FullCalendar is now ready for your 2022 event submissions. How exciting it is to see all sorts of events coming back!
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5/6/21: Publicize virtual events in one metro only
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.
2/2/21: Send us your images!
We are using an image for every event now. Email one per event to firstname.lastname@example.org while we work on enabling you to upload them directly to the website.
For now, you can:
-Email it to email@example.com or
-Email a link to an image, or
-Tell us we can use the image on the event page (if we can’t download it, we’ll let you know)
We need a credit for each image (it can be the organization name if they own the rights).
We can use a caption (optional) for each image (can be the event name, people in the photo, etc).
And by sending an image, you are confirming you have the authority to use it and are giving us permission to distribute it for your event publicity.
First preference: horizontal photo, no promotional text.
Second preference: whatever you have.
Format: JPG (most common format), maximum size: 5,000KB or 5M.
We’ll change the size as needed. The various websites are pretty good about dealing with various shapes.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE, no problem, LET US KNOW with the event submission or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pick a stock image that works with your type of event (technology, business, nature, performing arts, etc). You can also send us a stock image (we use and recommend Unsplash.com and Pexels.com), for which we still need a credit, that you get from that site.
As always, let us know any questions here or at email@example.com
9/18/20: Publicize your online events!
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!
5/9/20: Yes! We publicize online events!
We are publicizing online/virtual events – live and/or recorded. We are adding listing places where we couldn’t post before, and have cut some places that have not moved to online events. Enter your event as normal and for the venue, enter what you’d like the listing to say, eg, Livestream, Virtual, On demand, etc. Please enter the event’s city to indicate its time zone. Note: many listing places are focusing on local organizations’ online offerings, even though events could be viewed anywhere. Any questions, contact us.
3/9/20: Cancelling/postponing your event(s)?
If you are cancelling/postponing your event due to virus-related issues, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We will do our best to help you communicate this. We also suggest posting on your website and/or ticket link what the event’s status is, confirming that it’s still on, cancelled, or in flux.
7/2/17: Ready for your 2018 events!
We just enabled 2018, so you can enter a whole season’s worth of concerts, seminars, performances, talks, networking events, festivals and story times!
11/2/16: Hurry! Get your holiday events listed now!
Now’s the time to get your holiday events submitted to FullCalendar, or directly to media if you’re not using FullCalendar. Editors want them early to compile lists of holiday things to do, and your audience wants to know when their favorite concerts and holiday fairs are, so they can plan ahead. Happy Holidays!
3/29/16: Additional ways to promote your event
We’ve just added a way for event organizers to learn about additional free and paid ways to publicize their event. FullCalendar sends listings, but many places where we send your listing will also hold ticket giveaways and other free options, and offer a wide range of paid options such as featuring your event more prominently on their site or emails, and/or their social media accounts.
When you enter an event, on page 3 (now called Enter posting instructions), you’ll be able to choose whether to receive this information, and how you’d like to receive it. There is an option to hide your email address, using a unique FullCalendar email that forwards to your own.
The rest of that page has been re-ordered so that the most commonly used sections come before sections less commonly used.
Please let us know any questions about this new feature at email@example.com and we hope you find it useful.
7/14/15: Welcome 2016!
Our first New Years Eve event has been submitted, so it’s time to open up 2016! You can enter events throughout 2016, they’ll be posted in the time frame appropriate to each listing place. If you’d like to submit 2017 events, let us know!