Who Uses This Software?

Sched is a great solution for festivals, conferences, meetings, conventions, and academic events with multiple tracks or complex schedules.


Average Ratings

25 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Sched
  • sched.org
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

About Sched

Manage your event schedule, speakers, and sponsors while providing attendees with a personal agenda builder & mobile apps.


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Sched Features

  • Attendee Management
  • Badge Management
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Gamification
  • Room Block Management
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Ticketing
  • Volunteer Management
  • Weddings/Parties

Sched Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Sched is my best friend!

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What DON'T I love about this software? I love that it does whatever I want--I love that it's accessible and can be organized in so many different views, I love that it's embeddable on other sites, that the links to individual events are shareable, that it's COLOR CODED. I guess if I had to boil it down, I love that Sched creates a central place where my entire event can be housed, with all its moving pieces and participants, and that it's equally friendly to internal and external audiences.

Cons: I might be missing this, but it might be fun to be able to upload artwork for individual sessions. I've also had people ask for a maps function, so it might be cool to be able to see all my venues on a map or diagram, with addresses attached.

I'm sure I haven't even begun to understand all that Sched is capable of. I just love that it works for me every year and that my users are getting more acquainted with it, so. . . thanks for staying consistent and continuously improving our experience!

Overall: Communication is the main problem that Sched solves. It's an at-a-glance snapshot of an entire evening that easily drills down into specifics. It invites interaction, so that's another communication problem solved/helped. I couldn't be more thrilled to have Sched working on my event's behalf. Thank you!

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Excellent package and service

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One-stop shop for event management: attendees, speakers/handouts, exhibitors, rooms, messaging, feedback, social sharing....

Mobile-friendly site and app for participants to create/manage their schedules, submit feedback, share content, etc..

Smart import/export/update

Responsive personal tech support

Good pricing plans especially for nonprofits

Cons: We ran into a couple of small limitations (e.g. can't embed image in e-mail blast), but we found workarounds and Sched team is using our feedback to improve their platform.

Overall: We used to publish our own website with conference info; it had the basic info, but it was hard to keep the pieces consistent. Now we link to the Sched site from our event page and attendees find everything there. Speakers can post their pix and handouts and complete/update their profiles and send e-mail blasts to all who signed up for their workshop. We got good reporting and from it (and Google Analytics) see a high engagement rate (not just page views; over half set up accounts and created a personal schedule). This is all from their lowest service level/tier; higher levels integrate more with registration/payment etc., but we already have an online store and used it for front-end registration.

Sched offers great value plus great support

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I think Sched's customer service is TERRIFIC. Every time I had a problem or question, they responded promptly and helpfully. When we first used Sched in 2017, we had lots of questions about integrating it with Eventbrite and displaying it in particular ways, and their support made it so easy. We returned in 2018 because we had such a good experience. Overall, Sched is very easy to use and customize.

Cons: Sched is still lacking some features that would be useful for academic conferences, but their customer support team has indicated that they are giving them some thought. Specifically, author order is alphabetical (except in the admin area and on Android phones), and multi-paper sessions aren't easy to group together. For this, we've tried two different hacks, neither that good. Nonetheless, these weren't deal breakers!

Overall: This makes it so much easier for our conference attendees to read descriptions and customize schedules. It is inexpensive and easy to use.

NO NETWORKING FUNCTIONALITY?

Sep 02, 2016
2/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Usability

Cons: Connectivity between delegates is ZERO

Overall: As an attendee of an event, Sched is very easy to use, until you want to connect with another attendees and then it's TERRIBLE. You have to rely on the delegates uploading their social network accounts and then use Linked in or FB to message them. This is not good. We have received many complaints within 24 hours of launching the service. FAIL.

Vendor Response

by Sched on December 11, 2017

Hey Jasper,

Thank you for taking the time to review and help Sched improve. I'm sorry for my delayed response, Capterra didn't publish this review for me to see until December 2017 for some reason.

Networking is something we're looking into improving down the road. It's definitely not our strong-suit currently and I'm really sorry that the lack of attendee messaging was a surprise to you. We should have done a better job clarifying that before you decided to use Sched at your event.

