Running events is currently illegal almost everywhere. If you planned an event in the next weeks, you will likely need to cancel or postpone it. pretix is here to make your day easier, even in this situation:
To limit the economic damage due to the cancellation of your event, we've collected a few tips for you. In particular, if you have a community that cares about your event, you can utilize some special pretix features to make it easy for your attendees to support you in these rough times. Combined with a good communication strategy, this can help you prevent the worst.
Obviously, you cannot replace every event with a virtual gathering and we can't have everything we love about events in the digital space. However, there are more possibilities than you might think, and at a very affordable price, given that there's no rent or catering cost.
Your workshop can become a webinar, your coaching can become a video call, or your concert can become a live stream. Of course, you can use pretix to sell tickets for all of these as well! You're not bound to a specific tool either, but you can use almost any webinar or live stream software. We've also integrated one into pretix itself. Please talk to us and we'll be happy to help you choose the right one for your plans.
For more complex events, you can combine all of these into one
event experience: Live streaming, video calls, text chat, audience questions. All of these in
one interface is what venueless
is all about, a new platform for digital events, developed by ourselves and some partners.
One of the hardest aspects to take online is the networking part of your event.
For many business events, networking is just as important as the actual content. We're
therefore happy to present you two partners of ours who can help you bring this aspect online
through their innovative platforms:
The digital conference solution by ascrion and the event community app
talque. Both systems are already connected
to pretix through our API, so you can continue to sell your tickets as usual.
This is a unique situation for us as well. But we're here for you, like always. Our team of experts can be reached for questions on this and many other topics via phone or e-mail. We're all in this together, and we're talking to event organizers with the same problems as you on a daily basis. We're happy to discuss your options with you – even if it's not about pretix.
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