What is the “problem” that your tool seeks to solve?
To make it super simple to publish a schedule/directory online and as a mobile app while communicating changes to their attendees instantly.
What is the best audience for this tool? Corporate events? Social? Other? Large? Small?
A tech-savvy audience that wants to stay up to date instead of using outdated and inaccurate print guides. Our events range from small education/tech meetings (Stanford) to big conferences with 100,000+ attendees (Comic-con)
What does your tool help event planners do better?
Event planners use Sched to manage their website’s schedule of events, seamlessly integrate social networking and provide their attendees with tools like personal schedule builders, event directories and mobile applications.
How is your tool different from/better than the competition?
No other software offers the same capabilities on one dynamic platform: content management, mobile applications, bulk emailing options, and social media integration.
What is the single coolest feature of your product?
The built in Mobile Web App; anyone accessing your event’s page on a mobile device automatically gets delivered to an elegant mobile optimized version of the site. Perfect for browsing schedules on the go.
Anything else we need to know?
Sched comes with a free unlimited trial so you can make sure it’s right for your event @ http://sched.org
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Liz King Caruso
Liz King Caruso is an Event Strategist, Consultant and Speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, she has helped countless thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual & hybrid events. Liz is a big-picture person – passionate about tying events into an overall sales and marketing strategy and being efficient at every point of the process. Technology is her niche and she’s obsessed with helping organizations of every size leverage technology to produce more engaging and seamless event experiences.
In addition to her client work, Liz connects & educates her industry colleagues through platforms she has built – techsytalk GLOBAL, the techsytalk community & IGNITE Consulting program.
Liz has been featured as Eventex’s 50 Most Innovative Virtual Meeting Planners, Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Top 5 Women in Event Tech, amongst other awards.