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WFX Conference and Expo
September 17 – 19, 2019
Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 17
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
LAPTOP IS REQUIRED A session that will introduce you to project management techniques that 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 themselves...
Rohan Garricks

Director
DGB Live

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What if you could become a pro user in ProPresenter? After this class, that’s a near certainty. Join us as we talk about power tips for ProPresenter that will save you time, increase your efficiency and allow you to make better looking slides in no time. Beyond just the tips...
Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media

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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...
Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope Church

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This interactive workshop will allow the participants to assess the safety & security needs of their church, identify the church's most vulnerable areas and learn how to conduct a physical security assessment in their own church. Participants will conduct a hands-on, onsite, physical security assessment with  round table discussions that...
Glenn Blandford

Physical Security Specialist-Team Leader
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

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Mark MacDonald, Communication Catalyst and Executive Director (influencing over 10,000+ churches), brings 3 decades of expertise into this HIGHLY practical session to help you improve your church website. Whether creating a new site, fixing a current site, or rebuilding one; there'll be proven tips, tricks, and recommendations with reasons WHY...
Mark MacDonald

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

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Tuesday, September 17
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
How can we do an effective needs analysis? What are the best options for online research? How can we learn from the experience of other churches? Where can we get good professional advice? Who sells the products or services we need and how do we find the best fit for...
Dr.  Fredrick J. Ampel

System Designer/Consultant
Technology Visions Analytics

Mr  Chris Foreman

Principal
SpeakAV, LLC

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LAPTOP REQUIRED A follow-up session to the beginners boot camp, this session will continue the introduction to project management techniques that 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...
Rohan Garricks

Director
DGB Live

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Jesus modeled a life of going where those in need already were. He commanded the Church to do the same. The rapid rise of online video and internet TV have established new behaviors of online community growth that your church can participate in. Over 1.3 billion people watch over 5...
Jim Washok

Director of Communications & Online Ministries
WEAG - West End Assembly of God

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Part 1: Why do we sing? Bringing unity with an agreed, measurable goal For those who are involved with music and songs for worship, it is very easy to become consumed with the what and the how. But, the what and how must flow from the all-important why. If we have...
Grant Norsworthy

Founder, Owner Principal Instructor, More Than Music Mentor, Speaker/Teacher & Musician

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Tuesday, September 17
4:00 PM - 5:03 PM
  • Tuesday, September 17, 4:00 PM - 5:03 PM
In late 2016, Mosaic Church started turning a moldy, broken down former box store into a gospel centered community. Where are they now? In an exclusive tour of Mosaic, you'll see and hear from Mosaic staff and the industry experts involved in the project along with plans for phase II in...

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Tuesday, September 17
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Room:   W209C
  • Tuesday, September 17, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Worship facilities buy all kinds of products and services but they have different needs and different decision-making processes than other customers. Given the enormous diversity of denominations and congregation sizes and the growing influence of the internet and social media, the worship market can be very confusing. This session will...
Dr.  Fredrick J. Ampel

System Designer/Consultant
Technology Visions Analytics

Mr  Chris Foreman

Principal
SpeakAV, LLC

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Tuesday, September 17
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
From Genesis to Revelation, God beckons us to join in His mission. This invitation is a privilege made possible by the redemptive work of Christ, who came to “Planet Death” clothed in flesh so that we might be both recipients of and participants in the gospel. As His church, it...
Renaut van der Riet

Lead Pastor
Mosaic Church

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Wednesday, September 18
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
There is no one correct leadership style. Leaders lead differently based on a variety of factors. However, there are some marks that many leaders have in common. This session will explore those marks and provide ways that you can improve as a leader and go from good to great as...
Kyle Stefanowicz

Technical Director / Tour Manager / Leadership Coach

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God created the human race with a beautiful spectrum of diversity. The church should strive to reflect this diversity as a part of our corporate identity and worship. The Great Community found in Acts 2:42-47 shared an uncommon way of living because the gospel creates an “uncommon community.” It is...
Rev. Dr. Jeff Philpott

