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Online Event Registration

e-Commerce Operations is the central administrator of online event registration sites. We offer University schools and departments the option to setup fully functional event, conference,or meeting registration sites through Certain Meetings - a cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) platform. For more information and to apply for a departmental account to start building an event website, click on the Online Event Registration Packet link in the Resources section below.

If your department already has an account on Certain, and you would like to setup a new event or multiple events, please click on the appropriate application form also located in the Resources section.

Quick Links:


Event Go-Live Request
Forgot your password to Certain?
Certain Online Support (you must be logged on to Certain)

How-to Guides:


Changing the Default Confirmation Message for Your Event
Switching a Certain Event Live
Cancelling Registrations and Issuing Refunds on Certain
Configuring and Creating Name Badges and Labels on Certain
Removing the default event/registration page footer

The following requests can be sent to EventReg@northwestern.edu:

Need to add more users to your department's Certain account? Have an authorized approver of the department send a request with the names and email addresses of individuals that need to be added, along with the required user type: Event Builder, Report User, or Registration Support.


Online Event Registration Packet
Single Event Application Form
Multiple Event Application Form