2023 Was Defined by Growth and Innovation
As we step into 2024 at Accelevents, we reflect on the significant progress we made in the past year. The features we introduced in 2023 were not merely updates; they're milestones in our mission to make event tech more intuitive, flexible, and adaptive.
Big shoutout to our team for driving innovation forward and to our customers for your honest feedback and insights. Looking forward to another year of pushing boundaries and redefining event management. Let's keep the momentum going!
Explore the 16 Features Our Customers Loved the Most
In 2023, we deployed 26 major releases to put you, the event organizer, back in the driver’s seat. Our focus has been on features that make every stage of event organization seamless and straightforward. The result: a intuitive event platform that can handle events of any size, format, and complexity.
Continue reading to explore our top 16 features categorized by event lifecycle stage:
- Pre-Event Planning
- Event Day Solutions
- Post-Event Analysis
Effortlessly design beautiful, branded event websites in just minutes with our intuitive drag-and-drop builder.
Alternatively, enhance your existing website with dynamic event widgets that update content automatically, keeping your site fresh and engaging.
With our registration approval workflows, admit the right mix of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors to achieve your event goals.
- Screen attendees by collecting key information, then approve, waitlist, or deny applications to ensure a relevant and engaged audience.
- For speakers, quickly assess topic relevance before approving their sessions.
- Ask exhibitors to submit their company information, then choose those that best resonate with your audience. Approved exhibitors get instant access to set up and customize their booths.
Efficiently handle seating assignments for exhibitor booths and general admission using distinct registration flows within a single event.
Our Venue Designer tool enables you to craft your venue layout and develop a reserved seating chart effortlessly with its drag-and-drop functionality. After laying out your venue, assign specific seats or entire rows to different ticket types by selecting the seats and corresponding ticket types.
4. Track Everything in HubSpot With the Deepest Bi-Directional HubSpot Integration in Event Tech
As the first HubSpot Certified App Partner in the event industry, Accelevents provides a seamless and comprehensive HubSpot integration. Now, through a range of HubSpot workflows, effortlessly transfer registrant data from HubSpot to Accelevents:
- Automatically create deals in HubSpot when tickets are sold.
Explore our integration guides to check out the details:
- Managing Accelevents Registrations In Hubspot
- Streamlining Accelevents Event Registrations with HubSpot Workflows
Provide greater payment flexibility by allowing attendees to register and reserve their event spot without immediate payment. Post-registration, they’ll get an order confirmation email with an attached PDF invoice and a "Pay Now" button. Clicking this button will direct them to a secure payment page, where they can complete their payment.
Effortlessly design professional badges in any format using our intuitive drag-and-drop Badge Designer.
Our integrated badge printing solution seamlessly works with our registration and check-in system. Easily check in attendees using your Admin App and instantly print their badges. Alternatively, attendees can self-check in at the event and print their badges in minutes.
7. Help Speakers and Exhibitors Stay Organized With Dedicated Portals
Our new speaker and exhibitor portals are designed to provide easy access to schedules, documents, and booth details in one convenient location.
Event Day Solutions
Customized Branding: Enhance the event experience right from the start with fully branded check-in kiosks. Personalize the kiosks by uploading your logo, setting a custom background image, choosing your brand colors, and adding custom text. Additionally, take advantage of the opportunity to generate revenue by offering sponsor placements prominently on the kiosks.
A Faster Check-In Process: Leverage the Accelevents Admin Mobile App's kiosk mode for a swift self-check-in and badge printing experience. Attendees can easily find their names or scan their QR codes for instant check-in, thanks to the kiosk’s enhanced "Search" feature with autocomplete functionality.
Don't worry if your venue's Wi-Fi is unreliable or certain areas have connectivity issues. We've got you covered:
- Event & Session Check-In: Continue check-in smoothly and securely, even offline. With our Admin Mobile App, you can now check in attendees without an internet connection; it will automatically sync the data once you're back online.
- Lead Capture: Never lose a lead due to a poor internet connection. You and your exhibitors can use the Attendee Mobile App to capture them offline, and they'll be seamlessly synced once connectivity is restored.
Instead of creating a password during registration, attendees can directly join the event by clicking the "Join Event" button in their order confirmation email or by using a magic link.
Introducing gamification in our Attendee App! Boost engagement by having attendees earn gamification points for various actions:
- Purchasing early bird tickets
- Checking into a session onsite
- Joining or watching a virtual session
- Viewing an exhibitor in the app
- Allowing an exhibitor to scan them in as a lead
12. Stay In Control of Meeting Scheduling
Event Administrators now have the option to disable attendee-initiated meetings to streamline scheduling and curate your event experience.
13. Boost Engagement With User-Generated Lounges
Boost engagement and networking by empowering attendees to create and moderate their lounges - subject to your approval!
Interested in learning more? Check out our guide to user-generated lounges.
Our integrations are bi-directional to ensure that your data remains synchronized. This two-way data flow now extends beyond registration and attendance data, encompassing all engagement data exchanges between your CRM or Marketing Automation Platform (MAP) and Accelevents.
This enhancement allows for the activation of workflows and tailored messaging, including the capability to incorporate registrant QR codes in emails sent from your CRM.
Organizer Admins can use our cross-event analytics feature to discover audience trends and preferences across multiple events. Ideal for business, enterprise, and white-label accounts, this tool helps event professionals effortlessly fine-tune their event strategy.
Design surveys to collect feedback on the overall event or individual sessions. Share the survey form through a pop-up at the end of each session, by sending a push notification, or through email.
Load Testing and Availability Enhancements
The biggest enhancement is the one you can’t see. We spent four months building the most robust load-testing infrastructure in the industry to ensure everything goes smoothly on the big day. It’s not sexy. And it doesn’t give the marketing team anything fun to talk about. But it’s the right thing to do, and it’s how we will continue to earn your trust. Look, event software IS mission-critical. You are putting your trust in our hands and we don’t take that lightly.
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