Update: We now have sponsorship committed for 63% of this project and have started a Make-it-Happen Campaign!
CiviEvent is the most popular CiviCRM Component. We get a steady stream of feature requests along with quite a few patches. We were approached recently by an organization that wanted to add Reminder Emails for CiviEvent.
We had a quick online and offline conversation with them and realized that there was a fair amount of cool integration so an event administrator could schedule and send messages to event participants. Briefly the set of features would include:
Note that this development assumes that CiviMail will be used for the mailings, so CiviEvent can scale to events with large number of participants. If you / your org are interested in the above features AND can help Make It Happen for 4.1 please comment on this post and/or send us an email. While we do think these features are useful, we'd like to ensure that there is sufficient community interest before adding it to an already crowded MIH field for 4.1 :)
If there are other features similar to this that you would like to combine with this MIH and help make it happen, please feel free to add this as a comment also.
CiviEvent is approaching the feature set and functionality of the commercial closed source packages. Together, we can Make It Happen for CiviCRM v4.1