Sessions at-a-Glance

Tuesday, November 13
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

This training will show the need and necessity for a church to establish, and maintain a Security and Safety Team. The course will present evidence from a local, state, national and global perspective. You will learn how to build a team, including processing the application, interviewing, screening, background checks, and...
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James Friedman

Co-Owner
Forever Vigilant LLC
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Let’s get straight to real, practical solutions, right?  This is not a “come and listen” breakout.  The MxU Forum at WFX is where you will get your actual problems solved.  The MxU Forum will help HOW technology teams grow and overcome the countless hurdles that frustrate them and limit their...
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Andrew Stone

Production Director & Senior Audio Engineer
MxU
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Jeff Sandstrom


Sonnet House
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Lee Fields


MxU
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Getting started on a construction plan or project can feel overwhelming, especially when you don't even know the first steps you should take. No matter the scope and the scale of your project, understanding the process will help to ensure it will be cost-effective and time-efficient.  Master planning, budgeting and...
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Andrew Beyea

Project Architect
Waldon Studio Architects
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Brad Daugherty

Director of Worship Arts and Communications
New Beginnings Baptist Church
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Christa Kerrigan

Principal, Director of Business Development
Waldon Studio Architects
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Jerry Lawson

National Manager, ENERGY STAR for Congregations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Ravi Waldon

President & Founder
Waldon Studio Architects
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Tuesday, November 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   W314-B
  • Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston, we have a problem. Churches everywhere are realizing that the way people attend and engage with the church is radically different than it was even a decade ago. What worked before isn't necessarily working anymore. So how can you improve how you're using communication channels like social media, announcements,...
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Phil Bowdle

Creative Arts Director
West Ridge Church
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Tuesday, November 13
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This intensive is an opening path to becoming a Certified Church Administrator through The Church Network. (TCN) is an inter-denominational association of churches and individuals which exists to serve the church by promoting the highest level of professional competence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches. In addition...
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Bob Winstead


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Michael Batts


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Phill Martin


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During any emergency, it is important to be able to draw from all available resources. The special skills, training, and capabilities of staff will play a vital role in coping with the effects of any disaster, and they will be of paramount importance during and after a major event. Participants...
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Paul Timm

Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates
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  • Room:   W314-B
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In this jam-packed pre-conference experience, come sit with Stephen Brewster and Luke McElroy as they unpack the four core biblical principles of unleashing your creative potential. From working well in a team environment, to leveraging your unique gifts, this practical and insightful pre-conference will leave you ready to go tackle...
Speakers
Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
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Stephen Brewster

Creative Arts Pastor
Cross Point Church
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Wednesday, November 14
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Wednesday, November 14, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Our natural inclination is to be interested in how we’re being perceived by the people and leaders before whom we serve. This session will call us back to standing before an audience of only One.
Speaker
Bob Sorge

Author/Conference Speaker
Oasis House Ministry
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Wednesday, November 14
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Lighting designers seeking to create impactful designs that also translate well on camera for church services, often find themselves struggling to balance the demands of lighting for the room and lighting for video. Seth shares tips and tricks for the camera and lighting fixtures that ensure what you see with...

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Wednesday, November 14
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Does your Sound System deliver the power of the Word? Does it help your congregation focus on the message or is it a distraction? Does it create a sonic environment that reinforces the worship experience?  This session will help you discover ways to improve your building’s acoustics, control noise and...
Speakers
Bill Thrasher. Sr

President, Principal Consultant
Thrasher Design Group
Co-Presenter

Chris Hinkle

Director of Engineering
First Baptist Orlando
Church Co-Presenter

Fredrick Ampel

System Designer/Consultant
Technology Visions Analytics
Moderator

Mike Stukey

Owner
Stukey Associates
Co-Presenter

Steve Thornburn

Principal
Thornburn Associates inc
Co-Presenter

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Want to know the difference between effective advertising and noise that ends up being tuned out? Want to know how to get people to listen while competing with the blaring racket that our overwrought social media vehicles create? Join me as I show you how to create a plan that...
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Bryan Haley

Church Juice Producer
Church Juice
Speaker

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This will be an overview of legal issues affecting churches in terms of their land, buildings, and property. We will discuss the acquisition and zoning of land. We'll talk about construction contracts, building occupancy permits, building codes, and so forth. We will talk about the process of securing the building...
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Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel
Speaker

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For those who serve in the church, we know that every week another Sunday is always coming. And it’s easy to loose perspective of our true calling and run with confidence. Add to this, the world we live in. It’s full of criticism and comparison, that so easily entangles us....
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Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Keynote

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  • Room:   W221-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Churches come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have spaces with different needs, from contemporary worship to vacation bible school and everything in between. For this reason, there is not one sound system that fits every church. This class will walk you through three major criteria to discuss...

