Adding Speakers to Your Registration Site

Your EventMobi Registration site offers you the option of showcasing who will be speaking at your event using a dedicated Speakers page. 

To begin adding in your Speaker content, visit the Website page under the Content area of the EventMobi Registration platform. At the bottom of this page, you will find an option for Speakers available. Click on the three dots located to the left of this option and select Edit to begin. 

On the page that appears, input the following details: 

  • Title and URL for your page
  • Cover Image 
  • Description
  • Settings (enable or disable accordingly)
    • Display content on the Home Page
    • Display page in the Menu Bar
    • Display social networks share buttons
    • Publish

Once you have updated these details, you will want to select the Add Speakers option which will present an additional page where you can input their specific details. 

When creating your Speaker, add in the following information:

  • Name
  • Job Title and Company
  •  Profile Image
  • Long Description
  • Contact / Social Details: Website, LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Instagram

Once your profiles have been added, you can drag and drop them into the order that you would like them to display from the Speakers page. 

On your registration site, Speakers will be displayed as outlined in the example below. You will notice the differences between Image A and Image B, which are based on whether or not the Speaker has a profile available. 

Giving Speakers Access to the Event Space

Speakers that you are adding to your Registration site will automatically be synced to the People Library in the Experience Manager for your event. It is important to note that the profiles that are created will not include an email address, as this is information is not requested within the EventMobi Registration platform. Since login in required to access the Event Space, you will need to manually edit your Speaker profiles that have synced over to include an email address. 

Email addresses can be added to your Speaker profiles from the Experience Manager by clicking into the profile within your People library and updating the Email Address field.

To update multiple Speaker profiles at once, consider using the People Excel Template to make your changes. Selecting the Import/Export option followed by Export will download your list of all People profiles. Once your changes have been made, simply Save your template and select the Import option to upload the template. 

 

Note: Deleting Speaker profiles from the Experience Manager only will result in a 500 Server Error when attempting to update them from the EventMobi Registration platform as the profiles between both platforms will no longer be connected. 


Editing Speaker Names for your Event Space Profiles

When creating your Speakers for your EventMobi Registration site, you will notice that only a single field applies for both the first and last name - your People profiles in the Experience Manager, however, will include two separate fields for the First Name and Last Name. 

As a result, Speakers that are added to your Registration and then synced over to your Experience Manager will include their full name in both the First Name and Last Name fields. 

To resolve, simply edit the First Name and Last Name fields of the profiles manually in the Experience Manager, or using the People Excel template. 

Speaker Descriptions

Copying text from another source, such as a Word file, can sometimes result in also copying over embedded html. When this code is pasted into your EventMobi Registration platform, it can result in a 500 error when attempting to save your changes. 

A best practice to avoid copying over embedded code unintentionally, is to use an online tool that will remove the html from the text that you have copied. 

How to Remove HTML from your Copied Text

Step 1: Paste the text that you have copied into the Description field

Step 2: Select the Source option from the Rich Text Editor to copy the HTML 

Step 3: Paste the source into a tool that will remove the HTML for you, and then paste it back into the Source area of the Rich Text Editor (make sure you have deleted the old content before doing so).

Note: There are many different sites online that can be used for removing the HTML from your copied text. The solution that you use will ultimately be the decision of your team, and which solution you feel most comfortable using for this purpose.