Writing & Evaluating a Virtual Event RFP

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Creating an RFP for your virtual event is very similar to the process used for in-person events. However, with the online landscape constantly changing, what are the essential elements that should be a part of your RFP? This class covers how to research potential vendors, writing a concise and relevant RFP, comparing responses from multiple providers and establishing evaluation criteria to make a decision.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand available options to research when creating your RFP.
  • Identify key elements to include in the RFP. 
  • Establish a systematic process for evaluating received responses and creating a comparison of features and benefits.
  • Identify often-overlooked questions to review in your RFP evaluation.
  • Identify areas to revisit to ensure selected providers continue meeting future needs.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 16 mins

Course Domains:

This on-demand course is just the beginning of what it takes to develop, plan and manage a virtual event. We’ve developed Virtual Event & Meeting Management, an entire online certificate course — eligible for 20 CMP hours too! — designed to help planners build on their existing event management skillset and experience. Learn the fundamentals of planning virtual events with our next course starting soon!

Brandt Krueger

As a first generation personal computer user since the age of 6, technology is part of Brandt’s DNA. Combine that DNA with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail.

In addition to being published on numerous websites such as CorbinBall.com, EventManagerBlog.com, and the Convention Industry Council, he has landed articles in trade publications such as Meetings and Conventions Magazine and Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine. He’s spoken at various industry events such as Collinson Collaborate, BizBash’s Elevate, MPI’s World Education Congress, FICP’s Education Forum, Event Camp (London, Chicago, and Middle East), and even a one week intensive for government ministers and guests on producing large scale events in Turkmenistan.

He currently teaches many public and private classes through the Event Leadership Institute, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named company that provides meeting and event technology consulting services.

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