Senior Pastor
Sandhills Community Church

Rev. Dr. Malcolm Walls

Pastor of Outreach & Next Steps
Sandhills Community Church

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Building a new church structure is a daunting task to step into. Fund-raising, design, development, permitting and construction can take many years as the initial dream becomes a reality. Good storytelling will keep your staff and congregation informed and excited along the way and often results in better follow through...
Phil Taylor

Executive Pastor of Leadership and Development
Mosaic Church

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Learn to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behavior. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and tongue that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and...
Glenn Blandford

Physical Security Specialist-Team Leader
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

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This seminar will cover the major differences and advantages of switching from projectors to the latest in LED Video technology. Topics include: saving energy, clarity of picture (even with full ambient lighting) and the flexibility of LED video.
Edgar Bernal

East Coast Regional Sales Manager
ADJ Products

Corey Chavira

Lead Video Product Support Specialist
ADJ Lighting

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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...
Donnie Haulk

President/CEO
AE Global Media, Inc

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Join Greg Bacus for a conversation on maintaining your Ministry’s culture from the Main Campus to all Satellite Campus locations through event production and lighting, reinforcing the ministry’s brand across campuses and staying true to your message. Sharing his vast experience, Greg’s sessions focuses on the steps of creating a...
Greg Bacus

Technology Director
LifeChurch.tv

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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...
Grant Norsworthy

Founder, Owner Principal Instructor, More Than Music Mentor, Speaker/Teacher & Musician

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For anyone who thinks you have to spend more money to make your event, room or live stream look better—you don’t. Sometimes the smallest change can make a dramatic difference. Come and learn from Alex Fuller how to maximize your production budget to improve the look and feel of your...
Alex Fuller

Founder
Fuller Lights, LLC

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This course is designed to help beginners think about a variety of techniques and uses for video in and out of service.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more can videos say? Video can help you craft a careful message, transport your church to different locations, involve...
Adrian Gates

Media/Facilities Director
Crossroads Community Church

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This session, taught by Chip Allen, is a beginner’s introduction into Digital Audio networks and how it can be implemented in your Church. Come and learn the benefits and flexibility of using this technology and preparing for the future.
Chip Allen

Training Manager
Yamaha Corporation of America

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Wednesday, September 18
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Are you looking to grow your church? Broaden your influence? Increase your impact? Does your church need a renovation? If you are overwhelmed and don't know where to start, REFRESH is for you! Let Charlie Daniels, Owner and Founder of Churches by Daniels take you through some simple and easy...
Charlie Daniels

Owner / Founder
Churches by Daniels Construction, Inc.

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Wednesday, September 18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
What if you could create an automated and reoccurring volunteer program for your volunteers using a few online resources like email newsletters (MailChimp, Emma, etc), a video training platform (like SALT University, Vimeo, Youtube, etc) and a database? In this class we’ll walk through, step-by-step, how you could setup a...
Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media

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A crisis is a reputation-defining event in the life of your organization. It's an unpredictable event that thrusts your organization into the spotlight. It presents a danger that threatens the organization and reputation, and at the same time, an opportunity that can strengthen and infuse new life into the organization....
Kenn Dixon

Vice President for Communication and Public Relations
Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

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Safety and security is an important area of church operations. The tools, techniques, and personnel choices for achieving security are many, and churches spend a great deal of effort researching them. One often overlooked element of security planning is taking the time to consider the culture of your church. This...
Nathan Parr

Safety and Security Coordinator
Renewal Church

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Pastors and church leaders love the business of church, but most dislike the church business. Dealing with facility maintenance, insurance, accounting, staffing, and HR issues can be a challenge and most pastors didn't learn any of this in seminary. This presentation will give an overview of how pastors and church...
Nathan Freeland

