Conference Management Web Portal

I was looking for some web-portal for arranging conferences. For now, the winner is CiviCRM - http://civicrm.org/.
The post is open for your suggestions/feedback.


Basic features required:

  • Showing event details
  • Direction maps
  • Information for the audience
  • Inviting audience
  • Confirming attendance
  • Payment Details
  • Self-payment
  • Receipt printing
  • Managing inventories
  • Delegating Administrators for each events


Initially I thought, there will not be more choices in this category of software, which proved to be wrong.

Options analyzed:

  • Drupal Conference Organizing Distribution:

    • Website:

    • Information:

    • Good:

    • Integration with Drupal
    • Ready to use
    • No/Minimal coding required
    • Fits most of my needs
    • Bad:

    • Only compatible with Drupal 6.x
    • Right now in Beta mode (not a Production - Stable - release)
    • Payment Gateway Integration seems to be missing
    • The road-map seems to be pretty dry; has not been able to keep pace with Drupal versions
    • No Demo available


  • Simplifythis

    • Website:

    • Information:

    • Good:

      • Integration with Google Apps
      • Its not basically a Conference Management Software, chances of molding it to the requirements
      • Ready to use
      • No coding required
    • Bad:

      • Not free
      • The two pricing options are confusing me, do I need both? http://www.simplifythis.com/pricing.htm
      • Can I have more than 1 organizers? May be not.
      • The road-map seems to be pretty dry; has not been able to keep pace with Drupal versions
      • No Demo available



  • CiviCRM

    • Website:

    • Information:

    • Good:

      • Integration with Drupal
      • No coding required
      • Covers all features I need
      • Free
    • Bad:

      • It has more than what I want, in fact, Event management is just one optional feature in it
      • I heard that it requires lot of configuration to work with exiting Drupal site or even as standalone which makes it - Not Ready To Use