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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...
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David Cook

Creative Pastor
Southeastern University
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Bissy Elliott

Tech Spouse
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Lee Fields

Audio/Mixing Expert
MxU
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Jeff Sandstrom

Audio/Mixing Specialist
MxU
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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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Paul Williams

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Leadership Team
The Church of Eleven22
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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....
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Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Keynote

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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...
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Dr.  Fredrick J. 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 Thorburn

Principal
Thornburn Associates inc
Co-Presenter

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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...
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Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope Church
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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
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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.  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
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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.
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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...
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Patrick Hentz

Lighting Designer
Church of the Highlands
Church Co-Presenter

Graham Whipple

Product Specialist
Green Hippo US
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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 Manager
C3 Church San Diego
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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
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Bill Kristajanto

Band Member
Bread of Stone
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Daniel Rivera

Sales/Business Development
Meyer Sound
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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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Lisa Jackson

Territory Account Manager
Key Code Media
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Jon Rutherford

Sr. Solutions Architect
Key Code Media
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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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Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer
Cool Solutions Group/eSPACE
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Jason Powell

Director of IT & Data Operations
Granger Community Church
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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...
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Bernie Farkus

Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Audinate
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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
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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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Pastor Jermaine Rodriguez

Lead Pastor
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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
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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 Leszczak

Former Extension Campus Worship Director
Family Harvest Church
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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
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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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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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Timothy Frederick

Director for Media Ministries
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Church Co-Presenter

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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 & Production
Momentum Christian Church
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Mat Johnson

Tech Team Leader
Momentum Christian Church
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Landon Ragusa

Tech Team Leader
Momentum Christian Church
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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

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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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 Manager
C3 Church San Diego
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