Topic: Do all participants have to create an account with a password-protected log-in?  (Read 46281 times)

Most of the authors for our conference will also register as participants, and thus the password protected log-in for their accounts makes sense, since most of the data has already been stored and can now be used for the participant registration.
But is there an option for users who are only participants to register without having to create a password protected account?

No, an option for registering as a participant without creating a user account as first step is not available.
There are several reasons for (and advantages of) this approach:
  • Organizers get the personal details and the e-mail of the (prospective) participant during the first step of the registration process. If prospective participants do not complete the other steps of the registration for some reason, you can contact them later by bulk e-mail and send them a reminder to finish their registration. They can then user their user account to do so without having to enter their personal details again.
  • The personal data of the user account (e.g. name, address, country) is required for the registration anyway, otherwise the organizers cannot create invoices etc. In most countries, organizers and participants need valid invoices for legal reasons.
  • The user account allows participants to log into their accounts after they have finished the registration process. They will get access to e.g. invoices, payment details and confirmation of participation. The password protected log-in secures their personal information from being accessed by third parties.
  • If you are concerned that entering a username and password will hold some people back from proceeding: There is also an option that allows your participants to generate username and password automatically.