Events Planning Resources

ANR Events Management Registration System - A training system is available to users after successfully participating in one of the Events Management Training 101 webinars listed below. This test site will allow users begin to get a feel for the system and practice creating events, in a practice environment.


Financial Resources

Simplified Event Budget Template - Utilize this template to help create a budget for your upcoming event. 

2015 MSUE Budget Template - (For MSU Employees Only) – Use this excel document to create your event budget during your planning process. It will help you estimate your income and expenses prior to the event and then will also help you record your actual income and expenses after the event.

PCI Compliance Information - This file provides information about PCI Compliance in the office place. Please print and post near your computer. 


Non-Financial Resources

Templates and Banner Images - (For MSU Employees Only) - This site has downloadable banner images for use in the ANR Events Management Registration System. It also has several templates for developing brochures and flyers, and creating press releases surrounding your event. This site also features a tutorial video to help show you how to use the templates for your event. 

Evaluation Form – (For MSU Employeees Only) a form to provide feedback regarding the use of the Events Management System.

Calendar Posting Instructions - Detailed instructions guide you through the process of posting an event, using Expression Engine. 


ANR Event Management System Trainings

Training Webinars

In order to help you successfully plan events and learn to utilize the ANR Events Management System, ANR Event Services offers Comprehensive Events Management System Training.

During this hands-on training, you will learn how to create an online event registration through the ANR Events Management System. Learn how to manage your dashboard of pending, open and closed events. You will also become familiar with how to manage your participant registration and payment information. Participants in the training will have the opportunity to actually practice in a test system to get hands on experience with the system before we turn you loose on the live system. Training dates will be announced soon. 

A pre-recorded training is also available. 


    Other Resources

    The following information is available to you as a resource to help you plan a successful event.

    Convention Industry Council- An organization focused on the exchange of information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions  industry. The website offers many tools and resources to assist in the event planning process.   

    APEX Initiative- The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council to develop and implement industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiencies throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. This website has a tremendous amount of resources surrounding event planning. 

    APEX Industry Glossary - 2011 Edition  - Do you know podium from lectern? Lavaliere microphone from handheld? Search this glossary of more than 1,400 terms, acronyms, and abbreviations and save yourself time, money, and trouble.

    Special Events Toolkit- Wayne State University

    Events Management: A Practical Guide- A resource of general advice and support material for event managers 

    Winter Programming.pdf- A guide to handling winter weather events.