What does it mean to enable Event Registration, and how can you make the most of it?

If you've enabled Event Registration (RSVP) for your meeting, you'll see a blue Register button in the upper righthand corner of of the live meeting.

Enabling Event Registration allows participants who plan to join your virtual meeting to click the Registration button and choose either I'm going, Interested or Can't make it from the drop-down menu. This allows you to get a rough count of meeting attendees, and can help you anticipate the number of people who may be participating virtually. If you see a high number of RSVPs - either I'm going or Interested - you can plan to have additional staffing before your meeting begins.

Next you have the option to toggle on Require Registration to view event. This is not required by default. It will be indicated in green if enabled.
Note: Requiring registration will raise the barrier to entry, and deter some from joining your meeting.
You can select the data fields you want to collect and whether they're required for registration, as well as Enable speaker pre-registration through the admin settings under More Registration Options:

Note: You must check the box next to the field (email, phone, etc.) under the "Show" column as well as the box in the "Require" column if you want to make that field required. Otherwise, the required field will not be visible to the public, and the participant won't be able to advance past the registration form. Again, the more fields you require, the higher the barrier to entry becomes. We recommend keeping required fields to a minimum.

Once you publicize your meeting link and have a few registrants, you can find your list of attendees and their RSVP status on the meeting, under Attending (before the meeting.) The number of attendees added to your list is noted on the button (1 in the example below.)

Once your meeting has ended, the button will change to # Participated (note the number is 8 in the example below.) You'll still have acess to your list of attendees after the meeting has passed.

Related articles:
Manually adding participants to a meeting

How to create a new meeting or event
Signing participants into a meeting
How to collect questions for the meeting presenter
Entering paper survey responses
How to add an event to your project page

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