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Within contemporary Christian culture, many freely use the term “worship” as a euphemism for Church congregational singing. Does this indicate a dangerous contradiction? We know that worship is much more. Even for those who might sincerely profess that “worship is a lifestyle”, this potent presentation offers a perspective that will simultaneously...
Speaker
Grant Norsworthy

Grammy Nominee, Dove Award Winner, Musician, Songwriter
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 14
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Set pieces, camera angles and lighting elements found in theatre can add impact to your services and make them more immersive and engaging. Daniel discusses which lighting resources serve as the most powerful means of delivering the story of Jesus with the excellence it deserves.

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Wednesday, November 14
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   W221-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Join us for an intense 3-hour session on how Digital Mixers can improve your worship experience both as an engineer and performer. Which mixer is the best for me: This will be a discussion on the difference between digital and analog mixers, and the features that make it a smart choice...

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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   W224-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
You don’t necessarily have to spend money to improve your sound. Sometimes, it’s the small things that can make a big difference. In this seminar we’ll walk through some very simple changes you can make that will have a positive impact on your sound.  Of equal importance is your people skills,...
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Doug Gould

Worship MD
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There’s something about atmosphere and environment that helps people encounter God in powerful ways. In this course, Luke McElroy will unpack the building blocks of implementing your own environmental projection (or multiscreen) system by showing the most budget friendly ways to do it. This class won’t use fancy words either....
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Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Speaker

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Almost every component of your facilities will have to be replaced at some point. Do you have an action plan? Intentional organizations plan today for tomorrow’s costs. That’s why it’s critical you establish a capital reserve account now! These are not "IF" questions but rather "WHEN" and "HOW MUCH". If...
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Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer
Cool Solutions Group/eSPACE
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  • Room:   W222-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Imagine a room full of 1000 + people. Finally you find your seat after waiting in line for an hour. You put your stuff down, the lights black out, the spotlight comes on, and your favorite song on the radio starts playing. Singers and dancers come out, lights are going...
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Casie Adams

items producer
C3 Church San Diego
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Lindsay Mentor

Hair and Makeup Director
C3 Church San Diego
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Reuben Poon

Production Coordinator
C3 Church San Diego
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-D
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Image magnification, or IMAG, can be an effective tool that helps people engage in the worship and teaching experience. Done well, you can engage better connect to the masses. Done poorly, you will only distract them. In this session, we will discuss five keys to effective IMAG for your church. Speaker:...
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Duke DeJong

Vice President, Sales and Integration
CCI Solutions
Speaker

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  • Room:   W222-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Joel Gerdis


Iron Bell Music
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Stephen McWhirter


Iron Bell Music
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  • Room:   W414-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
What are the issues a congregation should be prepared to address as it considers the rehabilitation of a historic property? This session will examine the influence that the US Secretary of the Interior Standards and Guidelines, which define the criteria by which all preservation and historic renovation projects are evaluated...
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Jonathan Rollins

Principal
GFF Architects
Speaker

Rev. Elzie Odom, Jr

Senior Pastor
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
Co-Presenter

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In this session, we are looking to inform and educate members of the church on providing and maintaining a safe and secure environment. Any church size and all levels of knowledge is welcome as the training can apply to all houses of worship environments.
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Bill Wells

Director of Security
AE Global
Speaker

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  • Room:   W221-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
If you have questions, need design support, want additional information, or just want to hang out with a bunch of audio people…this is the place to be. The Yamaha Staff will be on hand to discuss those questions you didn’t want to ask out loud as well as provide assistance...

