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Educational Session Proposals For WFX Atlanta Due Friday, February 5, 2010

WFX is committed to providing a peer-to-peer learning environment for attendees

By PSW Staff January 25, 2010

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 2010, November 3-5, 2010 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, and internet opportunities and outreach.

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.

The WFX Atlanta 2010 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 presentation outline and credentials online for review. (Go here for forms and more.)

The WFX Conference Advisory Council will review your submission and the WFX Conference Team will follow up with you in early March to notify you whether your session was accepted.

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:

Designing, Building & Upgrading Facilities
* 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 Operations & Functionality
* 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

Tech Essentials – A/V & Lighting Technologies
* 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

Church Websites & New Media
* 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

Church Leadership & Team Building
* 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

Proposals should be submitted online by Friday, February 5, 2010. To access application guidelines and proposal form, click here.

For additional information or questions, please contact Carey Huxsaw, WFX Conference Manager at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

WFX Website

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