We get a lot of emails requesting the protocol for submitting events for inclusion in the magazine's calendar, so I thought I would offer up some guidelines. Here's our format:
Date: Event Title
Date, time, price (if applicable), location, address, RSVP info (if applicable), website
We'll obviously make sure the formatting is correct, but if you could include the above information (in a similar, easy-to-read manner) that would be great. Also, events should be sent far in advance—the magazine goes to press at the beginning of the month prior to the cover date—if they hope to be included in print. Last minute information will be considered for the blog.
Lastly, send events to email@example.com.
I've included a couple examples, after the jump.
Sept. 16: Urban Sustainability Forum: Digging in to Home Energy Savings
Step into fall with plenty of energy savings. This program will help home and business owners take advantage of rebates, loan programs and tax credits. Speakers include Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency, Liz Robinson, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Economic Development, Andy Rachlin.
Sept 16, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., for tickets, visit energysavingsprograms.eventbrite.com, ansp.org
Sept. 19: Fair Food & Weaver’s Way Urban Farm Bike Tour
Strap on your helmet and stretch your legs, it’s time for a tour of Philly’s urban farms. This year Fair Food and Weaver’s Way are shaking things up by offering two rides: a 17-miler for beginners and a lengthy 30-mile trek for more experienced riders. Both rides begin in Kensington and end at Weaver’s Way Co-op in Mt. Airy. Riders of all levels will be rewarded with a feast of local food and beer at rides’ end.
September 19, 8:30 a.m., $20, for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-386-5211 x106, fairfoodphilly.org, weaversway.coop