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Speaking with ‘One Voice’ means unity.  What is the opposite of unity?  You got it…disunity.  A words that kills any solid vision.  How does this translate to your organization?  How do you unify the young and old, the creatives and the introverts? We’ll break down the importance of speaking with ONE...
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Megan Kelly

Creative Director
Encounter Church
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This class would be ideal for anyone who is currently working with volunteers, working to grow a ministry, or is currently working understaffed. When it's not possible to add staff as needed, it's important to know how to steward the resources that are available, including empowering people to volunteer and...
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Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope Church
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Having great technology isn't always the key to having a great service experience. In fact, without the proper systems in place for training, equipment management, and communication, having complex equipment can do more harm than good. In this class, we will discuss the importance of having proper systems in place...
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Justin Firesheets

Production Director
Church of the Highlands
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In today’s modern church, and due to the demands of broadcasting and streaming, lavalier and headset mics are now a crucial part of just about every church service.  However, sometimes the results obtained are less than stellar quality.  In this session we will help you navigate the ins and outs...
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Alex Rodriguez

Consultant / Designer / Integrator / Engineer
Alex Rodriguez Audio
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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Put two of the leading national voices in Church Communication into one room and give them 105 minutes to be bold, creative, and informative; what do you get? A lot of laughter, caution, stories, and practical information about branding, social media, leadership, tools, and results. Whether you’re getting started, needing...
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Mark MacDonald

Communication Strategist
Florida Baptist Convention & Founder of Be Known For Something
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Phil Bowdle

Creative Arts Director
West Ridge Church
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Discussion on the state of IP based standards in production & broadcast today. We talk AES, Dante, SMPTE, etc along with Networking do’s & dont's.
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Ricki Cook

Audio & Production Infrastructure Director // Network Architect
Hillsong Church
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This 90-minute presentation will primarily deal with sudden ambush-style attacks, unruly/disorderly individuals, children’s ministry incidents, domestic violence, medical situations, criminal law, civil liability, and attempted intrusions into secure areas. The presentation will introduce statistical data on church attacks, layered security, armed security teams, candidates for teams, as well as other...
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Christophor Periatt

Co-Owner/Lead Instructor
Forever Vigilant LLC.
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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

LAPTOP IS REQUIRED A session that will introduce you to project management techniques that if applied will improve your skills in a significant way regardless of your starting point or background as manager/leader.  There are many people who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found...
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Rohan Garricks


DGB Live LLC
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Are you looking for ways to save money on building projects? We will be discussing  how to leverage bankruptcies and foreclosures, how to coordinate demolition efforts with contractors, how to partner with commercial designers, how to find and use salvaged construction materials, repurposing old store interiors, securing donations, tax advantages,...
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Scott Walker

Facilities Director
Riverwood Church Community
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  • Room:   W221-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
This session offers a working knowledge of Ethernet networks, appropriate for front-line technicians and technical directors alike. By examining how a home network really operates, attendees will see a relatable framework and will begin to understand networking concepts more deeply. These same concepts apply perfectly to production networks and larger...

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  • Room:   W224-H
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
When making stage design choices, your church culture and beliefs should help guide your path. Since the early days of the church, architects and acolytes have been designing worship spaces and experiences based around what they believe. They communicate worship, history, and their expectations of attendees without saying a word....
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Adrian Gates

Media Director
Crossroads Community Church
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Are in-ear monitors - usually paired with personal digital mixing console - really the best way to go in every live Church music situation? What benefits are there? And what are the potential dangers and costs of tossing the open speaker monitor system. How can the best outcomes be achieved...
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Grant Norsworthy

Grammy Nominee, Dove Award Winner, Musician, Songwriter
Speaker

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  • Room:   W222-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
A Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning, driven, two-faced, fame-hungry, broken and redeemed man tells his story.
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Paul Colman

Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter/speaker/producer/entertainer
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
In some cases, the platform volume level has seriously degraded the front of house (Main Mix) in our churches and venues especially in the small to mid-sized venues. How do we mitigate the levels of sound coming from the stage so that the congregation and the musicians all hear what...
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Doug Gould

