The Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) is currently seeking qualified presenters for the educational sessions to be offered at its Spring WFX Long Beach, May 13-15, 2009 in Long Beach, California. This event, like its sister show to be held November 5-7, 2008 in Houston, Texas, is designed to help decision makers in houses of worship pull together their strategies for facilities design, financing, building management, A/V and lighting techniques and digital church practices.
The 2008 Spring WFX, presented by Worship Facilities and Church Production magazines, held last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, hosted over 2,500 attendees, featuring over 40+ educational sessions, nearly 200 exhibiting companies and many exciting networking events. Be a part of next spring's event by submitting a proposed conference session today!
WFX Long Beach 2009 Conference Session Proposals
Entry Deadline: October 17, 2008
Submission Form: http://www.wfxweb.com/houston/conference/guidelines.html
The WFX Long Beach 2009 Conference Program will feature 60- and 90-minute educational classes and workshops. If you wish to share your experiences, information or advice with the conference attendees, please submit your paper online for review. The WFX Conference Advisory Council will review your submission and the WFX Conference Team will follow up with you in late-December 2008.
WFX conference attendees will include the following, from churches of all sizes:
Building Committee Members
Technical Directors, Media Ministers
Worship Leaders, Music Ministers
Audio, Video, Lighting and IT Specialists
Tech & Business Volunteers
Architects, Builders, Consultants & Contractors serving the market
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Worship Facilities: Design & Construction
Design trends of innovative churches
Fundraising, donor development and financial management
Innovative auditorium design
Designing facilities beyond the sanctuary: themed environments, youth facilities, multi-purpose rooms, recreation/sports facilities, kitchens and dining facilities, retail environments, schools/daycares
Green building strategies for houses of worship
Construction team building
Teaming with technical staff for facilities planning
Facilities Operations & Energy Management
Designing and operating facilities beyond the sanctuary recreation/sports facilities, retail environments, schools/daycare, kitchens and dining facilities.
Case studies on houses of worship that have successfully improved energy efficiency
Case studies of facilities/operations managers who have been successfully involved with a building project
Best practices in building and grounds maintenance
Sanitation and pest control
Event scheduling and management
Volunteer management for operations and maintenance
Energy management strategies for houses of worship
Church Production: Audio/Video/Lighting Technologies and Management
How-to technical seminars on audio, video, lighting, A/V recording and production
Technical primers/overviews for non-technical pastors and administrators
Multi-site and satellite services
A/V/L strategies for small, medium and large churches
Case studies on creative production of contemporary worship services, theatrical sermons, original videos to support live music or spoken work in service, concerts, dramas and other community outreach
Project management for audio, video or lighting systems implementation
Technical team building and operations
Special seminars for contractors and systems integrators serving the house of worship market
The Digital Church
Leveraging the Internet and new media to build community and organize for action
Leveraging information technology (IT) for church business management
Church website development
Electronic newsletters and other push outreach
Please submit your speaking proposal online by Friday, October 17, 2008. To access application guidelines and proposal form, click here: http://www.wfxweb.com/houston/conference/guidelines.html.
For additional information or questions, please contact Carey Huxsaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-663-1500 x298.