Event calendar now online

Posted Sun, Jul. 18th 2010 in News

KansasFest starts this week, bringing with it dozens of sessions, presentations, movies, meals, and opportunities to meet and greet your fellow Apple II users. The entire schedule of all these events is now available online. You can browse the events chronologically (dates and times are in red) or subscribe to them in your personal calendar, such as iCal, for automatic updates.

The simplest way to subscribe to the schedule is to click here and let your calendar program, such as iCal, automatically detect the schedule. Here are some alternatives:

  • With Google Calendar, find the “Other calendars” section and click “Add by URL.”  Then, type or paste http://kansasfest.org/?ec3_ical. You can also click that link in your Web browser to download an .ics file that you can import into Google.
  • With Apple iCal on OSX 10.6, select the “Calendar” -> “Subscribe” option in iCal.  Then enter http://kansasfest.org/?ec3_ical
  • On the iPhone or iPad (iOS 4), start the “Settings” app then select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.”  Select “Add Account”, select “Other”, and then select “Add Subscribed Calendar”.  Finally, type or paste “www.kansasfest.org/?ec3_ical” for the “Server”.
  • In Thunderbird‘s Lightning add-on, select the “Events and Tasks” -> “Calendar” menu option. Right-click on the “Calendar” list pane. Choose “New Calendar,” select “On the Network,” and click “Continue.” Finally, select “iCalendar” and enter “webcal://www.kansasfest.org/?ec3_ical” for the location.

Inevitably, some last-minute changes will occur as sessions are added or moved around. This online calendar will be updated throughout the week, and all the above approaches will automatically update your calendar program as well.

A hardcopy version of this schedule is distributed when you arrive at KansasFest, but the current state of technology does not allow us to offer similarly dynamic updates in that format. However, you can get a sneak peek at this welcome packet by downloading the session schedule PDF from our file archive.

See you soon!