Although virtual events can be viewed from anywhere, FullCalendar will only publicize them in one metro area, based on the city entered. If you submit a virtual event in more than one metro, the extra submissions will be refunded and changed to “draft” status. Some places we post to don’t allow the same entry in more than one location, and some don’t want even virtual events outside their coverage area, and we need to follow the guidelines of each place we post.
We are publicizing virtual events: comedy, theater, business, film, and more. We stopped posting to a few places that aren’t maintaining their listings, and added or expanded a few where we could now post online events, including a few that will accept them outside their normal coverage area.
For venue, you can enter what you want, eg, Virtual event, Online, Zoom, etc. What others have done:
– Virtual/Online Event
– Online Event – Webinar
– Zoom Online Meeting
– Client X’s ZOOM Theater
– Client X’s Virtual Meeting Room
– Client X Online
– Livestreamed on YouTube
– Livestreamed on Zoom
– Virtual Gathering using Zoom
– Web-hosted event
– Online from XYZ Bookstore (or XYZ Winery, etc)
IMPORTANT: we do need a CITY, we’ll send the listings to that geography, and that’s how we’ll figure out the time zone. For street address, enter whatever you’d like (same as above or similar); we’ll need to post that in some places but it will still be clear it’s an online event.
For emails, we’ll send out what you enter (without a physical address, but with a phone or url if you include them).
For websites, many of them ask you to use their existing venue entry for online events, so we use that for all online events. Some have a checkbox for online events, and don’t accept an address at all.
The media seems to be a mix- some are on hiatus, some are really looking for online events to post, some seem to be ignoring their calendar section so there are now-cancelled events among the online events.
But overall, the media is very happy to see your online (and now, occasionally in-person) events!
We at FullCalendar condemn in the strongest possible terms all forms of racism, prejudice and discrimination.
Here are some responses from the places we post event listings.
Monterey County Weekly:
Mission Local police coverage:
Patch (part of AOL, owned by Verizon):
48Hills’ list of Black-owned restaurants and pop-ups in the Bay Area:
Some of the listing places we’ve added recently:
SF bay area: Hoodline, Hilltromper, SantaCruz.com, Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar, CruzCal
LA and San Diego: ExperienceLA, Los Feliz Ledger, Escondido Times-Advocate, KPBS
Seattle and Portland: East Side Scene, Newberg Graphic, Seattle New Music Concerts newsletter & website, Visit Seattle
New York and Boston: NY Metro Parents, StartHubBoston, NY Tech Meetup website, Dance/NYC
National: TechCrunch CrunchBase
As always, we welcome suggestions and will do our best to get them set up in time for your event.
We are also making minor updates to the website. You should not see any difference, except any bookmarks to the website that are not to the home page itself will need to be re-saved. If you do have any issues, try starting at the home page, http://www.fullcalendar.com and proceeding as usual. Of course, please let us know of any problems at email@example.com
Some places we post events accept listings for kids’ summer camps, and some have a different process for them. Where there is a different process, FullCalendar doesn’t submit them, as they often have a fee or require information outside of our normal posting process. Here are some places where you can submit camp listings directly:
Bay Area Family Calendar (from Parents Press):
Bay Area Parent:
We add more as we find them. Here’s to summer!
Just a quick update to provide a selection of the new places we’ve been adding to our big list over the past few weeks:
Chicago: Blue Sky Innovation/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Kids
New York: New York Music Daily, NY Daily News, Nerd York City
Phoenix: KTAR.com, azfamily/KTVK
San Diego: NBC7 San Diego
Seattle: West Seattle Herald
SF Bay Area: 510 Families
Washington DC: BackPage N VA, BackPage S MD, Brightest Young Things, Washington Life
Multiple metros: Racked, Small Business Trends
As always, please let us know of places we may have missed, and we’ll do our best to add them in time for your event.
Hope this provides an idea of the types of events we help publicize: dance, music, tech, networking, health, benefits, family, and many more!
Here’s an update on the comings and goings of some national event calendar websites.
Zvents, owned by eBay’s Stubhub, is now transitioning from a general event site to focus on arts and entertainment, more in line with Stubhub’s ticketing business. The Zvents site itself will be shutting down this fall. We’re told Stubhub will have an event calendar but we don’t know details. In the meantime, Zvents is only approving new venue submissions manually and individually, and due to their change in focus, we’re only submitting new arts & entertainment venues.
Eventful, SpinGo and others
Zvents has been providing the calendars for quite a few newspapers, and those have been transitioning to other providers, including Eventful and SpinGo. We have been posting to these already, and will continue to post to new service providers as we find them.
In a twist, the discontinued event site Upcoming, purchased by Yahoo in 2005 and discontinued in 2013, is being resurrected by its original founder, Andy Baio. Andy created a Kickstarter campaign to gauge interest and easily blew past his fundraising goals. FullCalendar contributed and will hear updates as it progresses. Its current plan is to launch mid-2015.