Worship MD
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-D
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Places of worship and church-related facilities must maintain a delicate balance between providing an open and welcoming environment and the safety and security for those participating in their services and events. Salient will discuss several topics of interest including: physical environment , security assessments, multi-site challenges, and response plans. For...
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Paul DiBerardino

Regional Sales Manager - Southeast
Salient
Speaker

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It is a known fact that leaders who have self-awareness about their own functioning are much more effective in their leadership work. In addition, those who have access to their own inner lives can effectively self-supervise and monitor their responses to the emotionally demanding circumstances that naturally arise as a...
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Natolie Warren

Licensed Minister, LPC, Transformational Speaker, Self Development Coach & Author
The Whole Woman Experience
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At some point as a church communicator, you’ll be asked to livestream a Sunday service. Or, maybe you’re the one who comes up with the idea and is willing to jump in and start this new ministry. Livestreaming can create a strategic way to engage members who are sick or...
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Alyssa Bream

Media Pastor
Open Door Church
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Change Orders — nobody wants them, and there's a way to avoid them during construction. Major issues can be averted and there are things you can be looking for that will protect the church from spending more than is needed. Come hear what your rights are as an owner and...
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Dean Johnson

Business Administrator
First Baptist Church Lubbock
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Kreg Robertson

Associate
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
Speaker

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We all find ourselves either about to be, in the middle of, or recovering from a transition. Either in our own lives or someone close to us. After navigating a tremulous couple of years Stephen will share what God has uncovered to him about navigating these seasons for yourself and...
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Stephen Brewster

Creative Arts Pastor
Cross Point Church
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

This session is a deep dive into the step by step creative process from concept to completion. From creative brainstorming to storyboarding, script writing, directing, and editing, you'll get a behind the scenes look at the production timeline of “Christmas According to Kids” and learn what it took to produce...
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Neil Gregory

Creative Director
Southland Church
Keynote

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Does your church or worship center have amazing moving lights, LED accents, and video screens that help communicate a powerful message? Are you including your congregation or are you leaving them out? This seminar explores ways to create an enveloping environment that accompanies larger lighting installations and will teach you how to best incorporate...
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Steven Young

Principal Designer, Director of Design
Visual Terrain
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Wednesday, November 14
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Would you like to increase your first-time visitor return rate? Would you like to attract more people from the surrounding region and make a difference in the community? There are ways to create a first impression that will help. This session will be about simple, yet impactful things you can...
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Mr.  Adam McLaughlin

Director of Marketing & Communications at Life Church in Fort Myers, Florida
Life Church, Fort Myers, Florida - Blogger at AdamMcLaughlin.net
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This session will give an introduction to video in Houses of Worship, as well as an overview of using media servers with projection, IMAG, LED and TV’s. It will cover Hippotizer V4+’s main features, work-flow, and popular components such as VideoMapper, MultiController, and DMX. Attendees will also go through the...
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Graham Whipple

Product Specialist
Green Hippo US
Speaker

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Does your church record and distribute its sermons? Does your congregation want to watch your sermons on YouTube or listen to the message on Podcast? Hear how a four-location mega-church with 6,000 in attendance, edits both video and audio for next-day delivery. This case study will help you understand how...
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Reuben Poon

Production Coordinator
C3 Church San Diego
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The most important part of a flight is not the pilot, the passengers, the engine, the size of the plane, the wheels, the shape of the plane or the stale peanuts - although the peanuts help. The most important part of air travel is the size of the runway; if...
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Eric Byrd

Worship Leader/Minister of Music
St John Baptist Church
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In 1992 Meyer Sound introduced D-Mitri a powerful multichannel surround system. The same technology used by Cirque de Soleil is now being used to create a fully immersive worship experience. Join us for in depth step by step overview of the D-Mitri multichannel immersive ecosystem and discuss a revolutionary yet...
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Ben Kristajanto

Band Member
Bread of Stone
Speaker

Bill Kristajanto

Band Member
Bread of Stone
Speaker

Daniel Rivera

Sales/Business Development
Meyer Sound
Speaker

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  • Room:   W222-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
A Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning, driven, two-faced, fame-hungry, broken and redeemed man tells the rest of his story.
Speaker
Paul Colman

Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter/speaker/producer/entertainer
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W221-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Whether your part of a church that has a building that’s been around for years or your church is getting ready to build a new building and are trying to maximize your space. Multi-use spaces are some of the most over-utilized and under supported rooms in the church. We all...

