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Sessionboard Product Update September 2022

New Features

Email Templates & Merge Tags

What are the benefits of this feature?

  • Saves organizers an incredible amount of time on communication
  • Allows for personalization & automation simultaneously
  • Replies go to whoever you want in your organization or workflow
Speaker management is now even easier thanks to a more streamlined communications workflow. You can now notify speakers of their submission status in bulk, or individually, saving tons of time and energy.  
Utilizing the power of session merge tags, you can automatically customize your messages for each recipient. Any field associated with your session or speaker  can be added as a merge tag to emails or email templates.
The "Notified" session field helps you keep track of which sessions are pending confirmation. Meanwhile in the Speaker tab, you can now see their related sessions without flipping back and forth. Adding relevant speakers to your sessions is now as easy as typing the first few letters of their name and selecting results from a dropdown search.
Check the video below to learn more from Tara Ferguson, Sessionboard's Product Manager, as she explains how this feature can revolutionize your speaker management workflow!

Applications - Awards, Scholarships, & More...

What are the benefits of this feature?

  • Centralize all of your submission processes
  • Provide branded submission portal
  • Enhance user experience

Sessionboard allows you to create multiple forms to collect and manage application data alongside your speaker management tools.

Various application types include:

  • Speaker Application
  • Awards Application
  • Pitch Competition Application
  • Incubator Application
Creating applications is as easy as launching your call for speakers form. You can use our prebuilt questions or customize your own. We'll help notify applicants that their submission has been received, and give you tools to review and communicate with applicants regarding the status of their application.
Check the video below to learn more from Tara Ferguson, Sessionboard's Product Manager, as she walks you through this incredible new tool to manage your awards, pitches, & more!

Platform Improvements

Optimized Agenda Workflow

What are the benefits of this feature?

  • More efficient
  • Easier to make session changes on the fly
  • Intuitive view
Sessionboard's agenda view now auto-focuses on scheduled sessions by day/week. The new date-picker function helps you schedule sessions with even more efficiency. The current date/time will auto-populate for convenience. You can seamlessly select dates and times from our new calendar pop-out, or type in at top speed if you prefer to enter data manually. Finally, session status can now be changed in Agenda, to help manage only the sessions you're ready to schedule.
Check the video below to learn more from Tara Ferguson, Sessionboard's Product Manager, as she explains why conference organizers will truly appreciate these latest changes to the agenda workflow!

"I'm proud of our team's incredible momentum and honored by this recognition from Event Tech Live." - Chris Carver, Sessionboard CEO & Co-Founder


High quality speakers and content are the heartbeat of any event. That’s what inspired us to create Sessionboard. Our platform simplifies the complex workflows and disjointed communications that exist around speaker and content management today. The results? A faster-growing event, more productive staff, seamless collaboration with speakers and more time back to do what you do best—building epic experiences.