Creating a Facebook Event Page: Co-Hosting with the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance

In order to add the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance (GoMED) as a co-host, your event must be hosted by a Page, rather than a personal Profile. You will not be able to select any Page as a co-host if the event is hosted by a Profile. See more on the difference between Pages and Profiles below.

Step-by-step tips:

Log in to Facebook.

Click the Events tab in your sidebar, below your shortcuts, and click the ‘Create Event’ button.

A drop-down will appear with options for creating Private or Public events. If you wish for the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance (GoMED) to be a co-host, please select ‘Create Public Event’.

This will open a new window within Facebook.

In order to add GoMED as a co-host, your event must be hosted by a Page, rather than a personal Profile. You will not be able to select any Page as a co-host if the event is hosted by a Profile*.

Select the appropriate Page as event host.

Fill in the relevant information – name, date, time, location, and a description of the event. You can also upload a specific photo or video to run as your event banner.

In the co-host section, begin typing the name of your desired co-hosts. If they are available, their Page will appear in a drop-down list. You can have multiple co-hosts, including Profiles.

If this is a recurring event, such as classes or a multi-night run of a show, you can schedule the remaining dates.

Adding keywords can help people search your event, and allows Facebook to suggest it to Profiles based on their browsing history.

If your event is ticketed, you can add this information here:

You can limit who is allowed to post to the event page to only admins (hosts) or to anyone – if you want to moderate posting, select the “posts must be approved by a host or co-host” option.

You may either save a draft, if you are not yet ready to publish the event, or create.
Once an event is created, you can begin to invite guests. You will also be able to make changes, if necessary.

Congratulations; you have successfully created a Facebook event!

*Facebook Profile vs. Facebook Pages

A Facebook Profile is for you, the individual. A Page is a profile for your organization as a public entity. Pages are similar to Profiles on Facebook; instead of it being a profile about you personally, a Page is a profile for your dance persona, dance company, or troupe, as a public entity.
Once you have your Page set, you post updates similar to how you would post updates to your Profile. Similar to your Profile, people will be able to comment on your updates. Once they’ve liked your page, your posts will show up on their Facebook news feeds. Instead of being your “friends”, people can follow your Page by giving it a “like” (the thumbs-up icon).

There are 6 types of Pages:

  • Artist, Band, or Public Figure (this is the most common for dancers and troupes)
  • Company, Organization, or Institution
  • Local Business of Place
  • Brand of Product
  • Entertainment
  • Cause of Community

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