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  • Room:   W222-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Granger Community Church, located in Granger, Indiana, has recently moved to an internal cloud-based production system for audio throughout its worship facility. The installed system functions to provide access to all audio I/O for FOH, monitors and even future applications such as broadcast feeds. The audio I/Os are connected through...
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Mike Franklin


Speaker

Tony Staires

Production Director
Granger Community Church
Speaker

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This hands-on demonstration of non-lethal training ammunition will help Security / Guardian teams to pressure test incidents related to active killer/shooter, a terrorist attack, medical situations or handling an emotionally disturbed person. You will appreciate and understand the benefit of proactively utilizing reality-based training scenarios by incorporating UTM Non-Lethal Training...
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Mr.  Pierce Kibbey

CEO / Chief Instructor
PRACTICs INC
Speaker

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Being able to mix various video elements together, while seamlessly pixel mapping your output to a custom screen size, unique LED formation or a projection mapped output, sets the stage for a software like Resolume Arena 6. In this class, you’ll learn from Luke McElroy as he unveils how he...
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Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Speaker

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Join Lisa Jackson and Jon Rutherford for an in-depth examination of the entire pipeline of creation through delivery for media content targeting the next generation of audience that you are trying to reach. It will cover many of the technologies content creators need to consider and understand. This session is for...
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Jon Rutherford

Sr. Solutions Architect
Key Code Media
Speaker

Lisa Jackson

Territory Account Manager
Key Code Media
Speaker

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Security, parking, and medical teams are needed in today's churches, schools, and nonprofits more than ever. The best teams run not only on their own, but also in coordination with each other to produce a holistic approach to serving an organization, allowing all that come onto property to worship, teach,...
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Terry Berringer

Owner / Operator
Church Emergency Consulting
Speaker

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There is a technology that is trending that I believe will impact all aspects of your world…including church…so let’s get familiar with it – Internet of Things (IoT). So what does this all mean for churches…YOUR church? Our facilities are no longer just sticks and bricks...they are complex commercial buildings...
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Jason Powell

Director of IT & Data Operations
Granger Community Church
Speaker

Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer
Cool Solutions Group/eSPACE
Speaker

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This is a session about project borrowing as discussed from the Church's perspective-not the lender's. Lending to churches has changed as financial institutions realized that churches are good at repaying mortgages. This has made a number of lending options available to churches that were previously limited to for-profit entities. Sadly,...
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Billy Goff

CEO
Goff Companies
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Kerry Jones

Director, Client Relations/Church Planner
Goff Companies
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Thursday, November 15
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Level 1 Dante Certification Training is an introductory course for users who are new to networking. This session provides a foundation in audio and networking concepts and may be all that is required to assemble and operate a small, stand-alone Dante audio system. It is designed to provide a useful...
Speaker
Bernie Farkus

Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Audinate
Speaker

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Thursday, November 15
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Does it take piles of money and the latest expensive line array, to have fantastic sound at your church? No way! Join us as we unpack ways to quickly upgrade your sound and add in-ear monitoring, by leveraging gear you already have, and taking advantage of a growing number of...
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Brandon Leafblad

Co-Founder
Audio Fusion Systems
Speaker

Peter Neumann

Founder
Worship Expedition
Church Co-Presenter

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The church is always looking for new ways to get people through their doors. What if there was a way to do that with little to no cost to you? What we will look at in this session is how to use your existing church facility to engage your larger...
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Scott Walker

Facilities Director
Riverwood Church Community
Speaker

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There’s no doubt, that church culture has experienced significant change over the last couple of decades. In the face of that change, churches all over the world are trying to adapt, while remaining relevant and true to the Gospel. Keeping church facilities up-to-date is one of the biggest challenges churches...
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Rodney James

Vice President / Partner
Churches by Daniels Construction, Inc.
Speaker

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One of the single greatest complaints from church techs around the country is communication or lack thereof. There are some practical steps that can be taken to help break down communication barriers and help grow your tech ministry and your church. Learn how you can avoid last-minute requests while keeping...
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Todd Heft

