How It Works: Call For Papers

Jiffy Events provides feature-rich, online submission forms for conferences, film festivals, award nominations, and more.  Our cloud-based form builder gets you up and running quickly, with a form that matches your workflow perfectly.  The Jiffy Events submissions process is outlined on this page.  If you have questions or encounter any uncertainty along the way, we are always happy to help.  Simply reach out to us using the contact form, or take advantage of our complimentary concierge setup.

1 – Review Your Default Submissions Form

When you create your account with Jiffy Events, a basic online submissions form is created for you.  Take a look at the questions on the form, by navigating to Sessions -> Fields.  If the default fields are sufficient, you’re ready to go!  Simply enable the form using the button on the main Submissions page, and follow the nearby “see them here” link to view the form.

web-based submissions form builder2 – Add or Change Fields

If you’d like to collect additional information with your submissions form, you can add fields on the Sessions -> Fields screen.  Simply click the “add session field” link at the top of the fields list.  You can drag fields on this page, to re-order your form.  To modify a field, just click the name of the field and you will be presented with a screen for editing that field.  You can control required fields and visibility from this screen.  To see the form as your users will see it, use the link on the Sessions screen that says “see them [here]”.

3 – Group Fields

You may wish to organize your form into sections.  To create field groups, use the “add field group” link at the top of the fields list.  You can add one or more field groups, to arrange your form in sections.  For example, “Speaker Information”, “Proposed Topic”, and “Agreements”.  You can drag form fields between groups, and reorder them within a group.  If you don’t want to use the grouping feature, simply leave the fields in the default group.

4 – Enable Your Form

Your submissions form is enabled by default, when you create your account.  You can enable and disable your form on the Sessions screen, using the Enable/Disable button.  If you want to enforce a precise schedule for opening and closing submissions, simply use the Enable/Disable feature to control when submissions are accepted.

custom form builder for web submissions

5 – Collect Submissions

Once you have updated and enabled your form, you’re ready to start collecting submissions.  Use the “see them [here]” link on the Sessions form to visit your public submissions form.  Make a note of the URL, as it is unique to your form.  Share this URL with your audience so they can use the form.  Link to it from your website, send it in emails, and share it via social media.  You will be notified by email whenever a new submission is received.

Next Steps

After collecting your online submissions, you will typically wish to review and select the best ones. Jiffy Events provides a full-featured review and selection system for your selection committee will love.  Your submissions are already available in the review database.  To get started, all you need to do is configure a few items in the review section.  For a detailed look at this process, see:

How It Works: Review