President of Reach Consulting
Reach Consulting

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Some say the Christian church has lost its place in the world. Because of the global economy and technological advances, others see this era as the greatest opportunity for outreach and ministry. Together we will look at trends and drivers that affect the daily work of church staff. Come explore...
Phill Martin

CEO
The Church Network

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Basic Knowledge of DMX and Fixture Parameter Terminology
Shawn Butcher

Console Support Specialist
Elation Lighting

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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...
Donnie Haulk

President/CEO
AE Global Media, Inc

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Join Daniel Connell for his presentation on lighting for with live video streaming! Today, churches of all sizes are using live video to reach people. Learn the basics of lighting for multi-camera video capture with Daniel, as he offers tips and techniques for making sure your speakers are well represented on camera,...
Daniel Connell

Production Designer
Daniel Connell Productions, LLC

Philip Watson

Director
ChamSys USA

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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. Tres Cozad's class will walk you through three major criteria to...
Tres Cozad

Systems Application Engineer
Yamaha Corporation of America

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Wednesday, September 18
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Wednesday, September 18, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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Wednesday, September 18
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Sub-Tracks: 
LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Wednesday, September 18
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room:   Pavilion I
  • Wednesday, September 18, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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Join Jim Jensen as he presents the state-of the-art in visual solutions for congregations of all types, sizes and budgets. From image magnification to live streaming to recording interviews onsite or in the field, learn how your church can increase millennial attendance and energize your congregation with innovative, cost-effective AV...
Jim Jensen

Business Development Manager
Panasonic Development Manager

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  • Room:   Pavilion II
  • Wednesday, September 18, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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The fact is that building is hard but there are key things that all successful projects have in common.  This is a broad-brush presentation addressing what is master planning and the design process; what are things to consider attracting multiple generations in the design of facilities, what are key things...
Andrew Beyea

Director of Design
Waldon Studio Architects

Ravi Waldon

Architectural Designer
Waldon Studio Architects

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Documented polices, processes, and procedures protect churches. However, policy, process, and document management is hard, time consuming work that takes away from ministry. As a result, many churches are operating unprotected and vulnerable. Church leaders need a simple, affordable, expert way to protect their churches with good policies and processes....
Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel

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Wednesday, September 18
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join Chip Allen and Jose Perez for an intense 2-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...
Chip Allen

Training Manager
Yamaha Corporation of America

Jose Perez

Technical Marketing Manager
Yamaha Corporation of America - Pro Audio Group

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Wednesday, September 18
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Wednesday, September 18, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

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Wednesday, September 18
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Pastor’s are very good at building people but few are trained to build buildings. All the details, committees, staff appropriation, fundraising, lending, etc. can seem like learning a foreign language. This session presents a template to assist Church Leaders to guide their congregations through facility expansion. Simply finding property and...
Dirk Dalhausser

Director, Pre-Construction Services
Goff Companies

Billy Goff

CEO
Goff Companies

Kerry Jones

Director, Client Relations/Church Planner
Goff Companies

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As worship technology and expectations continue to grow and expand, our once simple methods of illuminating the space have grown with it. This course will take us through the process of identifying what your facility needs in a lighting system, how to put it together and how to create a...
Robert Mentele

Worship Market Manager
ADJ Group

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Wednesday, September 18
12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Wednesday, September 18, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday, September 18
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
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  • Sub-Tracks: 
LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
John Ballinger


Panasonic

Greg Davis

Vice President
AE Global Media, Inc

Donnie Haulk

President/CEO
AE Global Media, Inc

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Wednesday, September 18
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Discipleship is a journey that brings people in, builds them up, and ultimately sends them out again. Your church facility has the potential to shape and accelerate this disciple-making journey. Join us as we discuss five keys for aligning your facility with your church’s unique discipleship strategy.  
Josh Gregoire

Church Relations
Aspen Group

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Wednesday, September 18
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   Pavilion II
  • Wednesday, September 18, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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Glenn Blandford

