Communities now have support for Events. This new discussion style makes it easier for a community to publish a calendar and handle all aspects around events such as invitations, RSVP, notifications. Events comes with the support for embedding Social Live Videos into an event page.
With Events, you can harness the enthusiasm generated by interactions between your customers, company, and brand ambassadors and foster deeper connections with your customers. Events provide a platform to schedule, announce, inform, and discuss all kinds of topics with as many, or as few, people as you want.
Events can be created at a Community, Category or Group Hub level. An Events node page includes all events created in that node. This page also contains list/calendar views, filter options based on event status & labels.
Events Node Page
There is an Event Details page for each event created in the Community. This page include the details pertaining to the event: Title, Description, Banner, Time & Date, Location field (a free text field to enter physical address or a webinar URL), Tags, Labels, RSVP options (Yes, No, Maybe), Kudos and Comments (inline and threaded).
Event Details Page
Key features of Events include the following:
Embeddable Calendar component: Embed a calendar into any community page to create more awareness on the community events and drive more participation into the events.
Social Videos: Embed YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Brightcove, Kaltura & Google live videos into an Event Details page.
Youtube video embedded into an event
Notifications: Community members will be notified of an event creation (via invite, subscription) and also receive reminder email before the start of an event.
Search: Community members can search for events. Also, Community Managers can create promoted search rules for events to promote events in the community.
Google Maps Integration: If the event is happening at a physical location, search for the place and include google map into the event page so that members can access the map and find directions seamlessly.
Analytics: View event-specific metrics as part of Community Analytics and derive insights such as who are the community members that engage most with events, which events have highest RSVPs.
For more detailed feature documentation, visitEvents.
In future, we are looking to provide more exciting enhancements such as Support for adding an event to your calendar, Ability to invite to events by emails & Zoom integration.