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How to create an event

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Updated by Antwonne D. on 05/26/2017

Our event creation process is designed to be lightweight—you can get an event live on Eventbrite, for free, in just 3 main steps on the Edit page (Event Details, Create Tickets, and Additional Account Settings). Simply choose "Create an Event" to start setting up your events. We also have robust customization options so you can get the most out of your event listing.

NOTE: To get started, eblink{sign up=>https://www.eventbrite.com/signup target=_blank} or eblink{log in=>https://www.eventbrite.com/login target=_blank} to your Eventbrite account, then select "Create Event." This brings you to the first part of creating your event, called "Edit."

Step 1: Event Details

1. Add a title, and set the date and time.

Step 1: Event Details is the first step on the Edit page.
Step 1: Event Details is the first step on the Edit page.

We only require an "Event Title" (keep it under 75 characters) plus the date & time of the event (make sure your eblink{time zone=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3256} is correct) to get started.

TIP: At any point you can choose to "Save" your event and return later or "Preview" to see what it looks like so far. You can update "Event Details" at any time, even after publishing.

2. Set the venue location.

If you’re not sure what your venue will be, you can enter just a city and state in the address field (or start typing for predictive completion). Your location will show up on a Google map below, which shows up on your event listing as you see it here (uncheck to remove it or zoom to adjust).

TIP: You can also select "Enter address" to manually enter an address if Google doesn’t recognize your location (or "Use past location").

PRO TIP: You can designate your event as online only by selecting the link "Online event" under the "Location" field. Use the "Reset Location" link to restart if your address isn’t right.

3. Add an event image.

Step 1: Event Details is the firest step on the Edit page. Event Image is located between the Start/End time and the Event Description sections.
Step 1: Event Details is the firest step on the Edit page. Event Image is located between the Start/End time and the Event Description sections.

Drag and drop, or select "Add Event Image" to eblink{add an eye-catching event image=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3226} that makes an impression on attendees.

TIP: For more information on choosing the best image to promote your event, eblink{take a look at this help center article=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=8898}.

NOTE: Any images you use must be yours or adhere to Creative Common copyright licences. eblink{Flickr=>https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/} has a great Creative Commons section, and you can browse or search through content under each type of licence to find photos. We recommend using photos under "Attribution License," which allows you to use the works as long as you give credit to the copyright owner.

4. Share details and other important information about your event.

Sell your event! Include information like a solid eblink{description=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3326} of what your event is about, who it’s for, your contact information, and your refund policy. You can also customize the styling of text here, add FAQs, and add eblink{images=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3225} and eblink{add video=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3233}.

5. Add information about the event organizer.

Step 1: Event Details is the first step on the Edit page. Organizer Name is the sixth section and appears above Step 2: Create Tickets.
Step 1: Event Details is the first step on the Edit page. Organizer Name is the sixth section and appears above Step 2: Create Tickets.

This information can be automatically pulled from "Organizer Profile", where you eblink{add all the details that populate your organizer page=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3458}. You can also edit or add organizer information here for this event only. Including social media links can help promote your group as well.

Step 2: Create Tickets

1. Create free or paid tickets.

For each ticket type you want to sell, all you need to do is give it a "Ticket Name" and "Quantity available", but you can also eblink{customize settings for each type=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3290}. By default, your eblink{ticket sales start=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3453} immediately and end an hour before your event.

TIP: If you don't see the correct currency and payout country, use the drop-down menus under Step 2: Create Tickets to eblink{set your event's currency and where you want to be paid=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3452}. You'll be paid in the currency you used to collect payments, and your bank must accept this currency in order for your funds to be processed.

NOTE: There’s no cost to use Eventbrite for selling free tickets! If your event has paid tickets, eblink{you have several options for how to handle fees=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=4375}.

2. Set the price for paid tickets.

When you enter a price for ​paid tickets, you'll see the "Buyer Total" below. By default, fees are added on top of the ticket price you set and paid by the ticket buyer, but you can eblink{choose to absorb fees and pay them yourself instead=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=4375}.

3. Set the total capacity for the venue.

The "Total Capacity" field adds up the total number of tickets you’ve created, but you can eblink{change this=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3308}.

EXAMPLE: Your venue has a total capacity of 200 people. You want all of those spots to be available as a general admission ticket and you want to offer 50 VIP tickets. Your total capacity would add up to 250 when you create these ticket types, but you can edit that to keep the total number of tickets available to 200.

4. Add a donation ticket to collect donations.

It's easy to eblink{fundraise for the cause of your choice=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=6474} and add a "Donation" option. Just leave the quantity at 0 to accept unlimited donations.

Step 3: Additional Details

1. Mark your page as public or private.

Step 3: Additional Settings is the third step on the Edit page.
Step 3: Additional Settings is the third step on the Edit page.

Public pages appear on Eventbrite and are accessible to search engines while eblink{Private=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=5274} pages are not.

PRO TIP: To keep things exclusive, you can even eblink{password protect your event listing=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=5274}, make the event eblink{invitation only=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3462}, and/or eblink{add a special access code to reveal hidden tickets=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3922}.

2. Choose an event type and topic.

Select an "Event type" and "Event topic" to help people find your public event.

TIP: You'll also be able to set a sub-topic for your event!

NOTE: Event tags are automated and based on your event location, event type, event topic and event sub-topic. You can't edit or add additional tags for your event.

3. Show the number of tickets remaining (if you'd like).

Remaining Tickets is the last section of Step 3: Additional Settings on your event's Edit page.
Remaining Tickets is the last section of Step 3: Additional Settings on your event's Edit page.

Choose whether to eblink{show the number of tickets remaining on your event listing=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=10982} (this can help drive orders as tickets are close to selling out).

4. "Save" and "Preview" your draft event, or publish using "Make Event Live."

Save, Preview, and Make Event Live appear at the top of your draft event's Edit page.
Save, Preview, and Make Event Live appear at the top of your draft event's Edit page.

• Save: click "Save" when you’ve completed all three steps (your changes aren't saved automatically). • Preview: choose "Preview" to see how your event appears for attendees that visit your event listing. • Make Event Live: select "Make Event Live" to publish your event when you're ready to accept registrations.

PRO TIP: You’ll also want to check out the Manage page of your event, especially to make sure you’ve eblink{selected the payment option you want for processing transactions=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3490}, eblink{receiving your payout=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=4369}, and eblink{collecting custom information from attendees=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3231}.

NOTE: By default, your event will process payments with eblink{Eventbrite Payment Processing=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3490}. If you want to use a eblink{third-party payment system=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3771}, like PayPal, make sure to set this up before your first ticket sale!

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