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  • 1.  Types of Higher Ed Events

    User Group Member
    Posted 04-24-2023 12:51

    Hello! I would be interested to know about High Eds using Cvent for events outside of development/alumni relations. What types of events - any educational programs, CEU/credit tracking, format (in-person, webinar, blended or hybrid), etc.? Thx!

    Darlene Ishler
    Event Registration System & Operations Manager
    Penn State UniversityUnited States

  • 2.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    User Group Member
    Posted 04-25-2023 07:51

    Hi Darlene, 

    We use Cvent for most everything that you have described - large conferences (multi-day, breakout sessions, etc.), event sponsorship, small meetings, educational seminars (in-person and hybrid), online course registration, software registration, and donor tracking for our program.  We also utilize the membership management and e-marketing modules for non-event activities.  I would be happy to connect further!

    Heather Darrow
    Conference Coordinator
    Cornell University - Department Of Animal Science

  • 3.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-25-2023 09:15
    Edited by James Rose 04-25-2023 09:15

    Hello Darlene,

    Just to piggyback on Heather's reply, we use Cvent event management for our development events, continuing education, homecoming, alumni reunions, in-person, hybrid, and seminars. Our user groups have started using the Attendee Hub and OnArrival more and more as well. Some of our groups do use the e-marketing and membership modules too. Our events can range from 10 - 1500 registrants, just varies per event.

    Feel free to ask any follow up questions

    James Rose | Senior Web Developer and Platform/Product Manager
    Digital Infrastructure
    Office of University Development | University of Michigan

  • 4.  RE: Types of Higher Ed Events

    User Group Member
    Posted 04-25-2023 09:42

    Good Morning Darlene,

    We use Cvent for every type of event ranging from board meetings, reunions, student send-offs, virtual faculty programs, social events, internal meetings, and our Forever Learning Institute (FLI)--which is an educational program aimed at our alumni whom are interested in continuing their learning after graduating. These FLI events are built as semester-long themes comprised of between 3-5 related sessions. They are open to the public and free of charge. However, our primary audience remains alumni. Here is an example:


    I love hearing about all of these ideas/topics/types of events that everyone is doing through Cvent. Thanks for asking the question, Darlene.

    P.S. --WE ARE!

    Jeremy Houser
    Projects Coordinator
    Duke University