ARE SPEAKERS ALSO ATTENDEES?
While speakers are presumably attending the event, the app is a tool for attendees, and from their perspective, speakers and other attendees are interesting for different reasons. As such, they have different profiles and locations on the app, which makes it easier for attendees at your event to distinguish between the two. So, at this time, creating a speaker profile does not automatically create an attendee profile for that speaker in your app. Of course, you're free to give your speakers attendee profiles as well. With our Import function, you can add all of your speakers to your Attendees listing in a few minutes using Excel. If you need any help with that, please feel free to contact Support.
Being an attendee may be required if you have elected to use a Registered Email security layer, which requires attendees to log before they can view the app.
CAN SPEAKERS EDIT THEIR PROFILES ON THE APP?
Similarly, when you log into the app (as you are prompted to do whenever you try to personalize it in some way), the app considers you an attendee. While a speaker can use any email to log into the app, they should be advised that they can only access their attendee profile; changes to this profile will not affect their speaker profile. To edit a speaker profile, you will need to send the speaker a self-edit link. (Read more about that in this article!)
CAN SPEAKERS NETWORK LIKE ATTENDEES?
To network without an attendee profile, speakers can just direct others to their speaker profiles, which include all the same biographical, contact, and social media information as attendee profiles. An attendee profile is only required for participating in attendee-to-attendee messaging.