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    Even though it is not a direct implementation, I hope this could be helpful:

    We just launched integration with Integromat platform, which helps to build automated workflows. We also provide several templates for quick start, and one of them allows to copy google calendar events into WA events. So if you share a google calendar for events submission, then the scenario could copy submitted events into your Wild Apricot account.
    You can try this integration by this link https://www.integromat.com/en/integration/2275-copy-google-calendar-into-wild-apricot-events

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    Vicki Ellis commented  · 

    Another realization... I see how large event websites post their events in a list..... With large organizations having many members posting their own events, the membership calendar could be in the grid form to add their post, but the visible calendar would be an Events List with events listed by date with times in ascending or descending order, because many members might post unrelated events during the same time intervals (a grid calendar would become unintelligible). A list could prevent conflicts that a grid calendar would have created. I'll add this comment to the WA wish list post....

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    Vicki Ellis commented  · 

    The public (and other members) would be able to RSVP (free) to the posting in the member's event calendar.
    They could click on the event and read the posting member's event description and then click on any url link included inside that description.

    The url could be to a page to pay for the event or registration. A url could direct the public to more details about the event at the member's own website, with Pay Now buttons or whatever. The url link could be to a scheduling platform, so the visiting public could select a session time or something.

    Including url details within the Event description box makes this calendar very versatile for members to use.

    Your organization's admin might like to spot check event details as a type of quality control. As long as the membership is aware of rules and limits the organization values, there should not be any major issues. At least, admin would not have to post membership events, because that could be a nightmare. Plus, we have found that our membership prefers to post their own; that way if they choose to reword their description or change a date or whatever, they can do it without feeling like they have to impose on anyone, given how we only have kind and considerate members.... :)

    Membership would not need to go into the 'administration' side of WA. This membership calendar would be accessed from perhaps a members profile page, if it's possible for WA gurus to design it that way.

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    Vicki Ellis commented  · 

    We would like to have a calendar for members to post their events on, without admin having to post it for them. This calendar would be available only to certain membership levels, selected from a drop down list for admin. The members must be logged in to add their posts. The Public is able to view the calendar, click on the event to be taken to details. The calendar could be just like the Organizations' event calendar, but it is set up for logged in members to administer. ~Vicki Ellis

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