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Abstract/session submission and jurying

  • 1.  Abstract/session submission and jurying

    Posted 10 days ago
    Our organizations run several conferences which include breakout sessions. We are looking for a new system to manage the acceptance of the session abstracts and related jurying process. Is anyone aware of an existing CRM solution that is available that could accomplish this? Anyone built something like this themselves?

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Dave Teske
    Director of Finance and Administration
    ACUI
    Bloomington IN
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  • 2.  RE: Abstract/session submission and jurying

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 10 days ago
    @Dave Teske - Have you checked into D365 for Marketing? They have an Event Management solution. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/marketing/event-management

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    Aaron Back, MCSE
    Sr. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Consultant
    www.acemicrotech.com
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    CRMUG Board Member
    CRMUG Chapter Leader - Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • 3.  RE: Abstract/session submission and jurying

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    For community events, I've been using Sessionize.  For free events it's a free service; not sure the pricing model for paid events.  But it's great.

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    Julie Yack
    Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc.
    Palmer Lake CO
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  • 4.  RE: Abstract/session submission and jurying

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi @Dave Teske and all,

    Across the User Groups, we've used a variety of tools over the years to consolidate and organize content and the like.  The irony of all these tools and we've used free and paid versions of them from SurveyMonkey, Office 365 Forms, third party paid solutions like Sched.Org or CadmiumCD​, is that more often than not, we find the power of Excel the easiest way yet to collaborate, dissect, and share information with other folks on a committee, in part because no one tool has been ideal.  From experience, you want to stay away from paper and "whiteboards" no doubt (evidence below, too "old school" for today's day and age so stay away from this if you can).  Agree with @Aaron Back, MCSE I'm looking forward to Event Management in Dynamics 365 for Marketing if/when we ever get there.

    But as with anything in data, if you structure it the right way, organize the intent of content any solid cloud database tool or even yes, Excel is an adequate choice.  If getting into events where you have 50+ sessions and so forth you are managing, give me a call and I can share with you a really cool template we created to manage content more visually with some awesome IFERROR and VLookups in Excel that have saved me hours of time in managing content.

    Happy to help!

    Tony - D365UG
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    Tony Stein
    D365UG, GM
    Dynamic Communities
    Fargo ND
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  • 5.  RE: Abstract/session submission and jurying

    Posted 5 days ago
    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Dave Teske
    Director of Finance and Administration
    ACUI
    Bloomington IN
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