Here are training opportunities available to church technical ministry staff for the second half of 2018. There are lots of options, and all are worth considering.
Jim Kumorek · February 9, 2018
Oct 10-12, 2018
From the SALT website: “SALT is more than a conference. It’s a movement of people desperate to rebuild the creative walls of the church, not for the sake of marketing, but the sake of engaging people with the contagious Gospel of Jesus Christ. Welcome to SALT: The Creative Arts Conference.”
October 15-21, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
The LDI (Live Design International) is the lighting show in the US, especially for concert lighting. If your church does a lot of concert-type lighting in your services and wants to get more training on consoles and fixtures, or see the latest gear from the manufacturers of lighting equipment, this is the show to go to.
October 17-20, 2018
New York, NY
The AES (Audio Engineering Society) show is geared towards music recording, so is less useful than other conferences on this list for the average church. However, there are certainly churches and denominational organizations that have a strong music recording ministry, and the AES show can be great for those wanting to learn more about recording and see the latest audio-focused gear for not just recording but also live music.
WFX Network Conference & Expo
November 13-15, 2018
The WFX (Worship Facilities Conference and Expo), put on by the publishers of Worship Facilities Magazine, is the leading church-focused conference on audio, video, lighting, facilities and leadership. This year we celebrate our ten-year anniversary, returning to the city where it all started. Numerous training opportunities in audio, video and lighting, both lecture as well as hands-on formats, are available. Obviously, we’re biased, but we truly believe this is a can’t-miss event for church staff, and designed to be as cost-effective as possible for church attendees.