From the Dashboard click the 'New Event' button. A blank 'Setup' page will be generated for your 'New Event' where you can enter the most basic required event info.
For quickest results start by selecting an Event Manager, then fill in these fields: Event Name, Date (or Dates for multiple-day events), Time, Time Zone, whether you will allow Free registrations (by Invite or via the Register Page) and your Free Guest Maximum (This can be changed later from the Packages tab). Then click 'Save '.
At this point all the other event input fields and options will appear. You can fill in as many of these additional fields as you wish but they are all optional. Your event is ready to go and you can start inviting people using the Emails page, or you can distribute the unique link to the event's Registration Page for people to register independently.