Updates from the Events Community

Join the Events Management Community on Teams!

Do you manage or assist with the delivery of events? Joining the friendly Events Management Community (EMC) is the best way to stay up to date with the latest news and advice in the ever-changing world of professional event delivery.

There’s no question too big or too small for our community – whether you want to chat about the pros and cons of using different online platforms or need to borrow tablecloths for a catered meeting, the EMC is a responsive group of professionals eager to share their expertise.

Recent queries from members of the channel have included: where to find guides for using the MyEd events system, suggestions on the best way to take card payments and advice on organising childcare for in-person events. 

Working closely with colleagues in Business School and Accommodation, Catering and Events teams, the EMC will be relaunching soon to further develop the community by focusing on important topics/themes related to event management, sharing best practice and providing opportunities for the community to come together to learn and share experiences.

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Changes to Eventbrite payment plans

The popular event-listing website Eventbrite has recently announced that organisers will be charged for any events that plan to host more than 25 attendees. 

The Service Management team reached out to members of the EMC to gather feedback on how university staff use the platform and are now leading negotiations with Eventbrite to propose a feasible University-wide solution. 

Stephen Smith, Events IT Service Manager, explained that negotiations are underway to make this transition as favourable to university users as possible:

Progress on these negotiations and updates from Eventbrite will continue to be shared via Teams. 

If you know any Eventbrite users who are not yet community members – share this link to the channel to stay up to date.

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