Welcome to the new online Events Exchange featuring encore!
This site is only for Emory University staff, faculty, and students and requires a password. Users should bookmark the page after the login screen (exchange.emoryevents.com)
This internal site is a password-protected blog-style networking and educational community for Emory event planners, venue managers, and for staff members who provide services and support for events. A sampling of the last five posts is visible on the right side of this page. In other words, it is everything our in-person events exchange sessions were but with the convenience of online access, searchable archives, and the ability for all to contribute their information, best practices, and tips. "Better Emory events, together" was the slogan for the original iteration of events exchange. We hope you'll find the same spirit very much alive in the online version.
Additionally, the Events Exchange and encore! systems are now fully integrated at emoryevents.com to make a one-stop shop for event-planning information and to participate in our trend-setting event supply recycling, reuse and repurposing program. You can post, view, and request items right from within the emoryevents.com site.
Ready to jump right in? Go to emoryevents.com. While no confidential information is stored on the site, the site is password-protected to keep the contents off search engines and to prevent spam. When you enter the password once, it should "remember you" for up to a year so you won't have to enter it each time. You do not need a username to enter to comment on a post (you need only provide your name at the time that you comment).
Registered users will receive critical Events Exchange updates about every other week with headlines and highlights from emoryevents.com. The encore! NOW emails will come whenever there is a time-sensitive item available.
Along with this new online site is a new host of ways to keep track of it. Major Events Exchange and encore! post headlines will now also appear on our Facebook and Twitter pages (please "follow" and "like" us). Tech savvy users with customizable homepages like (MyYahoo! or iGoogle) can add our RSS feed to their homepage with a single click. We hope that you'll follow us on one or more of these outlets to keep our site top-of-mind.
The Events Exchange program launched in September 2009 with the goal of bringing campus event planners, vendors, and service providers together to share knowledge and event best practices. It began with in-person presentations and moved in October 2011 to emoryevents.com as a 24/7 events community blog. New vendors, changes to campus logistics/policies, lessons learned, etc. are all posted with the opportunity for viewers to comment and add to the information. This online emoryevents.com allows for searchable archives and encourages comment and participation from the entire events community.
encore! was developed to help facilitate the recycling, re-purposing, and reuse of event supplies (floral, packaged food, rentals, etc.) which may otherwise go to waste. Using encore! saves university funds, enhances events, and helps promote eco-friendly event practices by eliminating waste and unnecessary energy usage. In fact, using encore! at or after your next event is one of the steps in Emory's green-event certification process. There is no cost associated with this program. We only ask that any organization receiving an item from this system re-posts it on encore!(so long as the item is still viable for use).
It's now even easier to post an item on encore!. We've streamlined the process, removed extra steps, and eliminated the separate login. Your listing posts instantly to emoryevents.com, and to our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Time-sensitive and perishable items (floral arrangements,in particular) may also generate an encore! NOW email blast to spread the word even quicker. Are you interested in sharing items on encore! but don't know how to get started? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.