ICA Congress Spreadsheet Scheduler
A free spreadsheet scheduler for the ICA Congress Abu Dhabi 2023 - the full programme in a spreadsheet with a scheduling tool.
Conferences can be intense; the scheduler will help you spot all those potential clashes and can be filtered by theme.
To setup your personal scheduler:
Click ‘File’ and ‘Make a Copy’
(the automated 'add' to schedule code will work in Google Sheets, not Excel).
To add a conference event to ‘My Schedule': tick/check the ‘Add’ box ✅ (in column I) and the event will automatically appear.
If you find you have a clash on ‘My Schedule’, or have changed your mind, check the ‘Leftovers’ ✅ box and it will go to the ‘Leftovers’ sheet. You can also delete the entire row if you need to.
Don't change the name of the tabs or add events in very quick succession
The very first time you add an event, the script may take a few seconds to work
To view all sessions within a conference theme e.g. 'Access and Memories':
click the filter icon in column H, click 'clear' and then select the theme you
wish to filter by
Why spreadsheets when there's a programme? Spreadsheets allow for visually clear and filterable data and can be duplicated easily so the user can keep or edit their own version - this is useful to most people, but especially those that use screen readers, have visual processing disorders or ADHD.
If you would like a similar scheduler for your conference or film festival, please get in touch.