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Event Groups

Similar Events can be shown on the same list by assigning them to an Event Group.
For example, if you want to group Webinars together, you can create a new Event Group record named Webinars in Salesforce. Then when you create a Event record for a Webinar, set the Event Group lookup = Webinar. Keep reading to find out more!

Event Group Fields

Each Event Group record contains an Event Group URL field that shows all Events that are associated to that specific Event Group.

Initial Configuration

  • Add the Event Group field to the Event page layout
  • Add the Event Group URL field to the Event Group page layout

Default Event Group

An Event Group record with the Default field checked will be the main Event Group page for all events.
Only one Event Group record can be saved with the Default field checked.

Creating an Event Group

  1. Navigate to the Event Group tab and click "New" to create a new Event Group.
  2. Fill in the Event Group Name.
  3. Enable the Default checkbox if you want this Event Group to be added to all Events by default.
  4. Primary Color - This is a hex value and will control the colors that are displayed on the event group.
  5. Logo URL - We support SVG files for uploading an image for Event Groups. This will ensure any resolution image used will display properly on the Event Group. This image will be displayed in the top-left corner of the event group. Please see our documentation on Images for more information.
  6. Event Group: Settings
    • If you want to hide full capacity events related to the event group, set the Settings picklist field to "Hide Full Events Without Waitlisting."
  7. Determine what experience you want an end user to see using the UI Experience picklist.
    • Calendar - will display a calendar view with events marked by date.
    • List - will display a list view with events sorted by date.
    • Aspen - will display a grid or list view with events that can be filtered by keywords.

Next, navigate to an Event and define the Event Group.

Lastly, click on the Event Group URL and you will see all your grouped events! :sunglasses:

If you would like a featured event at the top of the page, navigate to one of your events in the group and check the Featured field.

Notice the "Checkout 2.0 Test" is our Featured Event for this Event Group!

Name, Description, and Image

These fields will be pulled from the individual event record.

  • The Name will be pulled from Event Name
  • The Description will be pulled from Short Description
  • The Image will be pulled from Image URL

Event Sorting

By default, we provide different types of event sorting within your event group.

Date Range

This allows an attendee to see upcoming events, all events, or they can select a range of dates to decide which events they'd like to attend!


In the Event Group URL select an option from the Category drop-down field.

  • This allows an attendee to filter between categories, such as Virtual Events, Conference, Class/Workshops and more! If your events do not have a category assigned, the picklist will not be available.

Filtered Event Sorting

There is a field on the Event Group record called, Filter Fields. When this is defined, certain filters can be hidden or displayed.

There are 3 options in the Filter Fields picklist.

  • Category: When chosen, this will display the different categories that are assigned to your events.
    • Note: if all events in an event group are assigned to the same category, this field will not appear on the event page.
  • Keywords: When chosen, this will display the different Event Keywords that are assigned to your events.
  • No Filters: Since the Filter Fields field is a required value, simply pick this option if you don't want any categories or keywords to appear. This will also hide the picklist from the event page.

User Experience

By default in Event Groups, you are presented the List view that lists all of the events in the Event Group. There are two other user experiences we support at this time which are Calendar and Aspen. Check out the examples below if you want to know what each UI has to offer!

This is an example of the Event Group List view:

  • https://events.blackthorn.io/en/0xCUbh6/g/Ny2112y2ew?search=&sortBy=date&category=&date=ALL&keywords=

This is an example of the Event Group Calendar View:

  • https://events.blackthorn.io/en/J03fWcQ7/d/qScgpTqqx6?search=&sortBy=date&category=&date=2020-12-08&keywords=

This is an example of the Event Group Aspen View:

  • https://events.blackthorn.io/en/J03fWcQ7/g/qScgpTqqx6?search=&sortBy=date&category=&date=ALL&keywords=

Updated about a month ago

Event Groups

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