To use this Calendar to its full potential, I have the ability to allow individuals to add events to the Calendar. Anybody with an e-mail address can be given permission to add or edit events. There would be no membership required or associated fees.
Here's what I propose. I could give permission to County, City, and Town Government PR folks as well as legitament event organizers like Universities, Colleges, Annual Event Organizers, etc., to list events themselves. Yeah, I know. It takes a lot of the work away from me. Darn it!
Actually, it would free my time up to concentrate on listings that I won't allow to be part of "The Collective." And who would this be? Transient types. Bands, Solo performers, Bar Owners, etc. These will continue to be e-mailed in or gleaned from other media.
It would also insure that your community events are listed. As an individual, I can only keep track of so much. I'm sure there's tons of stuff out there that I don't have listed. The ability for everyone to work as a "collective" will help to insure the most complete listings are available for tourists and yes, even the commonfolk. It also keeps all of the listings in one spot instead of scattered all over the place. Much easier for people to find out what's going on where.
Obviously there needs to be some sort of "authentication." So here's how I think it can be done.
If you would like to become part of "The Collective", obviously you need to be in one of the NY or PA Counties encompassed within the Twin Tiers.
Send me an E-mail, Subject Line: Collective.
Include the Name of the organization, full physical address (no PO Boxes), the phone number of THE RECEPTION DESK, and the name of the person that will be making the listings. I'm not gonna say how I'll do the authentication, but if everything's copastetic, you'll be added to "The Collective" A follow-up e-mail will be sent to the lister with a welcome message and guidelines for adding events.
Go ahead, be part of "The Collective."