Director of Media Arts
Hillside Community Church
Speaker

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When designing or selecting your video content for your venue, there are many factors to consider. We'll discuss and help you navigate through the questions you should be asking prior to selecting the right video content for your space. You'll walk out of this session an expert in content creation,...
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Jose Rubalcaba

Founder & Co-Owner
Visualize LED
Speaker

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Time is perhaps our most precious commodity. As we strive to prepare musical presentations of excellence, a great deal of time can we wasted through unsure leadership and poorly communicated expectations. This class presents practical and effective coaching for the three essentials of preparation: Practice, Soundcheck, and Rehearsal. Help inspire...
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Grant Norsworthy

Grammy Nominee, Dove Award Winner, Musician, Songwriter
Speaker

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  • Room:   W221-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
If Part I focused on how production networks are similar to your home network, Part II explains how production networks are different and how they can be optimized using standard tools built-in to managed switches. We will predominantly focus on (Dante™) audio networks in our examples. Lighting and video variations...

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Have you forgotten the first time you visited your church? I suspect being in your spaces has made you blind to some common opportunities we have to wow a first time guest. Join us as we unpack 17 things that can make your guest feel at home! 
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Stephen Brewster

Creative Arts Pastor
Cross Point Church
Speaker

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Today’s houses of worship are looking for cost-effective ways to communicate with the congregation beyond traditional printed bulletins. Churches are looking for affordable systems that will allow them to broadcast church services, events, and sermons to multiple worship locations, along with desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, and more. An IPTV distribution...
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Bobby Falconnier

Broadcast Manager
First Baptist Orlando
Church Co-Presenter

Jim Jachetta

EVP and CTO
VidOvation
Speaker

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The Layered Security Approach is a method used to evaluate the church’s security needs by reviewing the security issues, current situation, and future needs with a series of questions. The information is used to help determine the type of systems needed to meet the requirements – whether it is intrusion,...
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Keith Shaver

VP Sales and Marketing
Matrix Network, ATV/NLSS, Uniview Tec
Speaker

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We all know that Sunday comes every week, and learning how to manage conflicting goals and schedules, and the overarching workload of your job is challenging. The importance of designing your space for multi-use engagement can affect the way your congregation worships and make your time more efficient and effective.  Learn...
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Justin Crisp

Technical Director
Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church
Speaker

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On January 18, 2018, Mark Zuckerberg dropped a bomb on the so-called social media experts, leaving the Facebook marketing landscape a desolate and desperate wasteland. That's the hype, but the reality may not so bleak. As a matter of fact, there is indeed, an opportunity to grow and reach more...
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Adrian Gates

Media Director
Crossroads Community Church
Speaker

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This session will focus on Environmental Projection and it's use in a church setting. We will discuss how technology can enhance storytelling and how to effectively communicate the key message found in preaching and worship using EP, graphics and lighting.  The art of storytelling connects ideas found in songs and...
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Tim Ottley

Church Tech, TD Writer
Asbury United Methodist Church
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The session will delve into the many technical facets, challenges and solutions when the service environment requires setup/tear down for every service. Explore out of the box ideas that will help mobile rigging perform better, quicker and with less hassle. Ideal audience segment would be the volunteer audio engineer at...
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Glenn Lesczak

Indiana Campus Worship Director
Family Harvest Church
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From active shooters, disgruntled parents, to wanderings kids – our society has changed. It is sad, but it is a reality that we must deal with. There is a lot a church can do logistically, but also some simple measures you can take with your facility to make the children,...
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Kreg Robertson

Associate
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
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Thursday, November 15
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

LAPTOP REQUIRED A follow-up session to the beginners boot camp, this session will continue the introduction to project management techniques that if applied will improve your skills in a significant way regardless of your starting point or background as manager/leader.  There are many people who started their careers as experts in...
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Rohan Garricks


DGB Live LLC
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Thursday, November 15
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Church conferences and youth rallies are great at engaging young adults. Aaron discusses the impact lighting has in making these events successful. Find out how to use lighting to create engaging, concert-style elements of “coolness” that resonate with kids of all ages, while reinforcing and staying true to the core...

