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CiviEvent provides a set of tools for running events. These tools make
you more effective as an event organiser and reduce the amount of
administration require.
administration required.
CiviCRM helps you manage both simple and complicated registration
processes. Some key features include:
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or more **events** that your **contacts** can participate in. When a
contact participates in an event, they are called a **participant**.
### Event types
### Event Types
CiviCRM allows you to define different types of events, such as
conferences, meetings and fundraisers. Which event types to create is
Conferences, Meetings and Fundraisers. Which event types to create is
entirely up to you, according to the needs of your organization.
Event types come in handy if you have different requirements for types
Event Types come in handy if you have different requirements for types
of events. For example, you can create custom fields to store and
display additional data about an event by its event type. See the
chapter *Custom data on events* in this section for more information
display additional data about an event by its Event Type. See the
chapter [*Custom data on events*](https://docs.civicrm.org/user/en/latest/events/custom-data-for-events/) in this section for more information
about this. They are also useful for categorizing and segmenting events
and attendees, for example, you could easily find all contacts that have
come to one of your trainings or attended one of your fundraising events.
come to one of your Workshops or attended one of your Fundraising events.
### Participant roles
### Participant Default Roles
Every contact that participates in an event is assigned a participant
role. The most common is probably attendee. Others include volunteer or
speaker. Participant roles are fully customizable to match the types of
Every contact that participates in an event is assigned a Participant Default
Role. The most common is probably Attendee. Others include Volunteer, Host or
Speaker. Participant roles are fully customizable to match the types of
events your organization conducts. This allows you to segment
participants into meaningful categories based on their involvement in
the event, for example for sending an email to volunteers only or
the event, for example for sending an email to Volunteers only or
generating a list of past table captains for fundraisers. You can also
create custom fields that apply only to specific roles, for example, to
collect information about availability from volunteers only.
collect information about availability from Volunteers only.
### Participant statuses
Participant statuses (for example, registered, wait-listed, attended or
cancelled) are used to track what stage the contact is at in their
Participant statuses (for example, Registered, No-show, Attended or
Cancelled) are used to track what stage the contact is at in their
'event journey'. Participant statuses are fully customizable to match
the way your organization does event registration. This allows you to
segment participants into meaningful categories based on their behavior
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[Scheduled Reminders](../email/scheduled-reminders.md) chapters, for more information). CiviEvent works
with CiviContribute to allow you to accept event payments online. To do
this, you must enable CiviContribute and set up a payment processor; see
the *Contributions* section for more information.
the [*Contributions*](https://docs.civicrm.org/user/en/latest/contributions/what-is-civicontribute/) section for more information.
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