Apply here to set up a new Conference Maker for yor conference.|
|After you complete and submit the form we will review and approve your application
quickly, usually within a few hours.
Then, after taking a few additional steps outlined in the box on the right, you can start receiving submissions to your conference
using Conference Maker.|
Organizing conferences using Conference Maker
Follow these simple steps to set up Conference Maker for your conference
- Apply for Conference Maker by filling out the form on the left.
When your application is approved, the person you specify as the Program Chair
gets an email notification with his/her login info (user ID, password and URL to login). The URL has
the form https://editorialexpress.com/conference/DBname where DBname is a short name for your
- The Program Chair logs in and Activates the Conference Maker database.
The Program Chair can then add other user accounts for other Program Co-Chairs and also for Administrators
to help assist in configuring Conference Maker to run the conference. After activation, you can
also choose additional options such as custom regisration form ($500 additional charge), and
online registration fee collection (free if you use your own payment processor, $500 if you use our's)
- The Program Chair or Administrator edits Conference Settings governing submission start/end dates,
and other submission limits, types of submissions allowed, privacy settings, and various other parameters governing how
Conference Maker will operate.
- The Program Chair of Administrator enters names/emails of Program Committee Members who will assist in judging
submissions to the conference and helping to form the conference program.
Each gets an account/password and can be assigned one or more areas that you self-define,
which are usually the person's areas of expertise. Submitters choose
which of the various committee members/areas best matches their submission.
- When the setting Taking Submissions? is set to "Yes"
Conference Maker takes online submissions if the current date is between the submission
start and end date specified in step 5. Set Taking Submissions?
to "No" to temporarily suspend submissions.
- When the submission deadline has past, the Program Chair emails the Program Committee to ask them to start judging
submissions, forming sessions from the ones they accept. The Program Chair has the power to reallocate submissions
among various Program Committee members, and Conference Maker has many tools to enable creation and posting of
online programs and to do mass email communication with submitters, and other sets of users.