Accept or Decline Submissions
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Once a speaker completes a submission form, the session information will be visible within the Session module. From here, the event admin is responsible for either approving or denying the submission based on the information provided by the potential speaker.

TIP: Adjust your portal settings to either show or hide tasks for nonapproved sessions.

Difference Between Each Status

Once sessions have been submitted, admin users can update their status to be either accepted, accepted queue, pending, decline queue, or declined.

  • Accepted = Session will be listed as Accepted within the portal, granting the portal user access to the tasks, files, and pages you assign.

  • Accepted Queue = Session will be listed as still "Pending" within the portal.

  • Pending = This status is the default status granted once a submission is received.

  • Decline Queue = Session will be listed as still "Pending" within the portal.

  • Declined = Session will be listed as declined, therefore the portal user will not have access to any tasks, files, or pages assigned.

These statuses are reflected in the portal and can be seen by the session speakers.

Once a submission has been changed from "Pending" to "Accepted", the session will be visible within the Agenda view by the event team.

How To Review Submissions

Within the Sessions module, select the lightning bolt next to the session then click the "Edit" button.

NOTE: Edit sessions in bulk by selecting the box next to the session and clicking the button "Edit" at the top of the page. Choose the appropriate field and make changes to impact all selected sessions.

TIP: Use Evaluation Plans to invite additional coworkers to review session submissions is a great tool for collaboration and feedback.

How To Update The Status Of A Session

Within the Sessions module, select the current status of the session you are wanting to update. Then, select the new status from the dropdown menu.

NOTE: When a submission is received, it will automatically be given a "Pending" status. Once you accept a session, it will trigger the session to show live on the agenda.

TIP: Once you have updated the status of a session submission form, email the speakers through Sessionboard to notify them of their submission status.

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