That DIY setup for conference organizing sounds very familiar.

One thing we did in the past was to use tabeltop.js ( to pull the data out of the google sheet
and display it in a much nicer format. That might be one quick way to have
more control over display.


On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:49 AM Alex Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>

> Hello,
> (Cross-posted on the ICOCL list as well.)
> I'm looking for a tool that can help my academic library consortium manage
> a small (just over 100 attendees, typically) onsite conference.
> We have customised our website's CMS to accommodate most user facing
> aspects, such as presenting program information.
> But our behind-the-scenes workflows are ductaped out of JotForm (our
> forms/surveys tool), Google Sheets, MailChimp, and CSV files. Those who
> propose sessions do so by filling in a form in JotForm. A team of eight
> reviews the submissions in a Google Sheet. We send out email notifications
> to proposers using MailChimp. Finally, we export the accepted proposals in
> CSV format and import them into the CMS to create the online schedule.
> Of all these pieces, the reviewing proposals component is the weakest
> piece. It's not a lot of fun reviewing 50-odd proposals in a spreadsheet,
> especially for some of the less techie members of the team. This is what
> we’re looking to optimize.
> So, I’m  looking for something to help us. Web applications, workflows,
> whatever you've got.
> Alex
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> Alex Armstrong
> Web Developer & Digital Strategist, AMICAL Consortium
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