Event Playbook: Changing the Number of Days Prior to the Event Start Date and After the Event End Date

The Event Playbook can be used to create a schedule of various sessions and activities throughout the event (e.g., conference tracks, booth duty, meetings with clients, speaker sessions, demos, technical talks, etc.).

Event Playbook

Changing the Numbers of Days in the ‘Prep’ and ‘Afterward’ Sections

The Event Playbook date range spans across a number of days prior-to and after the event (as shown under the ‘Prep’ and ‘Afterward’ sections of the Playbook tab) — this provides the ability to create schedules for activities that typically take place outside the date range of the event itself (e.g., welcome social, networking sessions, after-party, etc.); such activities tend to be scheduled a day-or-so prior to the start of the event, or, a day-or-so after the event ends. Therefore, the recommended date range setting for the Playbook is no more than 3 days prior to the event start date, and no more than 3 days after the event end date.

In order to change the Playbook’s number of days prior-to and number of days after the event, use the Event Layout Settings tab (accessible under the extended menu of the event tab strip).

Change Playbook Date Range

Pro-tip:  Entries in the Event Playbook can be synced with third-party calendars (like Google Calendar, and Outlook). For more information about syncing ExhibitDay with your calendar system, please see this blog post.

Specifying the Location for Scheduled Items in the Event Playbook

We just released the ability to specify the location for a scheduled item in your Event Playbook in ExhibitDay.

The New Location Field

You can now use the new Location field in the scheduled items in your Event Playbook to specify where the scheduled item takes place. For example, for a meeting with a client, you can specify which meeting room the meeting will take place in; or, for speaking engagements, you can specify where the speaker will be presenting.

Location for Scheduled Playbook Items for Trade Shows and Exhibits

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Trade Show Planning Playbook

Exciting news. Based on popular demand, we just released the Event Planning Playbook feature in ExhibitDay.

Using the [Playbook] tab under each event in your ExhibitDay workspace, you can now create detailed daily schedules for your events — including schedules for up to 3-days prior to, and 3-days after the event.

What goes in the Playbook?

The detailed schedules for your trade shows and exhibits.

Basically, the Playbook is a daily schedule of events for things like:

  • Booth Duty
  • Technical Demos
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Working the Floor
  • Client Meetings
  • Networking Events
  • Running Seminars
  • Attending Technical Programs
  • Attending Field Trips and Short Courses
  • Technical Talks
  • Volunteering or Service Work
  • Attending Professional Meetings

Sign up for a free ExhibitDay account and create your own Playbook for your trade shows and exhibits.