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WFX Seeks Presenters For Atlanta 2012 Conference

Presenters asked to submit a presentation outline and credentials online for review

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), presented by Church Production and Worship Facilities Magazines, is currently seeking qualified presenters for the educational sessions to be offered at WFX Atlanta, 2012, September 19-21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The WFX conference is designed to help decision makers in houses of worship develop strategies for facilities design, financing, building management, A/V and lighting technologies, internet opportunities and outreach, and leadership.

WFX is committed to providing a peer-to-peer learning environment for attendees; therefore all submissions must include a panelist or presenter from a church.  Vendor submissions are eligible as long as the presentation includes the involvement of a church representative.

WFX Atlanta 2012 Call for Speakers

Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2011

Submission Form: Visit http://wfxweb.com/be-a-speaker/ for submission guidelines and the Call for Speakers form

The WFX Atlanta 2012 Conference Program will feature 60- and 90-minute educational classes and workshops. Anyone wishing to share experiences, information or advice with the conference attendees, is asked to submit a presentation outline and credentials online for review. The WFX Conference Advisory Council will review submissions and the WFX Conference Team will notify presenters in mid April.

WFX conference attendees will include the following, from churches of all sizes:

•  Pastors

•  Executive Pastors

•  Business Administrators

•  Facilities/Building/Operations Managers

•  Building Committee Members

•  Technical Directors, Media Ministers

•  Worship Leaders, Music Ministers

•  Audio, Video, Lighting and IT Specialists

•  Business and Technical Volunteers

•  Architects, Builders, Consultants, and Contractors serving the market

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Audio, Video & Lighting

How-to technical seminars on audio, video, lighting, A/V recording and production

Technical primers/overviews for non-technical pastors and administrators

Technology for multi-site and satellite services

A/V/L strategies for small, medium and/or large churches

Case studies on creative production of contemporary worship services, theatrical sermons, pageants, original videos to support live music or spoken work in service, concerts, dramas, and other community outreach

Technical planning for audio, video and lighting in a new building, or an A/V upgrade of an existing building

Technical team development and management


Design trends of innovative churches

Fundraising, donor development and financial management

Designing facilities beyond the sanctuary: themed environments, youth facilities, multi-purpose rooms, recreation/sports facilities, third places, cafes and coffee shops, kitchens and dining facilities, retail environments, schools/daycares

Site selection and grounds design

Green building strategies for houses of worship

Construction project management

Communicating with technical staff for facilities planning

Multi-site planning and design

Facilities Management

Operating facilities beyond the sanctuary: recreation/sports facilities, retail environments, schools/daycare, kitchens, cafes, dining facilities

Case studies of facilities/operations managers who have been successfully involved with a building project (before and after)

Best practices in building and grounds maintenance

Facilities security

Energy management strategies for houses of worship

Maximizing usage of existing facilities

Multi-site considerations and usage

Leadership & Management

Leadership and communications during a building project

Church planting strategies and considerations

Technical team building and operations

Management skills in the house of worship

Volunteer recruitment, training and management

Leadership development

Social Media & Communication

Leveraging the Internet and new media to build community and outreach

Church website development

Podcasting and streaming

Electronic newsletters and other outreach methods

Digital fundraising

Utilizing social networking websites

Technology in Youth & Children’s Ministry

Can technology be used effectively to sow biblical faith

Innovative use and application

Establishing a tech foundation you and grow with

How to make your chase for funding

Managing expectations

Implementation strategies   - training staff and volunteers


Please submit speaking proposals online by Monday, November 28, 2011. 

For additional information or questions, please contact Alexandra Walter, WFX Conference Manager at awalter@ehpub.com, 508-663-1500 x298.

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