Sessions at-a-Glance

Select Criteria: Super Track = Tech Arts Conference

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

  • Room:   W414-C/D
  • Tuesday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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...
Speakers
Andrew Stone

Production Director & Senior Audio Engineer
MxU
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Benjamin J. Williams

Pastor of Culture & Creative Arts
The Church of Eleven22
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Bissy Elliott

Tech Spouse
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David Cook

Creative Pastor
Southeastern University
Speaker

Jeff Sandstrom

Audio/Mixing Specialist
MxU
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Lee Fields

Audio/Mixing Expert
MxU
Speaker

Paul Williams

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Leadership Team
The Church of Eleven22
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 13
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   W414-A/B
  • 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...
Speakers
Bob Winstead

Director of Lifelong Learning and Assistant Professor of Church Leadership
Candler School of Theology
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Michael Batts

Managing Partner
Batts Morrison Wales & Lee
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Phill Martin

Deputy CEO
The Church Network
Speaker

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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
Speaker

Stephen Brewster

Communications Ministry Expert
Cross Point Church
Speaker

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

  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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....
Speaker
Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Keynote

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  • Room:   W414-A
  • 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
Fredrick Ampel

System Designer/Consultant
Technology Visions Analytics
Moderator

James Brawley

Consultant
James S Brawley & Associates
Co-Presenter

Mike Stukey

Owner
Stukey Associates
Co-Presenter

Steve Thornburn

Principal
Thornburn Associates inc
Co-Presenter

Session details

  • 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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Preston Gray

NEXO District Sales Manager
Yamaha
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 14
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Stepping up to a console to run your church’s lighting system can be intimidating. This 1-hour course takes the mystery out of programming with the award-winning MagicQ consoles. You’ll learn how to patch a new show, create, record and edit cues, apply effects, use tools like MagicVis and unlock loads...
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Philip Watson


ChamSys USA
Speaker

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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...
Speakers
Chip Allen

Technical Marketing Group Specialist
Yamaha Pro Audio Division
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John Schauer


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Jose Perez


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Wednesday, November 14
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   W221-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Designing spaces conducive for creating an Intimate and Dynamic worship experiences starts with an understanding of how God created us to worship.  Understanding God’s physical laws in delivering “The Message” gives us insight into how to have the maximum impact in each service.   This seminar will teach you how to use...

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Wednesday, November 14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In services, volunteers with little to no training often wind up behind the lighting board. QuickQ consoles are a new, radically simplified version of the MagicQ series, featuring an intuitive plug-and-play interface that makes it easy for even inexperienced users to operate smaller lighting systems. Learn how to cover new...
Speaker
Philip Watson


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

  • Room:   W224-G
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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...
Speaker
Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope Church
Speaker

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  • 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
Speaker

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  • Room:   W221-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
LED Video walls are becoming the new standard for displaying video. Choosing the right option for your church is a huge decision that can “wow" your audience and build a connection. With endless options available to all types of environments and budgets, it can get overwhelming. In this session, CEO...

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  • Room:   W221-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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. Sponsored by CHAUVET Professional.
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Daniel Connell

Lighting Designer
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-H
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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

Session details

  • Room:   W224-D
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Duke DeJong of CCI Solutions explores the effective use of IMAG (image magnification), an effective tool to helping connect to people at your worship, teaching, or stage experience. Done well, you can engage the masses. Done poorly, you will only distract them. In this session we will discuss five keys...
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Duke DeJong

Vice President, Sales and Integration
CCI Solutions
Speaker

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  • Room:   W221-E
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Learn about Point Source, Constant Curvature Array, and Variable Line Array speakers and how to evaluate what technology is best for your application. 
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Josh Maichele

Applications Specialist - House of Worship
L-Acoustics
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-F
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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.  Whether it be a lavalier on a pastor, or a headset mic...
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Alex Rodriguez

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

  • Room:   W224-E
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   W224-A
  • 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...
Speaker
Rohan Garricks

DGB Live LLC
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   W224-G
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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...
Speaker
Natolie Warren

Licensed Minister, LPC, Transformational Speaker, Self Development Coach & Author
The Whole Woman Experience
Speaker

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  • Room:   W-221B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Daryl Sutton and Daniel Connell share insights into ways a house of worship can work with vendors and consultants to leverage its investment in lighting. Coming from the perspective of a supplier (Sutton) and a TD/consultant (Connell), the two highly regarded industry figures will offer advice on building a lighting...
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Daniel Connell

Lighting Designer
Speaker

Daryl Sutton

National Worship Resource Manager
Chauvet
Speaker

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  • Room:   W221-E
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker
Josh Maichele

Applications Specialist - House of Worship
L-Acoustics
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:   W224-H
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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

Session details

  • Room:   W224-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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
Speaker

Session details

  • 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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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   W224-F
  • 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

Session details

  • Room:   W224-D
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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

  • Room:   W224-G
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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
Speaker

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  • Room:   W221-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
A truly immersive and inventive educational demo on psychoacoustics featuring and audiotechnik Soundscape.   As part of AE Global Media’s “Live Booth” experience, attendees will experience sensory perception like no other. CEO Donnie Haulk will walk you through all the new technology used throughout the demo room and audiotechnik will be on hand to educate...