Our current strength is on the planning / rsvp side of things, to help organizers like yourself better forecast what will be popular and help attendees reserve seats and check-in at the event. We also make it easy to manage your event from one place by publishing info both on your site and app in one go.

We're passionate about improving and helping organizers like yourself throw better events. We'll keep at it and perhaps you'll give us another shot some day.

Cheap Affordable App for Conference

Sep 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Sched is really simple to use. They have fantastic customer service. The price was very affordable for our budget. They are constantly developing their software to provide more services. We have over 250 events during our conference and they have a smiley face rating system and we were also able to post a survey for each session.

Cons: There are a few reporting functions that are not available. Some were there before they updated their system and others features would be nice to add. We'd love a push notification on schedule changes. We'd love to download a report that included speaker bios or an alphabetical list of speakers and their sessions would be ideal.

Sched review

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Sched app is a great option for managing events where attendees will register. I only have experience using it within the field of education, but was very pleased. The best aspects are the:

1. customer support and online help

2. ability to categorize sessions

3. ability to link with social media platforms

4. quick uploads with spreadsheets (importing)

5. visual layout of schedule

6. user-friendliness for attendees

7. mobile-friendly website and app

Cons: I have no real major concerns to submit; however, I would point out that our attendees were confused by one feature (which was not Sched's fault). Attendees can "register" for sessions on the app; but we used this feature so that attendees could more so plan their schedule and find back-up sessions, not to actually reserve spots. It would be great if this was an actual feature somehow.

Overall: Positive. I highly recommend it if you have the money in the budget.

Sched has been amazingly useful

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The simplicity of use by the event admin. It's well designed and sensible. The bulk upload for speakers and sessions is fantastic! And the customer support has been very responsive. We like the way it generates sessions/room, also - we print them and tape to the door.

Cons: The attendee's individual schedule should be easier to find (they don't expect to have to click on their photo). I have struggled to find info in the help section - it's a little had to find details.

Overall: We have used Sched three times for campus-wide conference style events with over 100 sessions each, attended by 600+ people. It is easy to use for the event admin, and provides a clean user interface for the attendees.

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Sched's intuitive design taught me how to conference-plan

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Visually appealing and professional, easy to collaborate with facilitators and speakers to add their own session info, great feedback reports. Support is fast and super helpful. Appreciate the discounted rate for educational/non-profits.

Cons: Some people want a print program, but I feel great about supporting our organization's sustainability initiative by using an electronic schedule. Easy to update as needed, too!

Overall: We are building momentum for professional development by keeping Sched as the "look" of our event for the past three years.

Everything in a single website

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it organizes everything in one place. Also, we've (IB Dunia) used it for our teachers' conference since 2014, so people know it, and are comfortable with it. I like the ability to upload speakers and sessions from CSV templates.

Cons: I entered a speaker's email incorrectly, but never received a bounce notice, so she didn't receive the invitation, and I didn't know this until the last minute. :(

Overall: I love not only the ease of use, but the fact that it lets us run so much closer to paperless! Far less waste! =)

Great Tool for Planners

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's really easy to use and fits within my clients budget. Sched provides a quick platform for posting an online agenda that allows for survey feedback, sponsor exposure, and speaker highlights.

Cons: I really don't have any complaints about the software.

Overall: I work with quite a few non-profits and Sched provides a quick and easy platform for hosting an online agenda that does not break the bank. Its extremely easy to use and the customer service department is ready and willing to quickly assist it if needed.

SCHED HTH

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's ability to allow us to create an online agenda with workshops, deep dives etc. for our event attendees; it's ability to let attendees enroll for workshops etc.

Cons: We only use it once a year for a very large event and I feel like I have to relearn it every year because of changes that have been made to the software.

Overall: It's probably a great software for people that use it consistently but for user's like me - who only use it once a year it's not so great.

Outstanding Scheduling Software

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was easily accessible to me and all of our users. Not difficult to use (with a few exceptions that the amazing customer support people worked through with me). It helped engage and excite our conference attendees and prospective attendees!

