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14 December 2008 @ 02:33 pm
Evaluating conference management systems (again)  
Peter and I are sitting on the technical committee for ACEC 2010 - the Australian Computers in Education Conference scheduled to take place in Melbourne in April in 2010.  That seems like a long time in the future, but, well it's not really - the organisers would like to open the call for papers in early March!

We've been looking at the following systems:
  • Expectnation
  • MyReview
  • OCS
  • OpenConf
  • Zookeepr
  • Drupalcon
  • Eventwax
  • Regonline
  • Easychair
And are in the process of finalising our feature wishlist.  We'll be seeking expressions of interest in the next weeks for development/hosting.

We'll need call for papers, paper review and speaker management, including speaker profiles, registration and delegate management, delegate experience including links to social networking sites, and session selection. Payment gateway, financial reporting, and export to accounting software...  A Tall order?

Do you have other suggestions?

ext_138064 on December 14th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Feel free to drop me a line (edd@expectnation.com). We would be very interested to discuss your needs, it sounds like we meet most of them.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
would be happy to talk to you about the delegate experience online and see if EventVue (http://eventvue.com) would be helpful. - Rob
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
You might also be interested in EventHQ (http://www.eventhq.co.uk) which offers professional secure registration and online payment capabilities. The latest version covers all the registration and accounting items listed in your post. If you would like to know more my email is ian.hill at portlanddata.co.uk