Consider Your Audience

Understanding your goal will help you decide who you want to invite and why. This will help you choose the right venue, design your promotion, and more. You should have a clear admissions policy and include this policy on any promotional materials.

It is important to be realistic about your anticipated attendance. An event with 50 people sitting in a room that holds up to 200 can make you and others feel that your event is not successful or can disappoint invited speakers; it may be better to risk that a few people won't get in.

You should also consider what services may be necessary to enable everyone to participate. Please consult the Program for Students with Disabilities by visiting 1244 Haley Center or by calling (334) 844-2096. Employees' requests for accommodations should be directed to the ADA/504 Compliance Office in 5 Quad Center or by calling (334) 844-4794.

Last Updated: September 18, 2015