Multi-day Event Packages and Dedicated Event Mobile Apps

Multiple Events Grouped into a Single Multi-day Event

A number of high profile multi-day events happen on campus every year such as orientations, conferences, competitions and graduation. To help organize large-scale events, we have created the Event Packages feature. This feature allows groups to create multiple events grouped into a single multi-day event.

On the web and mobile apps, the package appears as a single event. Upon opening, the event includes an agenda (listing sub-events such as panels or sessions), a list of speakers, sponsors and maps.

Launch Your Own Dedicated Event App 

Additionally, we are now offering our campuses the ability to create dedicated mobile apps for one or more events. The app can be re-used multiple times for several events at no extra cost. This includes all the above Events Package features, plus:

  • Branded downloadable apps from the Apple and Google Play Stores
  • Your logo and colors to help your event truly stand out in the app store so it's easy for attendees to find and adopt quickly
  • App directory listing only the people registered to the event
  • The ability to customize the Home screen with the desired menus
  • Fast set-up and dedicated support team
Customize the look, menus and features of your campus app with the committed assistance of our great mobile app support team.

Essential App Features

  • Program of Events:  Allow guests to browse all events and activities such as panels and sessions. See who has registered, quickly RSVP and retrieve tickets on the go.
  • Activity Feed:  Attendees can check quickly what’s going on today, instantly post news and photos, share opinions, ask questions and start new discussions.
  • Custom Lists:  Create categorized and searchable lists for any information such as FAQs, Locations, Resources, Speakers, Exhibitors, Sponsors -- anything you wish!
  • Attendee Directory:  Allow your event guests to browse other attendees and communicate directly with them.
  • Web Views:  Include any of your website pages directly into the app. Link to external website such as --------.
  • Venue Maps:  Upload custom, detailed maps to display the buildings, floors and rooms at your event, for a convenient way for your guests to locate and orient themselves on the go.
  • Attendance-Tracking & Reports:  Scan attendee QR Codes from your guests' email confirmations or printed badges. Download attendance data and assess insightful reports to help measure ROI.
  • Push Notifications: Send instant mobile reminders to all or select attendees to share latest updates (e.g., event location moved).
  • Chat:  Facilitate relationship-building and networking opportunities at your event by connecting attendees with a robust messaging system to browse, find and strike up a conversation with each other anywhere, anytime.

Additional Advanced Features

  • Email Marketing:  Send beautiful emails & newsletters to event attendees.
  • Groups:  Create a directory of organizations. Allow attendees to manage, browse, join and interact with groups.
  • Surveys & Forms:  Build custom surveys and forms to collect the data you need. Ask for feedback before, during and after an event to gain valuable insights.
  • Blog:  Let student leaders post on their blog before, during and after the events. Allow attendees to read and comment on the latest posts.
  • Payments:  Allow groups to sell event tickets online. Collect money directly into preferred payment gateway.
  • Booking Time Slots:  Allow attendees access to one-on-one meetings with the ability to book available time slots online & on the app.
  • Stores:  Sell food, drinks & merchandise directly from the platform. Track sales & generate detailed reports on collected data.

For more information on multi-day event packages and dedicated event mobile apps, please do not hesitate to contact us or to request a demo.

Pricing

Your dedicated campus app starts at $99/month + setup. Pricing depends on the number of users and the advanced features you wish to activate (see list below). Please contact us to get started. Call us at (646) 797-3161.

Salute, Vino 2016! CampusGroups Launches Groupment Event App for Grand Italian Wine Week Conference

Vino 2016 Grand Tasting at New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel (New York CitY)

Vino 2016 Grand Tasting at New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel (New York CitY)

Italian Trade Commission partners with CampusGroups for VINO 2016

More than a few corks were popped as thousands celebrated Italian Wine Week in NYC, commencing on February 7, 2016. Italian wine producers, distributors, importers, experts, journalists, tastemakers and other industry professionals flocked to midtown Manhattan for VINO 2016, a leading 3-day wine event in the US presented by the Italian Trade Agency.

Currently in its 5th year, VINO facilitates a “yearly crossroad for trade, press and educators that ultimately strengthens trade relations and positively impacts both the US consumer and perception of Italian wine in America,” advises Maurizio Forte, Italian Trade Commissioner. Over 1,000 wine, spirits and craft beer labels were presented, and attendees, 2 days of Grand Tastings, a Meet & Greet Expo, 11 master classes, tastings, workshops and demonstrations, even a Superbowl party.

The CampusGroups team truly couldn't be more pleased to have been a part of such a fantastic event! To help organize this large-scale event, CampusGroups' Event Package feature allowed for many sub-events (sessions, panels, social events, etc.) to be grouped into a single multi-day event.

introducing groupment

For the first time, CampusGroups' powerful suite of features has become available outside of academia as Groupment, to connect and manage membership organizations, groups, networks of clubs, companies and large-scale events from with a private, secure and branded platform. The CampusGroups team is incredibly excited to share the launch of Groupment with our first non-campus institution, The Italian Trade Commission in New York.

