Frequently asked questions
Any professional or hobbyist event. Most events on Lanyrd have at least one speaker, but professional networking events are appropriate as well. You can add conferences, workshops, unconferences, evening events with talks, conventions, trade shows and so forth. The site is geared towards knowledge sharing events with sessions and participants of some sort.
We pronounce it "Lanyard" (or "Lanyerd with a British accent!) — it's named after the thing you wear around your neck at some events.
Please also note that in publications Lanyrd appears capitalised and not as Lanyrd.com, please also include the url http://lanyrd.com/
Our main font is Helvetica Neue.
Events, topics, places and topics-in-place pages all sport iCalendar feeds. These should work with iCal on the Mac, Outlook on Windows, Mozilla Sunbird and other calendaring applications. Click the "Subscribe in iCal / Outlook" link to subscribe to the feed — any changes on Lanyrd will then be reflected in your calendar. If you just want to grab a copy of the current set of events you can use the "Save to iCal / Outlook" link instead.
For more detailed instructions on subscribing to ical from Lanyrd, take a look at our dedicated ical help page.
You can add books using the add a book interface. Once you've added a book, you can edit the book's authors to link to their Lanyrd profile pages. You can also add contributors to a book, such as technical reviewers or foreword writers. This book will then appear on the profile pages of those involved.
If your event is part of a regular series (an annual conference for example) you can create a series linking all of your events together. An event can only be a member of a single series though. If you want to create a collection of events for any other reason, or you need to represent your events in more than one sequence, you should take a look at our guides feature instead.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sort it out for you, or use the "Report an issue" link at the bottom of the event page.
Tracking lets you show interest in an event without committing to attend it. Maybe you haven't bought your ticket yet, or perhaps you won't be able to make it there but you'd like to keep an eye on what is happening. Events you are tracking (as well as those you are attending) appear on your calendar and will help to suggest events to people who follow you.
Read our blog entry for details on how to add talks and sessions to your event or to your speaker profile. If you want a fancy tag cloud on your profile page of subjects you speak about, make sure you add topics to your sessions.
You can add slides, videos, audio files and more to your sessions (or sessions given by other people) using the coverage form, available on each session page for logged in users. You can read more about that on our blog.
We have a super powerful search which lets you filter based on topic, year, place, person speaking and all sorts of other lovely things.
You can provide a custom profile photo or edit your name and description for Lanyrd by editing your profile. Adding a hi-res photos to your profile is an especially good idea if you are a frequent speaker, as you can then direct event organisers to consult your Lanyrd profile when they need a photograph for the official event publications..
If you really want to you can opt out of Lanyrd - just email email@example.com to let us know and we'll delete your profile page.
If you would just rather your profile page was removed from search engine listings, that's a nice easy fix. Go to the edit profile page and check the box next to "Hide your profile page from Google and other search engines". This will hide your profile page from appearing in search engines, though it may be a few days for it to take effect.
Feel free to add any event regardless of the spoken language it will be in.
Lanyrd works a bit like Wikipedia — we keep track of all changes made to an event (we don't yet expose that information in the UI) and any vandalism can be quickly reverted.
Claiming your event unlocks a host of useful new features, see our blog post about claims for more details.
If you have any questions or feedback, we would love to talk to you! please drop us a line and we will get back to you as soon as we can.