Tag: event management

Making Lemonade: Portland Marathon takes on Occupy Portland

Have you ever been faced with a completely out-of-the-blue, totally unanticipated problem that could ruin your event?  Les Smith confronted just such a situation during the October 9 10,000+ participant Portland Marathon and Half Marathon.  It was called Occupy Portland - Portland’s version of the current Occupy Wall Street movement.   A few days before the Marathon, Occupy … Continue reading Making Lemonade: Portland Marathon takes on Occupy Portland

Online Registration Time-Saver: Auto-Numbering

As an event manager, you’re always looking for ways to save time managing the online registration process.  Have you checked out our auto-numbering tool?  Found in the More Tools section of your Form Menu, auto-numbering, as its name indicates, auto-assigns numbers or codes to each registration.  You can upload a list of numbers or codes … Continue reading Online Registration Time-Saver: Auto-Numbering

Online Registration vs. In-Store Registration: Resolving the Conflict

SignMeUp recently was selected to be the official online registration vendor for Fleet Feet Sports training programs nationwide.  A couple of days ago my colleagues Dan Bloedorn, Todd Bellino and I had the pleasure of attending Fleet Feet's National Franchise Conference in Chicago.  We had the opportunity to speak with many franchise owners and answer their questions … Continue reading Online Registration vs. In-Store Registration: Resolving the Conflict

Tales from the Front: The L.A.T.E. Ride

Organizing an 8,000-rider, 25-mile bicycle ride on Chicago city streets is challenging enough.  Add in that the ride kicks off at 1:30 a.m. (yes, 1:30 in the morning) and you’ve got the Friends of the Parks L.A.T.E. Ride, arguably one of Chicago’s most unique events and a SignMeUp customer since 2000. L.A.T.E. Ride (an acronym … Continue reading Tales from the Front: The L.A.T.E. Ride

Event Management – Back to the Basics

  SignMeUp provides online event registration services to many organizations but we rarely get to attend the events that our customers produce.  I had the opportunity to go to Texas Advocacy Project’s Black and White Ball recently and thought I would share what made it a terrific event from an attendee’s perspective.  Nothing earth-shattering, just good … Continue reading Event Management – Back to the Basics

Participatory Event Management: Three Races, Three Experiences

Recently another SignMeUp employee, Dan Bloedorn, and I ran a couple of our clients' races together (well, not together, Dan finished way ahead of me) - the CARA Lakefront 10 presented by NovaCare and the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate.  I also ran Fleet Feet Sports Chicago's Soldier Field 10 Miler.  Each of these … Continue reading Participatory Event Management: Three Races, Three Experiences