Creating an Event

Kickstart your event creation in Element451 with a basic setup: create the event foundation and prepare for advanced details.

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Written by Eric Range
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This article walks you through the initial step in creating a new event. This process creates a shell or foundation for the event, lists it under Engagement > Events > All Events, and opens the editor for advanced configuration.

Once you have completed creating the event, you can move on to adding more details and advanced configurations (adding details, adding dates/occurrences, creating a registration form).

Creating an Event

  1. Navigate to Engagement > Events > All Events.

  2. Click the + icon in the bottom right of the Events page. The New Event Form will open.

  3. Configure the basic details about your event (outlined in the table below).

  4. When you're finished, click Create Event.

πŸ›‘ You're not done! You still have several more steps to complete before your event is ready to publish. Next, explore the article, Adding + Editing Event Details.

Basic Event Details

Event Name

The name people will see for your event, e.g. Campus Tour.

Make it a Zoom

This option will enable you to integrate your Zoom account to create a virtual event under the Date section.

For more information on the Zoom integration, see Zoom Integration: Getting Started.

Event Type

Event types are for internal use only, allowing you to select one per event. They can be used for segmenting and providing valuable data insights, aiding in the strategic analysis of your events.

Event Types are added and managed in Event Settings.


Event categories act as tags for your events, visible on both the event and the events site. You can apply multiple categories to an event, and students can filter by these categories on the events site.

Event Categories are added and managed in Event Settings.


Configure who should be able to see the event online.

  • Private: Only accessible via a link (e.g., an event just for admitted students). Note: If you create a private event, you must include the event URL when sending an invitation.

  • Public: Anyone can find it on your Events Site.


Turning this setting on enables event registration and adds a customizable sign-up form for collecting attendee information. This is helpful for events with limited spots or when you need to know your attendee count and details.

For guidance on tailoring these forms, see Creating an Event Registration/Signup Form + Payments.

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