Cons: Some of the changes to the formate between last year and this, were a bit challenging, but ultimately resolved.

Great success

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to have multiple admins make changes and the ease of use are what we liked best for our event. Out of 120 people of varying technical comfort levels, no one had an issue.

Cons: Some improvements to the mobile experience would be great.

Overall: Experience with Sched was great. We've used this app a few years in a row, and are very happy with it. Customer Support is awesome as well!

This is our 5th year using Sched and it's so easy to use and their customer service is outstanding!

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Customer Service - quick responses and always willing to assist.

User-friendly admin side and lots of options.

Looks great!

They are constantly improving and adding new features every year.

Cons: We use it for our educational technology conference to let attendees easily plan which sessions they want to attend. For our purposes, we have no "cons."

Perfectly Simple

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Love the simplicity and ease of use allowing us to easily map out schedules for our programs.

Cons: Hard to find something that we did not like about the software. Only suggestion would be to make more customizable printing options

Overall: Really loved having an online platform that was easy to edit and easy to share. The mobile platform for the attendees helped reduce printing.

Sched

Oct 03, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is user friendly and the email update feature for attendees is helpful.

Cons: I wish there were better opportunities to feature sponsors and organize Sponsors, Partners, Associate Member Exhibitors, etc.

Overall: We are moving closer to a paperless conference each year and online scheduling is a necessary part of that process.

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Professional Development Platform

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use platform to organize and facilitate multi-session professional learning events

Cons: Sched requested feedback on ways to better meet our needs; Minor feedback was provided to improve my overall experience

Overall: Service team is very responsive and values customer experience

Sched is absolutely the best scheduling service out there.

Sep 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It looks good. It can be embedded to your website. It's an app. It's a dedicated service. You can add your speakers, sponsors, sessions... etc. It's very versatile and functional.

P.S. Sched was a sponsor of ours so I'm not sure about the value for money. I'd imagine though that this kind of service is definitely worth it.

Cons: Manipulating the embedded parts isn't the easiest but it still trumps all other services.

Uploading photos & logos can be a bit laborious but it's better than having a non-uniform appearance.

The Best, Brightest, and Easy to Use Scheduler

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, upload capabilities via spreadsheet

Cons: Can get overwhelming when there are a lot of options/sessions on the schedule

Overall: I have used Sched for several years with multiple organizations. I have referred the product to other groups who have gone on to use the product with their conferences.

I have used 6 different apps and always come back to Sched for my festival conference. It gets the j

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is easy to set up, use, integrate into our website and looks good. It works well on everyone's phone at the conference.

Cons: It doesn't have all the functionalities we need. We also have had a terrible time getting it in the store but not sure it is their fault.

Great solution for communicating with employees about differentiated professional learning

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy access to upload and edit information

Ease of use to customize

Cons: Some participants struggled to engage with the product.

Easy to learn and so many benefits for $125

Feb 05, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: If you want a software that's easy to learn and use, and makes you look good, get Sched. Incredibly product for the price. Customization costs a bit more, but if you're a paid event with a lot of attendees, stop complaining. You can't find a good product for free!

Sched looks good, works great, and is staffed by a team of genuinely kind and smart people. Love the school and non-profit discount. Thanks for making me look like a champion, guys!

Review from an attendee of a conference that used Sched

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Super!

When you've made your pick which sessions you want to attend just select them using Sched and your personalized schedule is available, without having to go through the whole schedule of the entire event.

Cons: As an attendee I did not encouter any cons ...

Overall: Quickly scroll through personalized events and sessions or swith to the overall schedule of the event in case you need to.

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Sched engaged more participants

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Sched kept our three day conference running smoothly. Room assignments, updates, and overall communication. Our feedback survey (google doc) was right there and we received far more evaluations than usual.

Cons: I did not see any cons. I would have liked to have had the additional upgraded features and will probably upgrade for another event.

I haven't found a better value.

Oct 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Core functionality is solid at a price that I haven't found anyone else get close to.

Cons: If more could be done with push notifications or faster data refresh for last minute changes, that would be great.