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Thursday, November 15
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ministries are most effective when they are fully immersed in their community and buildings can play a key role in moving a church toward an embedded identity.  Learn how strategic planning and innovative design can help bring the church back to the center of the community through spaces that are...
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Brian Walsh

Founder & President
The Collage Companies
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Don Mahoney

President & Principal Architect
Building God's Way
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Producing live shows in front of an audience week-after-week is a high-risk game. Add to that small production teams with mixed skill sets ranging from industry experts to eager, willing volunteers, and the stakes get even higher. Schedule these events on weekends when support can be limited and the stress...
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Nigel Spratling

Vice President, Production Switchers, and Video Servers
Ross Video
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As tech teams endeavor to support multiple services and all the additional needs for production turn around, there's bound to be scheduling conflicts and challenges that reduce the feasibility of accommodating everything and everyone. Making it even more challenging is when each 'event' requires it's own production and stage set....
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Alex Rodriguez

Consultant / Designer / Integrator / Engineer
Alex Rodriguez Audio
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Do you run from conflict? As a leader do you address every rumor about you or the ministry you lead? Do you send a text when you should really make a phone call? A very wise person once said 'if you are a leader and no one is mad at...
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Eric Byrd

Worship Leader/Minister of Music
St John Baptist Church
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Using current technologies like texting is an easy way to report suspicious activity information. We can crowd-source suspicious activity information for safe churches by  Implementing the Department of Homeland Security campaign “See Something Say Something”.  Prevention of major emergencies is literally, at everyone’s fingertips. Suspicious activity information  can effectively intercept...
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Cyril Rayan

President & CEO
Resiligence, Inc.
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Effective Wi-Fi is not only becoming a guest expectation in a facility, it's also become an essential component of the installed audiovisual systems, building automation, and increasingly, the "Internet of Things". When planning for new facility construction or a remodel, there are many important considerations that come into play during...
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Ian Beyer

Senior WLAN Field Engineer
Wireless Training & Solutions
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Have you ever needed a cable and you couldn't find it? Or needed a cable but the only one you could buy was 47' longer than you needed? What if you could make that network audio cable yourself? Well, there is a way you can improve your systems without it...
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Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope Church
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Facebook has slowly been taking away the ability to reach those who “like” your church’s page. But, the one thing guaranteed to reach your followers is video - specifically live video. Today, everyone has the ability to create creative, engaging, and strategic marketing that will increase your reach beyond any...
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Alyssa Bream

Media Pastor
Open Door Church
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  • Room:   W314-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
We've heard for years how important it is to be mindful of content, SEO, likes, followers and a plethora of other analytics. Yet, how does one determine which of the many metrics available are best to pay attention to? Why are some stats important while others are not? Does that...
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Jim Washok

Communications Director
West End Assembly of God
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New technology purchases are often too focused on what the technology does or how cool it is, and not on whether it can equip your ministry to best reach people in your community. This is especially true when it comes to designing new audio, video, and lighting systems for your...
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Duke DeJong

Vice President, Sales and Integration
CCI Solutions
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The Lumen8 lighting consoles are intuitive and equipped with a unique platform that provides a very quick learning curve, therefore providing better control of your light show. The series includes the Lumen8 Station, Lumen8 Surface, and the Lumen8 Console. Built with a durable and compact housing, the Lumen 8 Station is...
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Come and explore a statistical fact based look into the trends of criminal attacks that churches are currently experiencing and learn how this knowledge can help save lives. Learn from the facts and statistics, trends and detailed case studies that will help you establish safety and security measures in your...
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Roger Hammer

Director of Security and Public Safety; CEO, Templar Solutions Groups
Christ Fellowship Church
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  • Room:   W221-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The church is filled with amazing volunteers, all willing to jump in and serve with different skill levels. We all know Sundays wouldn’t happen without the team. As a director or team lead a large part of your job is training and unfortunately, training isn’t always a top priority. Setting...

