Scenario

You're thinking of running a summit, but want to know how much time you need to set aside first.

Quick start

There is no one-size-fits-all answer as all summits are unique. The planning process varies from summit to summit - it really can depend on you as an organizer.

There are a lot of different elements to a summit and if you've had a few summits under your belt already, you may already have these elements set up! For example, if you have a network of speakers to tap into, speaker onboarding might not take up as much time. If you have a schedule all done up, that's one less thing to worry about. If you have a large team behind you, a summit can definitely up and running in no time at all.

We normally see event organizers set aside 2-3 months, at least, to set up, test, then run their summits. 

Running a test event before the real thing can be super helpful. It boosts your confidence, and helps you understand how integrations and external tools can work with our platform. It can be hard to know where to start when testing your summit configuration so we've created a handy lil' guide to walk you through the process.

We recommend watching our comprehensive summit guide, where we take you on a walkthrough of our platform in 60 minutes.