In addition to entering any and all information through our online dashboard, you may quickly and easily bulk upload information into our system. We have included all formats in one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet example.
Things to Note
Separate spreadsheets ✓
Save your resources (agenda, exhibitors, speakers, etc.) as separate spreadsheets. For simplicity, we've included multiple resources on our example spreadsheet. When spreadsheets are uploaded, however, it will done one resource at a time.
Spreadsheet data begins top left ✓
Make sure your spreadsheet has data beginning in first column and the first row. There should be no cells above or to the left of your spreadsheet data.
Match spreadsheet headings exactly ✓
Be sure you are using Gather Digital's terminology for all of your spreadsheet uploads. Refer to the example spreadsheet and copy and paste headings to ensure you are using the exact same heading labels. For example, use the heading of "Name" and not
"Session Name" for the column containing session titles. Do not copy the example spreadsheet labels denoting the different resources. The rows beginning with the text, such as "AGENDA FORMAT EXAMPLE" or "SPEAKER FORMAT EXAMPLE," should be omitted.
Delete ✓ not hide
For columns containing data you will not be using, please delete the column. Do not hide it! Hiding the column may cause unintended data to be imported or uploads to fail. Hidden columns can create headaches when importing, so pare your spreadsheet down to include only information you need.
Remove any extra cells ✓
After you feel you've got all of your data entered into your spreadsheet, do a final review. Scroll to the right to make sure there is no unnecessary data past what should be your last column. Scroll to the bottom as well and make sure there is no unintended information entered in a row below the scope of your spreadsheet.