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  • 1.  Category

    Posted 09-30-2019 11:36
    I'm just getting back to using Cvent so this may seem like a silly question, is there a way to customize the "Category" field?

    I created a custom field called Event Category but if I can use what is already there just add some additional event types that would be great.

    Thank you


    Michaela Rehm
    SUNY Center for Professional Development

  • 2.  RE: Category

    Posted 10-04-2019 16:56

    Adding Session Categories

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    Designed to organize your agenda based on topics, session categories lump related sessions together so that invitees can more easily find the ones that interest them.
    NOTE: Session categories can only be edited in Admin > Events > Agenda Items & Fees > Session Categories. Once a category has been associated to at least one session, it cannot be deleted.

    NOTE: Though it's easy to mix them up, session categories and session groups are two distinct features that work together to customize how sessions display during registration.
    1 Access the Sessions page. Begin by selecting your event. Hover over Event Details and, under Agenda Items, click Sessions.

    2 Add a category to the sessions. Select a session and click Edit. Click the ellipses (...) next to Category, and select a session category or create a new one.

    Click SaveRepeat as necessary.
    NOTE: Don't see this option? Ask an Administrator to give you access under Admin > Users > Manage > User Roles. Within the user role, on the Administrative tab, they will need to switch "Session Categories" to Full Access under Event Permissions.

    3 Order your session categories. Click Close to return to the Sessions page. Hover over Actions and select Set Category Order.
    In the reorder column, click and drag to reorder the categories.
    Don't forget to Save.
    NOTE: Organizing your agenda by session category first? Any sessions that don't have one will appear above the rest.

    Hallie Loeb
    Meeting Technology Specialist
    Travel and Transport, Inc.

  • 3.  RE: Category

    Posted 10-11-2019 10:21
    Hi Michaela, 

    You can take a look at an article from the Community called Using Custom Event Fields which may have some helpful information on customizing your Custom Fields. I would also recommend reaching out to our Customer Care Team at 866.318.4357, option 1, for step by step assistance. 


    Cailey Lewis
    Client Success Advisor, Event Management

  • 4.  RE: Category

    Posted 08-18-2020 15:58
    Did you get an answer for this ever?  I'm looking for the exact same thing.  I don't want session categories.  I want to customize event categories.

    Willa Ibach
    Development Services Manager
    Precept Ministries International