PlaceCal Administrators (Admins) are the people who physically update the events listings and other information in PlaceCal. They might also be responsible for other tasks like running the reception desk or answering phone calls.

This guide takes you through the steps of creating and adding a calendar to PlaceCal.

How to create and import your events

1. Create a calendar in your favourite software

The core design principle of PlaceCal is to make it as simple as possible for you to get your events in front of the largest number of people.

Unlike other platforms, PlaceCal works directly using the software you already have in your organisation. You can see a full list of currently supported platforms below. This means it can take a little bit longer to get set up – but once you’re rolling everything you update is imported automatically into PlaceCal.

If you already publish a complete and up-to-date events listing on your organisation’s website, then stop here and send us an email, support@placecal.org. It’s possible that you already have everything we need work with. We can instruct your IT person or team how to import the information directly from your website.

If you already have a partial online calendar that has some – but not all – of your events, we can use that as a starting point. Maybe you use Eventbrite for all your big events, but don’t include smaller the day-to-day events as it’s too much hassle.

If you don’t have any online calendar at all and are setting one up, we recommend Google Calendar for small day-to-day frequent events, and Eventbrite for bigger events that need tickets.

Writing good event descriptions

Common Concerns

2. Create a feed link to share the data with PlaceCal

Dice.fm

Eventbrite

Google Calendar

Mac Calendar

Meetup

Outlook 365

OutSavvy

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