We are so happy to be able to announce the release of a Events on the Network. This new functionality allows users to create events or respond to invitations to events. These then appear on a calendar for the forum, group, or person where this event announcement resides.
The “event” allows you to describe the event, give details about the location, to send invitations and to collect responses. An event might announce your local section’s monthly meeting or outreach event or conference that might be of interest to your division’s members.
If you are at the National Meeting, you can use “Events” to plan a meetup, i.e. a gathering of colleagues at a set place. It’s a great way to catch up with old friends, or to meet others who have similar interests or who have attended similar sessions. You could even try to find partners for dinner or running or sight-seeing. The possibilities are there.
Creating an event is easy – Go to the create button at the top of the page and select Create an event. If you are invited to an event, you should see notifications under “Actions”. Finally, check out the Upcoming Events box on the home page for other events users are setting up.
As always, if you have questions or issues please ask. And we would love to hear what you think of this functionality and how you plan to use it.