ELT Calendar Content Distribution
This page gives you an overview of the various ways that ELT Calendar distributes event information. Some of these are ways that you can subscribe to information, so that you can stay up to date without having to visit the site daily. Others are ways that you can distribute ELT Calendar information from your newsletter, blog, or website.
Add A Single Event to Your Calendar
This page is about subscribing to a steady stream of event information, but if you want to add only one event to your calendar, you can.
- Go to the full description page for the event.
- Scroll down a bit. Just above the "Contact" section, you'll see a row of buttons like these:
- Click the most relevant button, and you're done! (If your calendar isn't listed, try the iCal link first.)
Sign up for our weekly email newsletter for a convenient weekly update on what's happening.
See our information page on RSS feeds to find out more.
Visit the iCalendar page if you want to put our events into your iCal software, Google calendar, or various other online or desktop calendars.
See the Google Calendar page for an easy way to put our events into your Google calendar.
See the Yahoo! Calendar page for instructions to add our events to your Yahoo! calendar.
You can see us ("eltcal") on Twitter; follow us to get reminders of upcoming events and deadlines. You can follow from here by clicking this button:
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ELT Calendar has a Facebook page: facebook.com/ELTCalendar. You can like us here:
The facebook page is set up to show some of our RSS feeds on its wall. If you "like" the page, you'll get status updates this way about upcoming conferences and calls for papers.
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We have a text-only list of upcoming events that you can copy/paste into your newsletters.
I mentioned above that we have various RSS feeds that you can subcribe to. RSS is also a powerfull way to put event information on your website or blog. See the examples of websites using ELT Calendar feeds below to see some examples of this. Our RSS page has a section on help adding RSS feeds to blogs.
You can add a Google Calendar of ELT events to your website.
- First, create a Google Calendar of ELT Calendar events.
- Second, follow these instructions on Google's site.
Facebook and Twitter
To quickly tell your friends or colleagues about an event, you can share that information through Facebook and/or Twitter. In the top right of each event detail page, you'll find a row of buttons:
Click "Tweet" to start a post on Twitter. "Like" will post the basic event details on your Facebook page.
Posting to Twitter or Facebook is also a great way for you to help the event organization to publicise the event. This kind of grass-roots support can really help make an event successful.
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Examples of Other Websites
Other websites carry ELT Calendar information by using one or more of the options that are described above. The list below does not include all of them, but it's a representative sample.
Websites Using Our iCalendar feed
- JALT's Okayama chapter uses the iCalendar data to put a Google Calendar on their web site (photo). It's well done. (Scroll up a bit to the "Google Calendar" section for how to do this.)
Websites Using Our RSS Feeds
- LET Chubu (Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Chubu Chapter) uses our RSS feed of upcoming events (photo).
- JALT's Teaching Children SIG uses the RSS feed of events for teachers of children. On their front page, they display event headlines and dates down the right-hand column (photo), and on an interior page, they include the event descriptions (photo). The TC-SIG site uses the Drupal CMS (content management system).
- JALT's conferences page uses ELT Calendar's Upcoming Conferences feed and our Calls for Papers feed (photo). JALT also uses the feeds on this page, too.