Simplify adding event into my calendar - e.g. attach calendar invitation into emails or suggest to add on the last screen
I'd like to be able to attach an ical (Microsoft Outlook Calendar) file to event registration confirmation emails as I do not like to include all of the details of the meeting/webinar/training on our events page since it's open to the public. I've ran into issue in which attendees do not register since they have all of the information needed to attend. This would greatly help in encouraging registration and provide them the ability to add the details to their own calendar. Thanks!
Cindy Cooper commented
Agree and they don't want to add until they have the confirmation.
you need to think through the update process: embedding a calendar entry in someone's calendar doesn't help much if the event gets changed. Do you remember to RE-send to all those affected?
I thought we couldn't attach anything to e-mails (except for .pdf invoices)...
I have the opposite problem, people don't register for events because they forget about them! I would love to attach iCals to event reminders or preferably e-mail blasts (since we don't use event reminders, we do a monthly newsletter) so that they can download it to their calendar. Even better if I can customize the iCal so that it has a reminder to register for the meeting.
I get around this problem by witholding information from the public events listing and add it instead to the Additional Information field for the event. Usually this is information such as full address details for the venue and links to additional information/documents. This is then added to my registration confirmation email so that they get access to the information only once they have registered.
That said, it would be nice to be able to attach an iCal file the email as well for people to add it to their calendar!
I'd like to hear comments form others.
UXPA MN commented
I'd like to second this request, in addition to this one:
I would really like to be able to include a link in event registration confirmation emails that allows registrants to download a Calendar Appointment directly from the email.
I've discovered I can do this manually by creating the event and copying the link on the registration page, but a macro would make things simpler and less risky!
Agreed and I'll pass this on to our team (if they haven't seen it already). Unfortunately I can't promise that this change will make it into any specific release yet.
Larry Brambrut commented
Is there a way to put the "Add to my Calendar" link on the registration confirmation page for an event? Otherwise if the user forgets to click the link on the previous pages, he/she has to back up to do it.