What are Sign Up meeting types?

There are three types of events or meetings:

  • Open meetings
  • Single slot meetings
  • Multiple slot meetings

The images in this article show how each type of meeting displays for site participants during the time period when they are able to sign up for the meeting.


  • All meeting types can be set up as recurring events, which creates several different meetings under the same title according to a given schedule. See How do I create a meeting? for more information on the meeting settings.
  • Once a Sign Up event is published, you cannot change the Meeting Type by choosing to Modify the meeting.

Open meetings.

Meeting details page shows the message: This is an open session meeting. No sign-up is required.

This option creates a single time slot for an event or meeting, serving as an announcement. No attendance list is kept, so participants who plan to attend are not required to sign up.

Single slot.

Meeting details page shows a single meeting slot with 20 available spaces and one Sign Up button.

A single time slot is created, an attendance list is maintained, and the number of participants can be limited or unlimited. Participants are required to sign up in order to appear on the attendance list.

Multiple slots.

Meeting details page shows three meeting slots with one space per slot. Each slot has a Sign Up button.

A single time span can be divided into any number of time slots of equal length, under a single meeting name. For example, a two-hour meeting could have four 30-minute time slots, three 40-minute slots, or eight 15-minute slots. The time slots can also be defined at irregular times over different days.

For each slot, a maximum number of participants is specified. Participants are required to sign up in order to appear on the attendance list. The resulting series of time slots can be removed or modified individually.