size button.
You can now introduce the new value for row and column span. For example, if you want to make a session take two tracks, you can set the number of columns to 2. If you want to make a session take two time slots, you can set the number of rows to 2.
Keep in mind that the maximum value is limited by the number of empty slots available to the right and below the slot. If you are trying to use both row and column span at the same time, the affected area needs to be empty.
Publish the agenda
At the top of the grid page there are buttons to Publish and Unpublish the agenda. Your changes to the agenda grid (agenda structure, new and removed session slots) are in draft until you click the Publish button.
Presenters can modify their session anytime (title and description, bio or picture). Any changes on a published session will be immediately visible in the published agenda.
To modify a presentation, visit the call for papers or open the user profile of the presenter and select Sessions on the sidebar menu.
The input fields for slides and video are only displayed for sessions that have been accepted and have an assigned slot in the agenda. If you cannot see them, double check the status of your session.
Once published, other users can bookmark their favorite sessions. If feedback is enabled in the agenda settings (look for Agenda > Settings on the sidebar menu), they can also introduce reviews and comment on each session. After the event has taken place, the attendees can also watch the recordings from the agenda page, and download the slides.