Events> Conference> Settings> Session Type Management
Session Types are used to describe the session (or potential session) in more detail. Attendees can use this criteria in the session search. Session Types are shared across events of the same event type.
ID – Unique identifier in the system for this Session Type
Track - Name of the Session Type, this is what is displayed in the session edit drop downs and on the session search on the event website.
Display – When the box is checked, the Session Type will display in the session edit or session search drop downs. When the box is not checked this session type will not be available for selection.
Delete – when the box is checked and the delete button is hit the item(s) checked will be deleted from the list. Note – any item that has already been associated with a presentation or a session will not be able to be deleted.
Add a new Session Type
To add a new Session Type use the ‘Add Session Type’ box at the bottom of the page:
Session Type - Type in the name of the Session Type, NOTE - this is the only required field in the form.
Description – Add in a description that will appear when the Session Type name is moused over.
Display – if the Session Type should be displayed be default, leave this box checked.
Best Practices – when setting up call for papers it is a best practice to add all needed Session Types, and then un-display those that will not be used during CFP. This way there is not any additional data entry when conference session entry begins.
How this field is used
Call for Papers
Session Type can be used in the call for papers process. To add this criteria to your CFP submission form go to the “Proposal Fields Management” screen in Global Admin. Once this has been turned on, make sure that at least one Session Type is added and displayed in Session Type Management (See above) so that users/submitters can see them in the form dropdown.
Session Types are used in the session management screen, either when adding a new session or when editing an existing session.
Call for Papers