Events> Conference > Settings> Ability Level Management
Ability Levels are used to indicate how much experience or knowledge an attendee should have in order to get the greatest benefit from the session (or proposed session). Ability Levels are shared across events of the same event type.
ID – Unique identifier in the system for this Ability Level
Ability Level – Name of the Ability Level, this is what is displayed in the session edit drop downs and on the session search on the event website.
Display – When the box is checked, the Ability level will display in the session edit or session search drop downs. When the box is not checked this Ability Level will not be available for selection.
Delete – when the box is checked and the delete button is hit the item(s) checked will be deleted from the list. Note – any item that has already been associated with a presentation or a session will not be able to be deleted.
Add a new Ability Level
To add a new Ability Level use the ‘Add Ability Level’ box at the bottom of the page:
Ability Level – Type in the Name of the Ability Level, NOTE - this is the only required field in the form.
Description – Add in a description that will appear when the ability level name is moused over.
Display – if the Ability level should be displayed be default, leave this box checked.
Best Practice: When setting up call for papers it is a best practice to add all needed Ability Levels, and then un-display those that will not be used during CFP. This way there is not any additional data entry when conference session entry begins.
How this field is used
Call for Papers
Ability Levels can be used in the call for papers process. To add this criteria to your CFP submission form go to the “Proposal Fields Management” screen in Global Admin. Once this has been turned on, make sure that at least one Ability Level is added and displayed in Ability Level Management (See above) so that users/submitters can see them in the form dropdown.
Ability Levels are used in the session management screen, either when adding a new session or when editing an existing session.
Call for Papers