Control Center Search

Searching for events in Control Center


Find events with our easy-to-use search tool. Increase visibility into the millions of different events happening around the world to understand which ones may have an impact on your business. See results in a variety of ways, including a list, map, or calendar view.


Note that search is set up to display events that you have access to under your subscription. So if you have access to specific cities like New York and Boston, you will only see events from those cities.

The time zone used in the search is the time zone set in your profile within Control Center.

To use it, choose the categories, locations, ranks, and date range you want to search. Choose more filters. The search supports the following filters:

  • Categories - choose one or more categories to view events under those categories. See our categories page for an overview.

  • Date range - specify the date range. You can search for future, or past events. Choose from preconfigured date ranges, or set a custom date range on the calendar. Note that the date ranges available are limited by what you have access to in your subscription.

  • Labels - Within categories, we have different labels. For example, labels within the sports category indicate what type of sporting event you are looking at.

  • Event name - This option searches the event title and description. It's a way to search for a specific event or to search for events with text in their title or description.

  • PHQ Attendance - Filter by PHQ attendance to find events above a certain attendance, or within an attendance range. PHQ attendance indicates how many people our advanced models predict will attend an event. For example, you might want to find all events of 10,000 PHQ attendance and above for a city. To do that, set the from value to 10,000.

  • Rank - Filter by one of our 2 ranks: PHQ Rank or Local Rank. Higher ranked events will tend to be larger events. PHQ Rank is based on the number of people predicted to attend the event. Filter for large PHQ rank events to find large events in your area. Find out more about our ranks here.

  • Event status - By default, status shows active events. Change the status in order to view cancelled or postponed events.

Choose your location

When searching for events, a key value to choose is the location or locations you want to search. By default, if you don't set locations the search will return events for all the locations that you have access to under your subscription.

Note: Depending on your plan you may see a different location control when searching.

In our combined location search control (released in June 2024) you can search on a street address, a geographic area (like a city, country, state, region or country) or for a saved location. Saved Locations are listed first at the top of the control.

By default you select 1 location at a time when using search. to select multiple locations toggle the "enable multiple select" at the bottom of the dialog as shown below.


When you select multiple locations there are some limits to be aware of. You can select multiple geographic areas (like multiple cities or states). You can also select multiple saved locations. But you cannot select a geographic area and a saved location as they are different types.

Legacy locations control

The advanced legacy search control is shown below:

Locations Control in the Control Center Search

Types of location

We support 3 options for setting your location:

  • Saved Locations - You can search your locations in the new Saved Locations tab and select a location to search on that location. Saved Locations (also known as Location Insights) allows you to set up locations and then search on those locations or view insights and details for each location. Once your main locations are set up it's easy to enter them on the search page or use the saved locations list view. Save Locations allows you to search events around a street address or business address. With this option, you enter an address and a radius to see all events in the selected area.

  • City, State, Country - This option allows you to search geographic areas. Entering a search term in this tab will find matching locations. With this tab you can select a small area like a neighborhood like "The Bronx" in New York, or select an entire city, a county, a state or region, or an entire country. So you could enter Seattle in the US or enter France at the country level to search the whole of France. When you select this option, you are searching for all events in the selected geographic area. Under the hood, this uses our places API.

  • Center Point & Radius - This option allows you to enter latitude, longitude, and radius to search for events in an area. You can do the same thing with Location Insights. The Center Point & Radius option corresponds to the" within" field in the events API. This option is provided in order to allow you to enter latitude and longitude if you wish to search that way. We'd encourage you to check out how to add a location in Location Insights as an alternative to using this option (both options use the within field under the hood).

List view

The Control Center List view shows a list of events. The events shown are based on the filters you've selected. You can change the page size at the bottom of the list to show more events. By default, the list view will show all the events available in your subscription.


Events are ordered by the sort parameter. Choose your sort values and run your search to see a list of events that you have access to under your plan.

The list view calls our Events API to get back the events data. All the data you see in the list view can be retrieved using the API. See our tech docs for more info on using the API.

Map view

Try our map view to see the events on a map.


Calendar view

The calendar will show you upcoming events in a week, month or year view.


Live TV events

See Live TV Events in Control Center.

Exporting events

See Export events data from Control Center.