SUBMIT AN EVENT
Thank you for your interest in adding to our Visit Twin Cities calendar! We know the metro area is teeming with activity, and we would love to show our visitors all of the things they can see and do while they’re here. To add to our event calendar, follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Creating an Account
For your first event submission, you will have to register for an account. Create whatever username you prefer—your username must be unique and cannot be changed. You will need to enter an email address you have access to. Only one account can be attached to each email address. Once you register, an email will be sent to your email address to confirm your account and allow you to create a password.
Confirm Your Account
Click the link in the confirmation email. You will see a webpage with a pre-filled, randomly generated secure password. You can replace this password with whatever you like. We encourage you to use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and characters for security; however, this is not a requirement. Feel free to keep the generated password. If you forget your password, you can recover access to your account by using the “Forgot password?” link.
Login and Update
Login to your account using your username and password. When you first login, fill out your profile. The only required fields are username (set when you registered), email address and password. However, you may also add additional information, such as your first and last name and a description.
When you are done filling out your profile, click “Update Profile.” The page will reload, and you will see a message at the top of the page confirming that your account has been updated.
Step 2: Submitting an Event
Add Your Event
To submit an event, log into your account and click on the Events tab at the top of the page and click “Add Event.” Put the title of your event in the first text box at the top of the page, enter a description of your event in the section below, and add other event details into their appropriate areas (e.g., date, price, location).
For the location and organizers, you may add a new location or organization if the correct one does not exist already in the dropdown menu. Locations and organizations must have unique names. If you use a location or organization that already exists, please confirm that the details of that location or organization are correct. You can check this by clicking the Venues or Organizers tab on the left side of the screen. If any information is incorrect, please notify the visit-twincities.com administrators at email@example.com, and we will update the information as quickly as possible.
If you have a photo you would like to include for the event, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Photo for [insert event name] Event Submission.”
You do not need to fill out any additional information on the page below The Events Calendar section of this page.
Save a Draft
At any point before submission, you may save a draft of your event by clicking “Save Draft” at the top of your event page. To return to edit your event later, log in to your Visit Twin Cities account, go to the Events tab at the top of the page and click “Edit Events” in the dropdown menu. You will see a list of all of the events you have entered on Visit Twin Cities.
Hover over the titles of events and you will see links to Edit or Quick Edit each event. Clicking “Edit” takes you to a full page where you can change the event title, description and all event details. Clicking “Quick Edit” allows you to change the title, date and category of the event
Preview and Submit
Before submitting your event, consider previewing it by returning to your event form, and clicking Preview above the Submit for Review button. This will allow you to see your event page exactly as it will appear once published.
Once you have finished adding information about your event, scroll back up to the top of the page and click “Submit for Review.” Once the event is successfully submitted, the page will reload with a confirmation message at the top of the page.
Step 3: The Review Process
Wait for Approval
Events will be reviewed for approval once per week by Visit Twin Cities administrators. The best way to ensure that your event is approved is to include as much information about the event as possible, select one appropriate tag for the event and tailor your description to the Twin Cities visitor market. If the site administrators have any question, they will send them to your account email address.
To check the approval status of your events, log in to your account, go to the Events tab at the top of the page and click “Edit Events” in the dropdown menu. You will see a list of all of the events you have entered on Visit Twin Cities.
When and if your event is published by Visit Twin Cities, you will no longer be able to edit it and it will appear on our events calendar. Please ensure that all information is correct before submitting your event for review.