(Originally posted 17 Feb 2016, edited 25 June 2016) Do you hold events that would be of interest to the EDT community? The Technology Committee of the IEDTA invites all IEDTA members to announce EDT events on our website.
Event listings are appropriate for things which go on our Events Calendar: single events (perhaps taking place over several days), such as lectures, conferences, immersions, etc., which are open to all members of the EDT community. Core training meetings (which are open only to enrollees), and announcements for core trainings (which include multiple individual meetings) do not belong in the Events Calendar.
In addition, we have “Posts“—items of interest to the EDT community, which appear (or whose initial lead-in appears) on the main page of our iedta.net website. What you are reading right now is an example of a Post. Except in the case of IEDTA-sponsored events such as our International Conference, posts are not appropriate for announcements of single events, which should be listed as Events, as described above. However, if you are planning a series of events, a Post would be an appropriate way to announce your series. For example, if you are planning to offer a new core training, or if you are announcing openings in an existing training program, a Post is appropriate. Also, if you are offering the same workshop on several occasions, a Post would be appropriate to describe the workshop, and it would also be appropriate to have the workshop listed in the Event Calendar as and Event each time you offer it. The same goes for a series of events where the individual events can be attended independently, such as a film series. This has the advantage that each individual event can link back to the Post, which will have the longer description. Posts also include other items of interest to the EDT community such as reviews of EDT-related resources such as books.
To get your Event listed on our Events Calendar, go to the main calendar page (accessible from the site by clicking on INFO>Events, or clicking here). From there, follow the link to the “Suggest an Event” page, which in turn has a link to the form for creating a new calendar listing.
The Event listing includes both free-form description and specific fields for dates, location, organizer contact information, among others. The program that we use to manage the calendar is designed to make it easy to re-use the same information about the event organizer for multiple events; in the same way it is also easy to re-use the location/venue information. If you have posted an Event before and the organizer and/or venue information is the same, please re-use the previous information to avoid duplicate records in the system. Please bear with the complexity when you list your first Event.
Once you submit your listing there will be a brief review process; we hope to post events within 2-3 days of submission. If a week goes by and your Event has not been posted, please email us at email@example.com.
Please note that Calendar Events are most appropriate for events that are open to therapists in general. Events such as meetings of core training groups, which are open only to enrollees, would not be included. However, a new core training group might be announced as a Post (see below). Similarly, add-on events do not generally get a separate listing; if your conference has an optional supervision component in the days following, by all means mention it in the description, but we would generally not have a separate Events Calendar listing.
If you have an event-related announcement (such as an announcement of a series of events) which you would like to appear as Post, please email your text and a suggested Post title to firstname.lastname@example.org. To suggest a non-event related Post which you think might be of interest to the EDT community, please email it to email@example.com.
The main page of the IEDTA website has “headlines” for a number of Posts; clicking on the headline takes the viewer to the full text of the post. When a post is first published, its headline appears at the top of the main page headlines. As other Posts are published, the headline will be pushed down until it lands on the second page, and so on. However, your full Post will still be accessible on the site.
- these announcements are for events that IEDTA members and EDT organizations give or sponsor; if you have heard about an event that you think would be of interest to EDT practitioners but that you are not sponsoring, the EDT-List email discussion is the appropriate venue to inform colleagues; and
- we reserve the right to edit Events and Posts for clarity, length, and style guidelines specific to our site.