Physical Security Specialist-Team Leader
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel

Alan Hughes

Safety Director
Next Level Church

Bill Wells

Director of Security
AE Global Media Inc

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Wednesday, September 18
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Whether you’re a mobile church or seat 10,000, Yamaha and NEXO have speaker solutions that will fit your needs. Come hear for yourself some of the newest boxes from NEXO, the P12 point-source and M12 line array loudspeakers. In addition we also be demonstrating our most compact point source system...
Tres Cozad

Systems Application Engineer
Yamaha Corporation of America

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Wednesday, September 18
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Grant Norsworthy Grant Norsworthy is not another musician who talks too much. Instead, he’s a teacher and speaker who also happens to be a Grammy nominee and a Dove Award winner; a former member of bands such as the Paul Colman Trio (PC3) and Sonicflood. An Australian, based in Nashville from...
Grant Norsworthy

Musician

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  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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Wednesday, September 18
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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Wednesday, September 18
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
West End Assembly of God (WEAG) Church in Richmond, Virginia, tripled their online reach and engagement to over 25k persons weekly, in just over a year, with a tool expenditure of less than $2500. Communications and Marketing Director, Jim Washok, will identify the tools and services that made it possible....
Jim Washok

Director of Communications & Online Ministries
WEAG - West End Assembly of God

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Personal development is vital but often missing from ministries. We underestimate the importance of working on ourselves especially since someone who stands in service of others, requires constant personal reflection and growth. It is a known fact that leaders who have self-awareness about their own functioning are much more effective...
Natolie Warren

Personal Development Strategist, Licensed Minister, Psychotherapist, Speaker, Coach & Author
InPowerment Incorporated

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We are one body with many parts. We can achieve so much operating in our own gifts and teams, but we can achieve much more when we learn to anticipate the needs of other leaders and their teams. In this session, we will discuss ways to for facilities and the...
Adrian Gates

Media/Facilities Director
Crossroads Community Church

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Basic Knowledge of DMX and Fixture Parameter Terminology
Shawn Butcher

Console Support Specialist
Elation Lighting

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Greg Davis

Vice President
AE Global Media, Inc

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Join our expert speakers on a fun open session! Hosted by Daryl Sutton, accompanied by our special guest speakers Greg Bacus, Daniel Connell and Alex Fuller, join this conversation and ask any questions you or your team have on multi-site church production and new campus launches. Don’t miss this amazing...
Greg Bacus

Technology Director
LifeChurch.tv

Daniel Connell

Production Designer
Daniel Connell Productions, LLC

Alex Fuller

Founder
Fuller Lights, LLC

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  • Room:   W207B
  • Wednesday, September 18, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Every church, regardless of its size, needs to leverage video to communicate to their congregation and reach their community NOW. I’ll explain why video is big and why it’s gonna get BIGGER in the next couple of years. I’ll showcase how churches of all sizes can work within their budgets....
Ben Stapley

Weekend Experience Director
Christ Fellowship

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  • Room:   W207A
  • Wednesday, September 18, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Have you heard of Dante? AVB? They are network protocols that allow control data and audio (video in some cases) to travel, back and forth over a CAT 5e/6 between all network capable devices, even if they are made from different manufacturers. It allows all of our system components to...
Doug Gould

Founder
Worship MD

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The average stay of a youth pastor at a church is 14 months. In my experience the average stay of technical director at a church is somewhere between 24-48 months. Still not a great track record. Most leaders can win in the short-term. What is harder is making some thing...
Kyle Stefanowicz

Technical Director / Tour Manager / Leadership Coach

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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...
Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media

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Whether you’re 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...
Tres Cozad

Systems Application Engineer
Yamaha Corporation of America

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Wednesday, September 18
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Wednesday, September 18, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us in the Spark Booth to see winners showcased at the New Product and Solomon Awards Ceremony while networking with peers from all over the country. Sponsored by: Thrivent

