Building Conference & Event Websites in Drupal with COD

Time slot: 
March 9th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: 
Superior A/B
Track: 
Business and Strategy
Experience: 
Beginner

Come see why Drupal is the best platform for building conference and event websites that meet the needs of attendees, event organizers and sponsors!

In this session we'll build a conference website from scratch that provides robust features including:

* Proposing and voting on sessions
* Setting a session schedule for the event and for each attendee
* Making it easy for attendees to register, pay and provide profile information
* Managing a waiting list of attendees
* Collecting and displaying sponsor information

We'll see how Drupal's Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) can help get a conference site up and running quickly, allowing event organizers to focus on running the event and personalizing the site, and allowing attendees to participate actively before, during and after the event!

We'll also see how COD was used to build other conference websites, like DrupalCon Chicago 2011, an upcoming conference for the MeeGo open source project, and several DrupalCamps.

Video at archive.org.

Intended audience: 

Site builders and decision makers who want to learn more about how to use Drupal for an events website.

Questions answered by this session
Question 1: 
What is a Drupal distribution?
Question 2: 
What is COD, and how can it help me run an event website?
Question 3: 
How can I get involved in helping to improve COD?
Question 4: 
Is COD right for my event?
Question 5: 
How was COD was implemented on different conference websites?
Building Conference & Event Websites in Drupal with COD has been selected and voting is closed.

Comments

I'm looking forward to this

I'm looking forward to this and feel like this is one of the major reasons I'll be attending the conference. My organization has some very specific conference needs and I think COD could be the answer.

Chicago 2010?

I have it on reasonably good authority that DrupalCon Chicago actually takes place in 2011. ;)

Looking forward to the session!

is there a video or slideshow of this session ?

is there a video or slideshow of this session ?

Session slides

The sessions slides for this presentation are now available at https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=0ATbdIkZwLfXUZGdqZmRqZmNfN2R4cjJ... .

Sadly, due to an error with Google Docs, we're unable to export these to PDF.

We expect the session video to be posted this week.

Thanks everyone for attending and for the great questions at the end of the session!

The video is now posted.

The video is now posted.

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