How do I create a new Slack channel for my event?

Brendan Knowles

Jun 20, 2023 5:27 PM

How do I create a Slack channel?

  1. Create an event.
  2. On the Guests step, choose to Create new channel. You can also choose to use an existing Slack channel.
  3. Enter your Slack channel name. You can only use lowercase letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores.
  4. Enter the date and time you'd like the channel to be created.
  5. Choose whether you want the channel to be automatically archived after the event is over. This can take up to 48 hours.
  6. Employees will be automatically added to the Slack channel when they confirm into the event.

Will guests be removed if they cancel their spot?

No, they will not be automatically removed from the event's Slack channel. This is due to Slack's default settings for bot permissions (i.e. only workspace owners and admins are allowed to remove people from public channels).

Do I need a new Slack channel?

We recommend creating a Slack channel for larger events that require coordination and communications before or after the event.

Many customers use event-specific Slack channels to facilitate discussions leading up to the event and use it as a place to share learnings or media after an event has ended.

What time should I create it?

The best time is to create the channel at least 1 day before your event takes place. This ensures all confirmed attendees can have a conversation and ask any questions before the event begins.

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