Releases and updates on the EventConnect platform.

Latest releases from EventConnect

As part of our continued effort to implement new features and improve upon our existing ones, we want to take time to show you just what we've been working on behind the scenes.

September - October

Who's Playing: Team Logos

New for the Who's Playing page, team logos!! Displaying right beside the team name, you can now see at a glance just who's playing and from where.

Scheduling & Scoring: Wildcard

After hearing from our users, we've implemented an exciting new Wildcard rule to our Scheduling & Scoring feature. This now adds a new source seeding rule to find the next non-sources team in a certain bracket based on overall standings. Keep your eyes open for a detailed article explaining how and why we developed this new tool.

Contract Notes for Amenities: Hotel Contract Proposal Confirmation Email

The Hotel Contract Proposal confirmation email now includes the hotel contract amenities, found in the contract notes (not listed separately). This is made for easier referencing and cleaner organization.

Sport Type Survey

You can now create a new survey type based on sport type! Sport Type surveys will be displayed in the registration flow, one per sport type - per registration. Submission answers will also be displayed on the registration report page, as well as the event owner registration details page.

Feature updates & Bug Fixes

Comp. Rooms: "Sold Out"

Fixes an issue where event owners could create new comp room reservations on a hotel contract that’s been marked as “sold out”.

Reservation Report: Exporting

Updates the reservation report export CSV to include all columns on the report.

Contracting Page

Fixes an issue on the admin event contracting page, where paginating between the different contracting pages broke the system.

Messaging Portal

Fixes an issue on the messaging portal pages (event owner, association admin, referee assignor) where the page broke in older browsers.

Registration: No Address

Fixes an issue where, when a user is registering for an event, if they don’t have an address attached to them the registration flow broke.

August - September

New Registration Flow

The new Registration flow was released! Feast your eyes on multi-registration, improved discount functionality, proper fees, and membership improvements. Read more about the new reg. flow project in this detailed article.

Dynamic Comp Room Buffer

Adds ability to add a “buffer” to comp rooms, to help alleviate risk of EO’s over assigning comp rooms and having to pay for nights.

Registration - Selecting Memberships

When registering, system now gives users the option to select past memberships from previous registrations to be added to the new registration.

Hotel Feed Search Results - Refined Display Options

Updated the open hotel feed search page to separate the event name and travel date inputs, to help users better understand how they can find their events.

Inventory Breakdown - Event Owner Tournament Hotels

Improves upon the hotel contract information on the event owner dashboard to more accurately report the state of inventory. The system now shows the same hotel card as the teams when reserving. The hotel contract details page also shows a graph that displays how much inventory is contracted, reserved, and blocked.

Hotel Documents - Download Preview-able Contract

Introduced a new functionality for hotel users to download a preview version of their hotel contract. Now you can print it out and tape it to the office fridge.

Club Dashboard - Display Hotel Room Types

When club directors are approving hotels on the dashboard, they now have the ability to view the room types contracted for each hotel. See more about clubs here.

Comp Rooms - Admin View

Updates the Comp Rooms page on the event owner dashboard so, when admin’s (us) view the page, we see the actual number of comp rooms as well as the buffered number that event owners see.

Texting Teams

Built a Slack/text messaging service to allow team sales to contact teams to insure they’re happy with any blocks, or to ask if they need a block extension. New system allows tracking of conversations.


Lock Date Error - Reflect 7/8PM System Deadline

Changes the error message that shows up when trying to update or edit a reservation after the system lock date. The message was showing the hotel contract lock date instead of the system lock date (a day before hotel contract lock date at 7PM), leading users to think they could still make changes when they couldn't.

Blocking - Block Rooms for Contract Hotels

We had some issues with creating/releasing room blocks that sometimes produced errors or even led to blank pages. The room blocks feature is now stable again. No more blank pages!

Order Summary - Showing Merchandise

Fixes issue where order summaries weren’t showing merchandise when there were custom questions. This has been resolved to show order summaries no matter the situation.

Hotel Feed - Sorting Results

When sorting by a specific venue on event hotel feed, system now auto-sorts by distance to that venue.

Club Dashboard - Venue Issues

Fixes issues where, when viewing hotels that needed to be approved, map wasn’t updating properly when switching between events so users were getting confused about which hotels had been contracted.  

Oversell/Missing Inventory

The oversell report has increased accuracy as well as some efforts reducing oversell occurrences. Instances of incorrectly returned nightly room blocks caused issues that are no longer a problem. A list of missing inventory has also been created.

CVB Access - Economic Impact Report Exporting

Fixes issue where event owners with only the “Economic Impact Report” permission were able to view the economic impact report, but unable to export it.

Hotel Dashboard - Missing Graph

Fixes issue that had the hotel dashboard nightly reservation graph not showing up. We found the graph, scolded them for running off, and they are now firmly in place.

Hotel Beds

System no longer throws 400 and 500 errors when getting hotel bed data for hotel feed. (Errors were around getting hotels for past events, user not logged in, and no inventory available).

Pickup Report

System no longer throws an error when editing a pickup report on an invoice.