Once you've created an event that wows your attendees, you'll want to recreate that same great experience without reinventing the wheel. We make it easy to clone your event or import event features, and best of all, these save time! This article provides step-by-step guidance about cloning an event or importing event feature content to a new event.

Should I clone my event or import a few event features?

Before you start cloning, decide which option suits your event needs best.

  • Cloning your event is a great option if you create a lot of similar events that require the same features, and it's particularly useful if you create a "template" event as a base to clone every time.

  • Importing event feature content is a better option if much of your event content is different, and you simply want to pull a couple key features from one event over to another event.

Clone an event

⭐️ Keep in mind, no attendee data will transfer over to the cloned event. This includes wall posts, attendee lists, and personal agendas.

1. Click Clone

On the My Events page, click the Settings (⚙️) icon on the event you'd like to clone, and click Clone.

Screenshot of clicking Clone on an event from the My Events page.

2. Select the starting and ending dates

Select the starting and ending dates/times for your new event. Then, click Clone Event.

screenshot of the event starting and event ending date/time fields on the Clone Event modal.

⚠️ Caution! Make sure that you update the event location (if needed) before you change any session dates/times.

3. Review and edit the cloned event content

You're ready to edit your cloned event. Review the event carefully. Make sure you update and/or remove any feature content that doesn't apply to the cloned event, and pay particular attention to the Event Basics tab and images.

⭐️ Keep in mind, we recommend updating the name of the cloned event immediately after cloning to make sure there's no confusion while you're editing! 😉

Delete feature content that isn't relevant to your new event. Let's use the Agenda feature as an example. To quickly delete Agenda sessions, click the Features tab and edit the Agenda feature. Check the boxes next to specific sessions you want to delete, or check the Name checkbox to select all Agenda sessions. Click the three-dot icon and select Delete from the drop-down.

Screenshot of the process just described.

Click Yes to confirm that you'd like to delete the selected Agenda sessions.

Screenshot of clicking Yes to confirm deleting agenda sessions.

Import feature content to a new event

To export feature content from one event and import it to another event, follow the steps below.

1. Export content from the feature you want to import to the new event

First, export the content from the feature you want to copy over to your new event. Select all or only some of the content — the choice is yours! Check out this exporting existing feature content walkthrough for more details.

2. Delete the Unique Identifier column from the template

Next, delete the Unique Identifier column from the excel template. Make sure the name of the sheet in the file (not the file name) matches the new feature name you're importing into. Save the file.

Screenshot of deleting the Unique Identifier column in a spreadsheet.

3. Add a new feature to the new event

Within the new event, add a feature of the same type that you want to recreate. For example, if you want to import Game feature content, add a new Game feature to the event you want it in.

Screenshot of the Add Features button.

4. Import the feature content to the new event

Click the Import button on the new feature you added in step 3 and click Import. In the modal that appears, upload the excel template you edited in step 2. Check out how to import files for more details.

Screenshot of the

Once you publish your event, be sure to check out our Best Practices for Launching and Promoting an Event article for event promotion ideas!

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