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Sherri Vanyek (non-member)'s picture

ALA Event Management System RFP

The American Library Association is seeking an experienced event management company to provide software to manage our conference events and programs. The proposed system must be web-based, and cross-browser / cross-platform accessible.  It must accommodate the functions described in the request for proposal (RFP).  As stated in the RFP, these functions can be summarized as:

  • replace our program/abstract management systems across the association with a single system to solicit and evaluate program proposals and poster sessions
  • replace our session request submission form used to request meeting room and resource requirements
  • replace our speaker management systems across the association with a single system to track and store information about speakers
  • replace our room and resource management system used to assign meeting room resource requests (requests made from session request submission form above) to convention center and hotel rooms

An electronic version of this RFP can be found at http://itts.ala.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ALA-EventManagementSystemRFP.pdf .

Feel free to share this information with firms that you have worked with that are known to take on these types of projects. It would be helpful to copy me in as well, as I am the contact for the proposals.