VINO has evolved into the leading industry event in the United States. We have created a virtual yearly crossroad for trade, press and educators that ultimately strengthens trade relations and positively impacts both the US consumer and perception of Italian wine in America.
— Maurizio Forte, Italian Trade Commissioner

VINO 2016

As VINO 2016 approached its 5th edition of the leading Italian wine event in the U.S., the Italian Trade Commission focused leveraging seamless event technology to connect attendees with important resources, communication tools and access to all event information on the go.

The Groupment team started updating the web platform as Campusgroups had already developed its first iteration last year. As we were working on various projects with ITC, we realized we could also help them with the event registration, attendance-tracking and badges, as well as by providing them robust mobile applications. Additional team members were also involved in Vino preparations by being on site during the event.

Partnering with Groupment: Meeting VINO Needs

VINO 2016 event organizers needed to communicate and advertise the event by having an online presence and by running an email campaign. We were able to modify the website based on their needs, and to provide them with an email marketing tool to send beautiful, event-branded emails to their attendees, allowing them to register for events and easily access event ticket QR codes by email.

We also set up online registration so event organizers could gather needed data regarding the attendees (and sessions), which allowed the pre-printing of about 500 badges, speeding up in-person registration process.

Essential event features included:

Website

VINO 2016's custom event platform offered attendees quick, streamlined access to panels, sessions, directories of speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, maps, event feed interactions and more.

Program of Events

Guests were able to browse all events and activities, see who registered, quickly RSVP and retrieve tickets on the go.

Event Mobile App

VINO attendees simply downloaded the free mobile app on iPhone or Android devices to enjoy quick access to all event resources as well as the live VINO news feed and photo sharing. Exhibitors, speakers, journalists, importers and other attendees easily browsed and connected with just the right people on the app's chat feature.

Exhibitor list

A categorized and searchable Exhibitor Directory including contact information and descriptions enabled attendees to access vendor information and contact exhibitors directly inside of the mobile app via the chat messaging system.

VINO 2016 app was able to provide attendees with various ways of learning and evaluating exhibitors they may wish to meet or contact directly.

speakers

VINO 2016 presented many wonderful guest speakers and presenters and offered attendees online access to a Speakers list and individual biographies. These VIPs were highlighted on the event website as well as on the mobile apps, so that everyone attending the event was able to access each speaker’s name, company, title, photo and background information.  Attendees could easily see a speaker’s event times and even contact speakers directly through the mobile app.

Social Media Integration

For easy access to more of VINO 2016's news and photos, Groupment offered seamless social media integration of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels.

Attendee Resources

No one knows your attendees better than you. ITC customized the VINO 2016 app with just the right features to meet the unique needs of their guests. Program of events, custom lists of resources, directories, venue maps and more.

Badges

Event badges were printed by Groupment on a provided design, both before and on-site. All resources to print badges were provided: paper, plastic holders, printers, staff, cleaning of the data and categorization of attendees to print personalized badges for each attendee: one color per category. Exhibitors, speakers, journalists, ITC staff and other professionals were easy to spot thanks to unique color on their respective badges.

Attendance-Tracking & Reports

Scanning QR codes on attendee badges gathered insightful data instantly. ITC staff were able to access their data at any time, in real time. How many people attended Panel A? Which day or times was the Exhibitor presentation most popular?

With Groupment, event organizers were able to access dashboards and key metrics to help measure ROI of the event and individual panels and sessions.

After this year's highly successful Vino 2016 Conference, organizers were able to monitor mobile app activity as well as accurately analyze and measure program effectiveness, presenter assessment, event satisfaction, and much more:

For any questions or more details about starting your own non-campus Groupment event or organization, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Launch Your Own Campus-Branded Mobile App

Benefit from all CampusGroups features within your own iPhone & Android school-branded app. Your school's consistent branding, colors and logo make your app truly stand out in the app store so it's easy for students to find and adopt quickly.

Customize the look, menus and features of your campus app with the committed assistance of our great Mobile Support Team.

What are the benefits of launching your campus app with CampusGroups?

  • Branded app with your logo and colors
  • Add or remove any content in seconds
  • Easy one-time-password login, and access for prospective students
  • Create an app for all your events or just one event

 

 

Essential App Features

  • Activity Feed:  Check quickly what’s going on today. Instantly post news and photos. Share your opinion. Ask questions. Start new discussions.
  • Events:  Check out upcoming events, see who's attending, view dress code & other details, RSVP on the spot, conveniently retrieve tickets and receive confirmation.
  • Push notifications:  You can send mobile reminders to all or some of your students. Students receive the latest group news and updates (e.g., event location moved).
  • Campus Maps:  Upload custom, detailed maps to display the buildings, floors and rooms on your campus, for a convenient way for students to locate and orient themselves on the go.
  • Directory:  Browse contacts. Find people in your campus network and communicate directly with them.
  • Chat:  Connect and message with your classmates anywhere, anytime.
  • Custom lists: Create item lists for any information, such as FAQs, Locations, Resources, Staff Directory, etc.
  • Web views: Include any of your website pages directly into the app.
  • Social Media: Include your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels for easy access to your news and photos.
  • Live Polling:  Ask questions and request feedback during and after events.
  • Leaderboard: Access your school's Leaderboard to quickly identify the most active students based on earned Involvement Badges (automatically rewarded to students when activity and involvement criteria are met).