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Learn how to raise up and activate non-technical volunteers and develop their skill-set to a production level aptitude. We will explore the need for preparation before the actual services, best practices for communication between team members,  and how to make corrections on the look and feel of the service message....
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Chad Ferris

Pastor of Technology and Production
Momentum Christian Church
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DeAndre Smith

Tech Team Leader
Momentum Christian Church
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Mat Johnson

Tech Team Leader
Momentum Christian Church
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Thursday, November 15
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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Joel Gerdis


Iron Bell Music
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Stephen McWhirter


Iron Bell Music
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Level 2 Dante Certification is an intermediate course designed for intermediate to advanced Dante users that are looking to create more advanced systems and learn best practices.   Course Topics • Dante Controller - Configuration and Diagnostics Tools • Dante redundancy • Clocking • Latency • Unicast & Multicast • Dante Flows • Dante Via
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Bernie Farkus

Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Audinate
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Thursday, November 15
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
If you’re involved in lighting for church services, you don’t want to miss this panel! Lighting Designers Patrick Hentz (Church of the Highlands), Daniel Connell (Church on the Move), Seth Thiesen (North Point Ministries) and Aaron Cole (Faith Family Church/Brightness Blog) share insights on how lighting can create super engaging...

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Thursday, November 15
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn how your church can develop a framework for a solid legal defense, risk management, and a legal compliance strategy. It is important you understand the components of a legal defense wall that can be built around your church much like the walls of a city. Do you understand the...
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Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel
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Thousands of churches across the world are leveraging video to connect campuses together. Within the last five years, new technology options have emerged which make reliable live video delivery possible with standard internet connections. This is changing the strategy of church planters who leverage the benefits of video - they...
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Corey McKnatt

Lead Production Director
Real Life Church
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Paul Martel

CEO & Co-Founder
Living As One
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What if a church’s success is about communicating a unifying message so you become known for it? What if we’re actually contributing to NOISE by talking too much? What if we could say LESS so our congregations and communities will listen MORE! Mark MacDonald (a favorite WFX church comm presenter)...
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Mark MacDonald

Communication Strategist
Florida Baptist Convention & Founder of Be Known For Something
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Not sure if lamp or laser is better for you? Should you get a white screen or grey screen? Are their solutions when your space is super-bright? What if you have a very small budget? Learn the answer to all of these things and more when you hear the top...
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Todd Reed

Getting Church Projection Right – Lessons Learned from Projector Experts
Projector People
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Story-telling is an art that should engage all five senses and today’s lighting technology can help to do that. With a little bit of know-how, lighting can enrich worship, the spoken word, the ambiance, and enhance the overall experience.  Lighting and storytelling are commonly used in today’s modern day church. Come...
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Tim Ottley

Church Tech, TD Writer
Asbury United Methodist Church
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Are you a medium to large church (300-2000 seat) that wants an all-volunteer AVL team? Hear how we created a structured recruiting and training process to enable us to grow from a two to four location mega-church (~6,000 weekly attendance) with a volunteer AVL team of 100+. Many of our...
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Reuben Poon

Production Coordinator
C3 Church San Diego
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  • Room:   W221-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
This will be a presentation and discussion into what your options are when it comes to personal monitor applications. We will look at some of the options available to you and how affordable it can be.

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Participants will discover the importance of connectional relationship building with the local community through the use of social media platforms. Discussion includes a brief overview of the main social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); content creation, strategy, and audience targeting; social listening; analytics and the role they play in leveraging...
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Meghan Howard

Associate Pastor and Director of Digital Communications
Fairborn UMC
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  • Room:   The Spark
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
"Hey Tim...how do we get started with Facility Budgeting?" I hear that a lot from Pastors, XP's, Business Admins, Facility Managers and lay leaders involved in facilities management.  A budgeting strategy that supports the healthy stewardship of the facility needs to be prioritized in light of the fact that the...
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Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer
Cool Solutions Group/eSPACE
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Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

The most impactful and influential leaders are the ones who lead from who they truly are, not who they pretend to be. In today’s culture there is a desperate need for life-giving leadership, but we can’t give what we don’t have. During this message, Tyler Reagin will talk about the...
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Tyler Reagin

President
Catalyst
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Thursday, November 15
1:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   W221-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
If you have questions, need design support, want additional information, or just want to hang out with a bunch of audio people…this is the place to be. The Yamaha Staff will be on hand to discuss those questions you didn’t want to ask out loud as well as provide assistance...

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