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The Firebird commerce module gives lots of flexibility for the types of tickets and other items that delegates can buy for your project.

Your products can be configured in such a way that some items can only be purchased if a delegate has purchased the correct pre-requisite item(s).

For example:

A delegate can only buy a place at the evening reception if they have purchased a professional ticket but if they want to go to the post event rock concert then they need to have purchased a student ticket.

These powerful features allow different combination of products to be controlled and sold.

But, for the more complex projects, it can be confusing to a buyer to know what combinations can be bought together and so we have improve the feedback to delegates telling them exactly what they need to know to move forward.

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The Firebird software is a great platform for collecting submissions from people and allowing them to be peer reviewed.

That’s a process that works well for academic conferences, award applications or any other process requiring submission and review.

By default, we use the word Submission when talking about the data being uploaded for review but sometimes that’s just not the right word for it:

  • Maybe your project is for proposing conference symposia and you want Submission to be called Symposium.
  • Maybe your project is for an award and you want Submission to be called Award Application.
  • Maybe your project is for recruitment and you want your Submission to be called Job Application

Now, with Firebird, you can call your Submission what ever you like providing clarity and simplicity for all your users including administrators, submitters and reviewers.

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Think Business Events have chosen Firebird to supply their Proposal Submission and Review software for the English Australia Conference 2018 taking place in Sydney, from 19 – 21 September 2018.

The conference will provide professional development and up-to-date information to enable delegates to learn from and network with colleagues and peers from around Australia as well as government stakeholders, regulatory bodies and suppliers of products and services to the English language sector.

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What an exhibition!

There was snow on the outside but it was warm and busy on the inside.  This was our first year at Confex and, apparently, foot fall was down due to the bad weather.  That didn’t stop us from being kept extremely busy from all the people we talked to.

As well as conference organisers, it was also great to meet other exhibitors, to find out where they sat in the conference lifecycle and to find overlaps and synergies between our services.

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Confex 2018 – Just about anything and everything to do with Events and Conferences


Overall, we met people from all sorts of organisations and jobs including conference organisers, technologists, venue managers, students and let us not forget the BBQ Party Organisers who had come over from Germany to tell everyone about their great product.

In fact, so varied was Confex, that I think it’s fair to say that we learnt about jobs and services that we didn’t even know existed!

So what did we learn?

Well, from all the people who picked up a morning snack from our stand, we learnt that Orange Club biscuits were more popular than Jaffa Cakes!

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The firebird team in action.

More seriously, we learnt that there are a lot of conference organisers making do with poor submission and review systems.  On more than one occasion the phrases “Copy & Paste” and “Excel” came up conjuring up images of many hours lost doing painstaking but simple administrative tasks.

It was such a delight to get such positive feedback on the Firebird system and to see eyes light up when we demonstrated how Firebird solved simple problems that other software hadn’t addressed.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to talk to everyone who were waiting to meet us and I know that not everyone was able to make it through the snow to Confex this year.  But if you did miss us then we would still love to talk to you so please do get in touch.

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The Firebird founders – Paul and Dan

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Diamond Light Source have chosen Firebird to supply submission, review and delegate registration software for the 10th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology.

NSS10 brings together experts to discuss and share the information on latest research advances of science and technology in the nanoscale regime including (but not limited to) electronic, optical, magnetic, mechanical and transport properties of nanoscale systems and nanoscale devices, as well as characterisation tools to study them.

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