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Sharepoint Calendars, Forms, and general understanding

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At work we are trying to sell the management team on Sharepoint.  They in turn have asked us to build an example using Sharepoint Foundation server that we can use for scheduling, if it simplifies how we do our work then we will adopt it and invest in the server version.  CUrrently I am the only person on the project who has any true type of development/IT experience.  The other guy on the project is our Graphics guy who suggested the idea.  As you can see this is going to be a tricky project.

I was able to install it just fine and we set up a couple team sites, one for each part of our business.  Now our problem has to do with Calendars and how to schedule things.  CUrrently our company uses a shared folder calendar for scheduling.  After looking at how we do the scheduling we discovered that we schedule five main items (Video Conferences, Production Shoots, CLE's, Depositions, and webcasts).  Our current process is we create a new event in outlook and give it a title i.e. Webcast: DATE + EVENT NAME, and then in the notes section whoever enters it hopefully will type in all the required information.  As you can imagine this it not ideal.

What we want to do is basically have 5 sepperate forms with differnet fields and whenever someone wants to schedule one of these events they simply choose the correct form for the event type then enter in the required information.  However you cant have multiple forms for adding a new event in Sharepoint Foundation, at least I dont know.  That got me thinking that maybe this is not the correct way to do it.

I was hoping someone could shed some light on my problem.  Anything that really explains how to use Calendar style lists would really help.  Also anything explaining how to deal with multiple event types for lack of a better word would also be ideal.  
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