Assigning event coordinators and event contacts often gets confusing. While their names may be similar, their purposes are very different. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Should I assign this person as my event contact or coordinator?”, refer to this quick guide.
The event contact is directly connected to the location chosen for your event. The contact field should not be used to identify the team member organizing the event. For example, if your event is taking place at the Classic Center, you would search for the name of the Classic Center Event Coordinator in the contact field. This is beneficial for future event organizers who can look up past event locations to identify the correct contact for the venue.
To assign one or more of your team members as the “contact” for your event, you will need to add them as a coordinator. Once someone has been established as a coordinator, they will be able to create tasks and receive email alert reminders. Not only can you add individuals as coordinators, but you can also add committees.