Event Listing Policy

U.S.G.L. publishes a calendar of events on the public website. As this is backed by a Google calendar, it can also be overlaid on individuals' personal calendars. The events listed are limited to those of regional or national interest. So, for example, an ordinary local body class would not qualify, but a special guest lecture by a significant scholar would qualify.

Listings on the calendar of events are kept very terse. The information supplied consists of:
  • The title of the event
  • The date(s) of the event (we do not list times to avoid time zone confusion)
  • The location (city and state)
  • Optionally, a very brief description if this is not obvious from the title (avoid if possible)
  • A URL to visit for further information
The URL is especially important. The page linked should be specific to the event, and should provide all the detailed information required by a potential attendee. This should include:
  • The title of the event
  • The date(s) and time(s) of the event
  • The location, as a specific address (or provide instructions on how to obtain the address)
  • A full description of the nature of the event, including expectations of attendees
  • The cost of the event
  • Instructions on how to register and pay for the event, if needed
Note that it's okay to have some "to be determined" items on the page at the time of publication. For example, you might want to announce a major event a year ahead of time, but open registration a few months out. In that case, make sure the page provides explicit explanations of when missing information will become available.

Once you have everything ready, send a request for an event listing to webmaster@oto-usa.org. Be sure to include all the items in the first list above. We do not guarantee that all requests will be granted, but we do err on the side of approval.
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