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Sched

Event management for conferences, conventions and school.

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Sched product overview

What is Sched?

Sched is an event management software which enables users to manage entire events in one place using a range of features including event scheduling, speaker management and sponsor management, plus calendar sync, digital signage, attendance management, event website management, and more. Sched also provides users with personal mobile apps and an agenda builder. It serves as an event platform for small teams and keeps everything in sync automatically.

Key benefits of using Sched

• The Custom Agenda Builder allows attendees to personalize their schedule according to their needs, and measure their popularity.

• Sched has a simple Content Management System that lets users publish an event site or integrate it into their own website.

• Track and verify attendance on-site and on-the-go for event sessions via the mobile check-in app.

• The Sched Profile makes networking easier by providing participants with their own profile page.

• Lets users discover insights into the most anticipated sessions and highest rated speakers to help them organize bigger and more successful events in the future.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
Chat

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Videos

Sched pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

69

Price starts from

No info

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Sched features

Functionality

4.4

/5

69
Total Features43 5 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
API
Alerts/Notifications
Email Marketing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Calendar Management
Activity Tracking

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Sched users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

69

Positive reviews

91%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.14/10
Rating distribution

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4

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10

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Pros
Sched is a fantastic tools that we used for organising our conference. Our attendees also enjoyed it and used it thoroughly with ease.

FF

Federico F.

My experience was very positive. I loved the supportive documents, materials, and videos that were provided for me, as the conference organizer.

AS

Amber S.

A very good software indeed and their help desk is efficient and useful.

FF

Federico F.

Cons
However, when accessing the app version, the updated information was not available and some of the session information was missing. This makes Sched unreliable if both versions do not sync accurately.

VM

Valamere M.

It's insane that I need 3 different logins - one to WonderCon/Comic Con in general, One to Sched, and another for the WonderCon/Sched hybrid.

ZI

Zach I.

I think for non-native English users, the single syllable abbreviated name was confusing.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sched is my best friend!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Communication is the main problem that Sched solves. It's an at-a-glance snapshot of an entire evening that easily drills down into specifics. It invites interaction, so that's another communication problem solved/helped. I couldn't be more thrilled to have Sched working on my event's behalf. Thank you!

Pros

What DON'T I love about this software? I love that it does whatever I want--I love that it's accessible and can be organized in so many different views, I love that it's embeddable on other sites, that the links to individual events are shareable, that it's COLOR CODED. I guess if I had to boil it down, I love that Sched creates a central place where my entire event can be housed, with all its moving pieces and participants, and that it's equally friendly to internal and external audiences.

Cons

I might be missing this, but it might be fun to be able to upload artwork for individual sessions. I've also had people ask for a maps function, so it might be cool to be able to see all my venues on a map or diagram, with addresses attached. I'm sure I haven't even begun to understand all that Sched is capable of. I just love that it works for me every year and that my users are getting more acquainted with it, so. . . thanks for staying consistent and continuously improving our experience!

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sched shares the responsibilities and fun in event planning fairly among guests and organizers

Reviewed 6 months ago

My first experience with Sched was as a speaker on a conference event being organized by our foreign collaborators. As my first foreign speaking engagement, I was naturally extremely nervous, but Sched made collaborating with the organizers so easy and that I felt very much at ease and ended up delivering an exceptional session. After that experience, I recommended trying Sched for our own subsequent conference events.

Pros

Sched allows event invitees to build their own schedules within the frame of the general event. This facility empowers us as organizers to make the necessary adjustments to redirect resources to sessions where they will be most-needed. As speaker in Sched-facilitated events, I can also attest that the control it offers me over my profile to directly suggest changes and modifications to event structure makes the entire experience amazingly rewarding.

Cons

It can be a bit overwhelming for planning smaller events. Perhaps, there could be a basic version release which can be more suited for planning fun and less professional gatherings.

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Horrible Customer Service

Reviewed 2 years ago

It wasn't too difficult to get everything set up, but we needed a human to help us select the right package to purchase. It was way too difficult reaching someone and we were actually told that no one could assist us for at least another week because that department was going to a conference.

Pros

We liked that if needed, you could print out the schedule.

Cons

There is no customer support. The only way to reach someone for assistance is to find a spot on THEIR calendar for them to call you.

Vendor response

Hi Lane, I'm very sorry we were not available for a call right away when you reached out. As a fully remote company, we take one trip a year to do big-picture planning and foster connection. We will be working together to create a better system for handling inquiries during our future off-site team events.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent package and service

Reviewed 3 years ago

We used to publish our own website with conference info; it had the basic info, but it was hard to keep the pieces consistent. Now we link to the Sched site from our event page and attendees find everything there. Speakers can post their pix and handouts and complete/update their profiles and send e-mail blasts to all who signed up for their workshop. We got good reporting and from it (and Google Analytics) see a high engagement rate (not just page views; over half set up accounts and created a personal schedule). This is all from their lowest service level/tier; higher levels integrate more with registration/payment etc., but we already have an online store and used it for front-end registration.

Pros

One-stop shop for event management: attendees, speakers/handouts, exhibitors, rooms, messaging, feedback, social sharing.... Mobile-friendly site and app for participants to create/manage their schedules, submit feedback, share content, etc.. Smart import/export/update Responsive personal tech support Good pricing plans especially for nonprofits

Cons

We ran into a couple of small limitations (e.g. can't embed image in e-mail blast), but we found workarounds and Sched team is using our feedback to improve their platform.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Couldn't Do It Without Sched

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are a preK-12 school district that hosts a yearly EdCamp in which teachers sign up for workshops delivered by their peers. Sched is a huge time saver, in that it allows us to communicate directly with presenters and attendees, to control the schedule, to create room signage, to add venue maps, and to generally make the day run smoothly. It saves paper, as we don't have to print all those workshop overviews (which we were always doing at the last minute because we had to chase people down for them!), and helps us control the numbers of people attending workshops so they are not overbooked. I don't know how we would be able to do this at this scale without Sched!

Pros

This software takes so much of the redundancy out of event organizing. No need to copy and paste information into twenty different locations, or to type in email addresses multiple times. It is a huge time saver!

Cons

I would like to be able to add a bit more design to the room signage (but it is a hugely helpful feature). It would also be nice for workshop presenters who are also attendees to have their own workshops in their own schedules, without it looking like they are taking up a seat.

Sched FAQs and common questions

Sched has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Sched has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Sched supports the following languages:
English


Sched supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Yes, Sched has an API available for use.


Sched integrates with the following applications:
Eventbrite


Sched offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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