Pricing

Your dedicated campus app starts at $99/month + setup. Pricing depends on the number of users and the advanced features you wish to activate (see list below). Please contact us to get started. Call us at (646) 797-3161.

 

Advanced Features

  • Groups:  Create a directory of student organizations. Allow student leaders to manage their page, members and news. Allow students to browse, join and interact with groups and student organizations. Find officers when you need to reach one.
  • Email Marketing: Allow any groups to send beautiful emails and newsletters to their members. Allow students to retrieve any email they receive from your student organizations and administrative departments.
  • Surveys & Forms: Build custom surveys and forms to collect the data your need
  • Event attendance-tracking: Scan QR Codes or swipe student IDs with a Mobile Card Reader. Download attendance data and assess overall campus engagement.
  • Websites: Build and maintain state of the art website for student organizations, departments or events
  • Blog:  Let student leaders post on their blog. Allow students to read the latest posts from your preferred groups.
  • Payments:  Groups can sell membership dues and event tickets online via CampusGroups and collect money directly into their preferred payment gateway (i.e. Cybersource, PayFlow, Moneris, PayPal, etc).
  • Mentoring/Tutoring:  Help students harness the power of their network by including access to automated matching of mentors and tutors so they can book available time slots both online and on the app.
  • Stores:  Sell food, drinks and merchandise directly from the platform. Track sales details and generate insightful reports on collected data.
  • Budgeting:  Access and collaboratively manage your accounting and budgeting process at any time.
  • Checklist/To-Do Lists:  Review student participation data pulled from attendance tracking information to know at all times whether students are satisfying mandatory requirements and meeting checklist goals set forth.

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CampusGroups Integrates with Key Partners

Single Sign-On Authentication

Your students already have enough to remember. Enabling SSO authentication allows them to access all their campus information with a single username and password.

CampusGroups' login system can be integrated with a number of SSO authentication services so that active students, faculty and staff can log in to the platform using their school credentials for a simple, secure and consolidated experience.


Payment Gateways

Safely and securely process payments directly within CampusGroups for transactions such as event registrations, tickets, organization and membership fees, merchandise and more.

CampusGroups integrates with many payment gateways to accept credit cards worldwide:


Calendaring

Seizing the day is easier when you know what opportunities are happening on your campus. We want students to have every possible opportunity available to them.

To help students stay on top of events, meetings and all activities going on around them, CampusGroups enables users to export their events to external calendars.

You can subscribe to an ICS feed from your preferred calendar or synchronize CampusGroups ICS feeds with an iOS device (iPhone or iPad).


Learning Management System (LMS)

Unify student resources: CampusGroups' seamless integration provides one-click access to Blackboard, one of the largest Learning Management Systems in the higher education landscape. We are able to create widgets within Blackboard, pulling data from CampusGroups to display information about the students such as group memberships and events. Accordingly, if a student is part of 20 groups, we are able to display the 20 groups in Blackboard.


Room Reservations

Easily reserve the perfect place for your needs, when you create an event in CampusGroups. CampusGroups' Event Management System integrates seamlessly with the EMS Room Reservation system, allowing administrators and students to search for and reserve available rooms, filtering by date, capacity and other room features.

Campusgroups also offers its own powerful room reservation module that integrates even more seamlessly, allowing you to maintain one fully centralized system for everything! Please contact us for more info at support@campusgroups.com.


Recruiting

Career Management offices create and manage many events each year, from workshops to on-site career fairs and one-on-one advising sessions. CampusGroups integrates with a leader in MBA graduate recruiting, MBA Focus (now GradLeaders).

This integration allows Career Departments who use MBA Focus to automatically add events they have created to CampusGroups by simply checking a checkbox, preventing double-entries. Events also get updated in CampusGroups each time a change is made in MBA Focus, keeping everything perfectly in sync.

Even better, event registrations and attendance reported in CampusGroups can then be automatically uploaded back to MBA Focus for career staff, administrators and corporate partners to view.


Contact Relationship Management (CRM)

Thanks to the CampusGroups API, your data can be in sync with your central CRM system. One of the main uses of our API is to udpate student profiles in both directions, ensuring core data is collected and synchronized on both systems. 

  • When an update is made on your CRM, it is also made on Campusgroups.
  • When additional data is collected CampusGroups (such as uploaded resumes), is it pushed over to your CRM, enriching your overall user data.

Social Media

CampusGroups enables students to share their experiences to an expanded network by integrating with their favorite social media channels, and our LinkedIn integration allows students to download their resumes from LinkedIn into CampusGroups in just one click.

For more information on software integrations, please do not hesitate to contact us or to request a demo.