More than 100 people attended last month’s Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo) at Experience Church in Puyallup, Wash. Produced by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), in collaboration with ExperienceChurch.tv®, the one-day conference included an exhibit hall and educational sessions specifically tailored for the worship community.
“The feedback we received was fantastic, and the sessions were very well attended,” said Arco Groenenberg, ABS vice president of sales and marketing. “This
was our fifth AVL Expo since 2009, and we saw a lot of new faces. It’s really become an important event for churches in the Northwest that want to maximize their AV resources.”
“I think people were ready to regain their vision after the fiscal challenges most churches faced,” added Dennis Cummins, Pastor at Experience Church.tv. “People were looking with a fresh and more realistic approach to what was possible in their budget domains. They also appreciated being in the ‘real world’ of an everyday church, not a mega church or expo hall.”
The conference schedule featured nine educational sessions, as well as a panel discussion to close the program. Sessions covered a variety of
topics, including I-MAG (image magnification), multi-site content distribution, and live production.
Cummins said the branding session had a noticeable impact on attendees. “It really made people think how to use their media to communicate their message and better unify their message,” he explained, “and gave them great confidence in moving ahead in purchasing equipment.”