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  • Room:   W221-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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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Seth Thiesen

Production & Lighting Director
North Point Ministries
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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...
Speakers
Graham Whipple

Product Specialist
Green Hippo US
Speaker

Patrick Hentz

Lighting Designer
Church of the Highlands
Church Co-Presenter

Session details

  • Room:   W224-E
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-H
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 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
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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:   W221-E
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
This workshop will introduce L-ISA. L-ISA technology enables churches to deliver new multidimensional sound experiences, heightening the sense of proximity and deepening connections with the audience. Creating a multidimensional object-based mix is extremely intuitive. As if painting, sources can simply be placed, spread and layered visually where you wish them...
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Josh Maichele

Applications Specialist - House of Worship
L-Acoustics
Speaker

Session details

  • 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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  • Room:   W314-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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

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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Tres Cozad


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Thursday, November 15
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room:   W224-F
  • 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...
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Bernie Farkus

Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Audinate
Speaker

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

  • Room:   W221-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
A truly immersive and inventive educational demo on psychoacoustics featuring and audiotechnik Soundscape.   As part of AE Global Media’s “Live Booth” experience, attendees will experience sensory perception like no other. CEO Donnie Haulk will walk you through all the new technology used throughout the demo room and audiotechnik will be on hand to educate on their...

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  • Room:   W224-B
  • 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...
Speakers
Brandon Leafblad

Co-Founder
Audio Fusion Systems
Speaker

Peter Neumann

Founder
Worship Expedition
Church Co-Presenter

Session details

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 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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Aaron Cole

Lighting & Stage Designer
Faith Family Church
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-H
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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

Session details

  • Room:   W224-D
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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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Pastor Jermaine Rodriguez

Lead Pastor
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-E
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W221-E
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Speaker
Josh Maichele

Applications Specialist - House of Worship
L-Acoustics
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W222-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W224-G
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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 Leszczak

President
Concurrent Systems Incorporated
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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Thursday, November 15
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W224-A
  • 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
Speaker

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

  • Room:   W222-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W414-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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.
Speaker

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  • Room:   The Spark
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W414-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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...
Speaker
Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope Church
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-G
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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...
Speakers
Duke DeJong

Vice President, Sales and Integration
CCI Solutions
Speaker

Timothy Frederick

Director for Media Ministries
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Church Co-Presenter

Session details

  • Room:   W221-E
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn about Point Source, Constant Curvature Array, and Variable Line Array speakers and how to evaluate what technology is best for your application. 
Speaker
Josh Maichele

Applications Specialist - House of Worship
L-Acoustics
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   W224-D
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W224-H
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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 & Production
Momentum Christian Church
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Landon Ragusa

Tech Team Leader
Momentum Christian Church
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Mat Johnson

Tech Team Leader
Momentum Christian 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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Tres Cozad


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Thursday, November 15
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 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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Aaron Cole

Lighting & Stage Designer
Faith Family Church
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Daniel Connell

Lighting Designer
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Patrick Hentz

Lighting Designer
Church of the Highlands
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Seth Thiesen

Production & Lighting Director
North Point Ministries
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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

Songwriter/Worship Leader
Iron Bell Music
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Stephen McWhirter

Lead Singer
Iron Bell Music
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  • Room:   W224-F
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W224-E
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
LED walls seem to be all the rage. This breakout will look at all the factors involved when planning to use LEDs for a special service or if your church is considering purchasing them.  What is a MIL and what do I need?  How do I deal with the weight? ...
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Stefan Svard

Head Engineer
THOR
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Thursday, November 15
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W221-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
“God’s Laws of Communication” is a study in the elemental physiology of worship focusing on the cause and effect of today’s AVL and acoustics in the master planning of a total worship environment.  The underlying goal is to create an environment that will promote engaging and high impact worship experiences...

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  • Room:   W224-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
We all want to use the latest and greatest compressor or effect, but do you really need it? Join me while we discuss how to maximize the basics of audio to take your mix to the next level.
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Andrew Davis

Sales Engineer
LMG Systems Integration
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  • Room:   W224-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W224-D
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W224-G
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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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  • Room:   W224-H
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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-E
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
This workshop will introduce L-ISA. L-ISA technology enables churches to deliver new multidimensional sound experiences, heightening the sense of proximity and deepening connections with the audience. Creating a multidimensional object-based mix is extremely intuitive. As if painting, sources can simply be placed, spread and layered visually where you wish them...

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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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Chip Allen

Technical Marketing Group Specialist
Yamaha Pro Audio Division
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Jose Perez


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Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • 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
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   W221-E
  • Thursday, November 15, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Josh Maichele

Applications Specialist - House of Worship
L-Acoustics
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Thursday, November 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Stepping up to a console to run your church’s lighting system can be intimidating. This 1-hour course takes the mystery out of programming with the award-winning MagicQ consoles. You’ll learn how to patch a new show, create, record and edit cues, apply effects, use tools like MagicVis and unlock loads...
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Philip Watson


ChamSys USA
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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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Thursday, November 15
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   W221-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
In services, volunteers with little to no training often wind up behind the lighting board. QuickQ consoles are a new, radically simplified version of the MagicQ series, featuring an intuitive plug-and-play interface that makes it easy for even inexperienced users to operate smaller lighting systems. Learn how to cover new...
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Philip Watson


ChamSys USA
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