What is "Event Type?"

Convene now supports 3 event types

Public

Public events are the most freely accessible events.  They are listed in the 'Find Events' tab of the mobile application's event chooser.  Only open events that have a start date up to 365 days in the future, and an end date that is no more than two days in the past are shown.  Any user can self-register for an open event by selecting the event, and tapping the 'Open Event' button on the event preview screen.  This action registers the user for the event, and takes them into the event schedule making them an active user of the event.  Once a user self-registers for an open event, that event will appear in the 'My Events' tab of the event chooser.  The registered event will continue to remain in the My Event's tab until that event is Archived/Deleted, or the attendee is removed from the event.

Private Listed

Private listed events are more restricted than open events.  Only users that have been invited will be able to enter a private listed event.  All users can see the details of the event however.  A private listed event will be shown in the 'Find Events' tab of the mobile application's event.  Only open events that have a start date up to 365 days in the future, and an end date that is no more than two days in the past are shown.  When any user selects a private listed event in the event chooser, they will be shown the event preview screen, showing the event description, location, and dates.  If the user has an event code, they can enter the code by tapping the 'Enter Event Code' button.  An event code can also be entered in other locations found throughout the event chooser. If the code is a valid code for this event, they will be registered for the event, and taken into the event schedule making them an active user of the event.  If the code is not valid, an error message will be shown, and the user will not be given access to the event content.  Once a user registers for a private listed event using a valid event code, that event will appear in the 'My Events' tab of the event chooser.  The registered event will continue to remain in the My Event's tab until that event is Archived/Deleted, or the attendee is removed from the event.    

Private Unlisted Listed

Private events are the most restricted type of events.  Only users that have been invited will be able to enter a private event.  A private listed event will not be listed in the event chooser of the mobile applications until the user has been registered for the event. If the user has an event code, they can enter the code by tapping on one of the 'Enter Code' buttons found in several locations of the mobile application's event chooser.  If the code is a valid code, they will be registered for the event, and shown the event preview screen for the event.  From there they can enter the event by tapping the 'Go' button in the event preview screen.  If the code is not valid, and error message will be shown, then the user will not be given access to the event content.  Once a user registers for a private event using a valid event code, that event will appear in the 'My Events' tab of the event chooser.  The registered event will continue to remain in the My Event's tab until that event is Archived/Deleted, or the attendee is removed from the event.