The Events Management System is an online portal that allows staff to create online registration pages for events. Attendees are able to register through these webpages for events once the URLs become active.
This online registration system has many features, including:
- Ability to accept cash, check, credit card or wire transfer and send invoices
- Easy tracking of participants and payments
- Collection of civil rights and demographic information
- Group registrations
- Payment of event expenses and reimbursements
- Complete event cost analysis if income and expenses are run through Event Services
Logging into EMS
You will need to use your MSU NetID and password to access the ANR Events Management System.
- You will only need to use the portion of your email prior to the @ symbol to login to the system.
- For example: email@example.com will use “sparty” to login
To access the ANR Events Management System, visit https://events.anr.msu.edu.
If you need additional support, please contact ANR Technology Services.
What information do I need to know to start building an event?
To help guide you through the process of creating an event in the Events Management System, use the following documents:
- Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating an Event - This document will guide you through the process of creating an event in the system.
- Event Information for Creation of Registration System - This form can be used to assist you with collecting and preparing the information you need to create an event in the system. This form will be particularly helpful in the development of your first few events in the system. Once you have more familiarity and comfort with the system, entering the events without use of this document will be much easier.
- Activation Checklist - Use this checklist prior to requesting activation of your event in the Events Management System to help expedite the activation process.
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Group Registration Feature
Group registration in ANR Events Management System is a helpful tool when registering multiple individuals from the same family or organization. Group registration allows you to collect information for a primary contact, such as a parent of multiple youth or administrative assistant, while also collecting registration information for other participants, such as multiple children or members of an organization. This tool allows you to anonymously collect demographic information for each participant before moving to the next participant’s registration.
Group registration must be requested before it can be integrated in your event registration. If you are interested in utilizing or learning more about group registration, please contact MSU Extension ANR Event Services.
Have you created an event in the past and have an upcoming event that is the same? Instead of creating a new event, you can duplicate your event in EMS! Simply duplicate the event and update the information to reflect any new dates, times, locations, organizers, or additional information as necessary.
Once you have created an event, MSU Extension ANR Event Services will review your event prior to activating it - the public will not be able to access your event until the event is marked active by MSU Extension ANR Event Services.Every event in EMS goes through a review process before the link becomes live. Allow at least one week for your event to move through the activation process. This allows your registration page to be tested and reviewed to make sure everything is working and ready for public viewing.
Where can I find training on EMS?
Step-by-step training instructions and videos can be found on the Training Materials page located here.
EMS Updates and Improvements
Below you will find the latest updates and improvements that have been made to the events management system.
Reports available for PEARS II data collection (3/30/22)
Civil Rights Reporting is now available for both adult and youth data collection. The reports are available in an onscreen display as well as an excel download for ease of use. Information is aggregated in a way to make data entry into PEARS easier for educators. In addition, there are two new features that allow organizers to select a specific input to run a civil rights report. For example, if you have a registration with multiple date options you can run the report isolate each date for civil rights information. Organizers are also able to do specific sorts by county(ies) or zip code(s).
A detailed document has been developed to show you the civil rights fieldsets and reports. You can access the file here.
Over the course of the next few weeks, MSU Extension ANR Event Services will be working to update some of our standard event templates and removing outdated templates. If you need something specific more immediately, please don't hesitate to reach out to ANR Event Services to discuss options.
New Fieldset Templates and Civil Rights Data Collection Information (1/17/22)
The EMS has received updates over the past month to help make it easier for event organizers to manage COVID policy compliance, adult demographics, 4-H status and age and youth demographics. These fields have been standardized to allow for both event-based and system wide reporting.
There has also been changes to the civil rights collection field for both adults and youth processes. The new collection process is labeled "PEARS II" in the system and will be the default setting for all events after January 1, 2022 that had not collected any registration data. There are slight differences between youth and adult data collected and as a result this change does mean the event organizers will need to determine by registration process if the registration process is designed to collect youth information or adult information. The reporting for this collection process will be in place no later than the end of March.
A detailed document has been developed to show you how to submit fieldsets and additional details on the specific new templates that are available for your use. You can access the file here.
Over the course of the next few weeks, MSU Extension ANR Event Services will be working to update some of our standard event templates to include the COVID and demographic templates. If you need something specific more immediately, please don't hesitate to reach out to ANR Event Services to discuss options.