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Wednesday, September 18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Thursday, September 19
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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Thursday, September 19
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This session provides a basic introduction to the formation and implementation of a church safety & security team. This training event provides insight into applicable case studies, the sheepdog mentality, team member selection, development of an action plan, training, physical security, sex crime awareness, violent encounters, and medical emergencies.
Glenn Blandford

Physical Security Specialist-Team Leader
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

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Basic Knowledge of DMX and Fixture Parameter Terminology
Shawn Butcher

Console Support Specialist
Elation Lighting

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Technology, your budget, and even your church facility: these are things that can heavily influence insurance for your faith-based building. If you’re wondering how, you’re not alone. Understanding church insurance can be complicated, but once you gain clarity, the benefits can be powerful. Join us for a live, informative Q&A...
Meaghan Kelly

Marketing Content Copywriter
AkitaBox

Walt Wellborn

Pastor
First Christian Church

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Philip Watson

Director
ChamSys USA

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IF YOU DARE, bring your church website URL and have Mark MacDonald (Communication Catalyst and Executive Director influencing over 10,000+ churches) call it up LIVE in front of the EXPO audience and discuss what's right, what needs improvement, and what should be completely redone. Or come, watch, and learn from...
Mark MacDonald

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

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  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Thursday, September 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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  • Room:   W207A
  • Thursday, September 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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This is where it all begins in live sound reinforcement. Limit your potential problems and maximize better audio for your church by gaining valuable insight into how to choose the right mic and put it in the right place. How to maximize the level of desired sound and reduce the...
Doug Gould

Founder
Worship MD

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  • Room:   Pavilion I
  • Thursday, September 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Today’s churches share a common challenge – working with audio tech volunteers who have beautiful, servant hearts, but are still growing in their knowledge and understanding of live sound reinforcement. In this workshop, we’ll dig in to the powerful, yet elegantly simple-to-use features of the TouchMix family of digital mixers;...
Golden Preciado

A/V Campus Coordinator
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

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Churches often struggle with how to communicate well. We have a lot of messages to convey to our congregation and community, and a lot of potential avenues to spread that message. In this session, we'll work through creating a customized communication plan that you can take back to your church...
Bryan Haley

Producer
Church Juice

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Technology today can be like dynamite of old: helpful when used right, explosive when mishandled. The more people involved in planning and executing weekly services or seasonal events, the more potential for miscommunication and stress. "Synchronizing Sundays" is designed to minimize these problems. Improve your church health -- spiritually, physically,...
Michael Edgar Myers

Founding Director
Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries

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If your church is growing, then there are probably some hurdles and barriers you are having a hard time overcoming. Don’t be caught off-guard when growth comes, when knowing a few preliminary growth strategies will reduce the growing pains. This session will help you know how to plan for the...
Dennis Choy

Executive Pastor of Operations
North Coast Church

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This course introduces the features and functions of the new RIVAGE Digital Mixing System featuring the PM10 and PM7 consoles. Audio professionals interested in learning how the RIVAGE Digital Mixing System can contribute to the success of their project or event are encouraged to attend. 
Chip Allen

Training Manager
Yamaha Corporation of America

Jose Perez

Technical Marketing Manager
Yamaha Corporation of America - Pro Audio Group

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Thursday, September 19
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
On Thursday morning, WFX attendees are invited to explore the Chapin Theater and interact with tech leaders and industry experts from AE Global Media, Mega Systems, Inc. db Audiotechnik, Panasonic and more. The Behind the Scenes Tour will encompass demonstrations and discussion about the technology used to produce the worship...

