Networking just got more efficient with the new LinkedIn Events

November 9, 2011

LinkedIn Events has undergone a serious overhaul. For starters, we’ve made it easier than ever to find the right events to attend. And, more importantly, we’re adding a healthy dose of LinkedIn’s secret sauce - an easy way to find and connect with the right folks attending those events.

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In the past year alone, we've had over a million RSVPs to hundreds of thousands of professional events on LinkedIn Events. We've seen events on topics ranging from ad:tech in New York to CES in Las Vegas, and everything in between. And we're only beginning to scratch the surface of what we can offer for professional events.

Because we understand the importance of events to our members, we’ve taken their feedback and made some key improvements to LinkedIn Events.

Find the right events, faster. And, find the right people to meet, easier.

Staying up-to-date on the most important events in your industry can be difficult. We’ve taken a LinkedIn lens to this problem. First, you may be interested in the events your network is organizing - so those updates will appear in your Network Update stream.

Next, your Events Home will provide an ever-evolving set of event recommendations based on your location, industry, network, and more.

Finally, there are times when you’re looking for a particular event or type of event. That’s why we’ve implemented a full-featured events search, complete with controls to filter by industry, location, and time.

Attendees you may want to meet

The common thread in all professional events is people. Perhaps someone at this event thinks you’d be a great fit for a job opening. Perhaps a fellow event attendee could be the perfect sales lead. And maybe that industry luminary you’ve been looking up to for years will be attending - here’s your chance to introduce yourself.

We’ve built a set of tools to highlight people at the event. For a quick glance at some valuable new connections, we’ve built a feature called “Attendees You May Want To Meet”.

If you’re interested in digging deeper into the attendee list, try filtering the attendees by their industry and company to find the right person.

A simple way to host your events and find the right attendees

Whether you’re a large conference organizer or just hosting a brown bag session, you’re always looking for ways to put your event in front of the right group of professionals. We’ll help you put your best foot forward with customizable event logos. Your event will automatically be picked up through search and Events You May Be Interested In. You can also easily share your event to your networks:

Taking the hassle out of attending the events

Once you’ve signed up for an event, we want to make the process as convenient as possible for you. Add the event to your calendar and find directions to the event -- you’ll be making connections in no time.

So, with that goal in mind, put on your name tag, pack your suitcase, and welcome to the new LinkedIn Events experience. The world of professional events is waiting.