Setting up Attendee controls and visibility for an event

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Organizers are able to control the event experience for their attendees by managing the permissions throughout the event.

All of the attendee actions and visibility are enabled by default. However, organizers can adjust and disabled them in the Event Dashboard > Venue > Venue Controls:

These settings include:

Attendee actions and privacy
Here you can select your attendee's default interactions and prevent ticket types from being contacted. Attendees can overwrite their own controls from inside their profile settings but can always be contacted by the organizer.

Note: We recommend to set the above options before any of your attendees or speakers register for the event to avoid the settings not being applied. For example, if you exclude certain ticket types from receiving 'Direct messages' after you register your speakers, the limitation will not apply; if you set the exclusions before registering your speakers then the limitations will apply as expected. This is also true for 'Schedule meetings' and 'Instant video call' options.

Attendee Visibility

You will be able to see and control this setting only if the People area is enabled in the Event Dashboard > Setup > Basics page. 

  • Show people list: Attendees will see a filterable list of event participants. This list will be shown on both the People Area in the left navigation bar and the people tab in the right side panel.
  • Show people count: Attendees will see the number of event participants.
Note: The People count refers to the number of people displayed at the top of the right hand panel within an event.


This also include the number of attendees that have registered for an event on the registration page:


My Agenda

  • My Agenda: Attendees can create a personal agenda from the event schedule

Instant commands

  • Giphy: Attendees can send gifs in the chat

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