Events Integration Plugin (Beta)

This plugin is in open beta. It will be officially launched in November 2022 along with subscriptions (free for communities, plans for businesses).

What does it do?

The Discourse Events Integration Plugin (DEIP) lets you integrate calendars, event discovery, event ticketing, event management and events from social network events Discourse. It currently supports the following service providers

Provider Type Notes
iCalendar Calendar Client e.g. Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar
Eventbrite Event Discovery
Meetup Event Groups Requires Meetup Pro
Humanitix Event Ticketing
Eventzilla Event Management

Any other calendaring, event discovery, event ticketing, event management or social network can be integrated. Please reach out to product@pavilion.tech for details.

How does it work?

The DEIP works with the event service providers you’re already using. When you create events in a provider like Google Calendar, Eventbrite or Meetup, the DEIP lets you automatically integrate those events into your Discourse community. That means you can schedule in your calendar, run ticketing in Eventbrite, publicise on Meetup.com and discuss on your Discourse.

Here’s a little intro to the functionality I’ve made for the beta

Learn more about getting started with the DEIP here

And read more about the plugin in the documentation

  1. Add a Provider
  2. Add a Source
  3. Add a Connection
  4. Automation and Management

Research and Development

The DEIP is the product of an EU-funded research project conducted by Pavilion, and is part of a wider project to develop a modern event data portability standard. Read more about the project here

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A few updates here

  1. This plugin will be merged into the Events Plugin for it’s final release.

  2. We’ll be applying the same subscription model (free for communities, plans for businesses) used for the Custom Wizard Plugin to the unified Events Plugin.

  3. I’m giving an overview of the event data model we developed as part of the research behind this plugin at the CalConnect conference in Nottingham (UK), next week. The main folks involved in the development of calendaring standards at the IETF will be there, so it should be interesting :slight_smile:

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That sounds fantastic. Will you post a note here/ somewhere once the combined plugin is released?

Yes :slight_smile:

@RGJ is Pavilion’s product lead on the release of v2 of the Events Plugin which will include this plugin and a number of other improvements.

We actually (just today) got our final report card from the EU’s DAPSI program for our work on this plugin.

Criterion 1 – Business Evaluation Score (0,00 – 20,00) 17
Criterion 2 - Technical Evaluation Score (0,00 – 50,00) 40
Criterion 3 – Assistance Trainings Score (0,00 – 10,00) 10
Criterion 4 – Participation in Final Event Score (0,00-20,00) 20
TOTAL Score (0,00-100,00) 87

Needless to say, we’re pretty excited about launching v2 of the Events Plugin with all of this work included!

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Still hoping for November 2022 release :innocent:

Hey @Nick_Tomlinson please reach out to us here

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