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Thursday, September 19
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
We will cover a few things that all church staff and volunteer forces need to understand about harassment, sexual abuse, and bullying. We will then move into a more specialized subject in the Church Law and Ethics Acumen Training (CLEAT). We will cover important legal implications involved in a website,...
Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel

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  • Room:   W207B
  • Thursday, September 19, 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Stock footage can be a great alternative to shooting your own videos and photos, or creating original music and special effects. In this introductory session, we'll discuss best practices, where to find stock libraries, and what to do when your Pastor wants to use a picture from Google images. Then...
Adrian Gates

Media/Facilities Director
Crossroads Community Church

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Get ready for an "ah-ha!" moment,  where renowned thought-leaders in ministry will help you find your breakthrough. You will discover renewed passion and the inspiration to press onward towards the God-breathed possibilities that lie ahead. Ever wonder why some ministries grow like gang-busters and others seem to struggle...why some expand...
Phil Cooke

Media Producer, Consultant, Author
Cooke Media Group

Kerry Jones

Director, Client Relations/Church Planner
Goff Companies

Phil Taylor

Executive Pastor of Leadership and Development
Mosaic Church

Renaut van der Riet

Lead Pastor
Mosaic Church

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Thursday, September 19
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Thursday, September 19, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Grant Norsworthy Grant Norsworthy is not another musician who talks too much. Instead, he’s a teacher and speaker who also happens to be a Grammy nominee and a Dove Award winner; a former member of bands such as the Paul Colman Trio (PC3) and Sonicflood. An Australian, based in Nashville from...
Grant Norsworthy

Musician

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  • Room:   The Spark on the Exhibit Floor
  • Thursday, September 19, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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Thursday, September 19
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
The Layered Security Approach is a method to evaluate the security needs by reviewing the security issues, current situation and future needs with a series of questions. The information can be used to determine a strategy to meet the overall objectives - whether it is intrusion, video or access control...
Keith Shaver

VP Sales Uniview Technology
Uniview Technology

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Whatever church you are at and whatever your communication strategy is, you need creative people to pull it off. That’s why we need to talk about how to recruit, resource & incentivize creatives. There is no one size fits all method that can be applied to every church but, there...
Ben Stapley

Weekend Experience Director
Christ Fellowship

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Edgar Bernal

East Coast Regional Sales Manager
ADJ Products

Corey Chavira

Lead Video Product Support Specialist
ADJ Lighting

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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...
Donnie Haulk

President/CEO
AE Global Media, Inc

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Philip Watson

Director
ChamSys USA

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  • Room:   W207A
  • Thursday, September 19, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Digital audio mixing consoles have been around since 1999. What has changed from then until now? Form factor/footprint Soft /Patching/Routing Remote Control Recording Price Network Capable We are going to explore some cases, common problems that can be solved by the latest in the digital mixer evolution.
Doug Gould

Founder
Worship MD

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  • Room:   LSI Exhibit Hall (entrance next to The Spark)
  • Thursday, September 19, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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LSI has teamed up with some of the top brands in pro audio to deliver an expansive array of pro audio loudspeakers and related technologies. There will be opportunities to compare systems as well as hear from manufacturers specifically on the features that help their products sound great. 

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The epidemic of burnout has become prevalent among many church technical teams across the country. Triggered by high expectations, limited vision, and low appreciation, it has the ability to impact a team's ability to stay healthy, and leaders' and team members' passions for serving in ministry. We'll address contributing factors...
Justin Firesheets

Production Director
Church of the Highlands

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  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Thursday, September 19, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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We all know there are many technical facets and challenges of running church when the environment requires setup and tear down for every service. But, with some creative problem solving, there are ways to make your mobile rig perform better, quicker and with less hassle. If your mobile church uses...
Glenn Leszczak

Former Extension Campus Worship Director
Family Harvest Church

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Thursday, September 19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The truth is today, Christianity has lost its way. By any measure, the Christian faith is retreating on all fronts and making little or no impact on the culture. A short time ago, Christians were pretty much ignored, but today, we’re openly ridiculed. Based on his highly regarded book with...
Phil Cooke

Media Producer, Consultant, Author
Cooke Media Group

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