I'm not 100% sure this is the right forum for this question, but I'm know that Bethany will point me to the correct one if it isn't. Here's my question:
I'm volunteering for a group who is putting on a conference next spring. I'm the Chair of the Content committee and I'd like suggestions for (free or extremely low cost) programs to manage speaker proposals, and gather the presentations and speaker head shots once program selections are made.
I see that NTEN is asking their members to vote on sessions for their next conference. I don't think we're that sophisticated yet, but it's something to shoot for in the future, so would love to learn more about which software is being used.
Right now, I'm using Google Forms, which isn't bad since the responses are directed into a spreadsheet for collection. However, sadly, Google Forms doesn't allow a respondent to upload a file, so no outlines, presentations or head shots can be gathered that way.
Open to all suggestions! Thanks everyone!
Women's Leadership Conference in Ashland Oregon
------------------------------Jayne DutraConsultantInformation Management for the ArtsMedford, OR------------------------------
I will leave it to Bethany to let us know if this belongs somewhere else but I see your questions either way :-) Happy to jump on a call and talk through this to see what I can do to help you out. Track me down at email@example.com or even just find a time and get it on our calendars if easier (https://calendly.com/ash_shepherd).
Also dropping a few things here for the sake of public learning.
If just looking to collect information for internal review at this stage in your process I would suggest just stepping up your form for collecting so you can included uploaded files.
If your needs are different then let me know and I can share some other suggestions here as well.
For public voting/review there are a few other platforms but they typically don't fall into the free range.
Thanks, Ash, and sorry to be a little slow in responding.
At this stage, I am looking for a way for the speakers to upload an abstract and perhaps a headshot.
Is there somewhere online or in the Google Forms manual/chat boards I can find info on how to set up the "secret form"? I looked through the add-ons list, but maybe I missed something?