By PSW Staff • November 4, 2008 WFX 2008 - November 5-7, 2008 in Houston, TX To the point: WFX is the number one information and networking resource for church facilities and technology teams, with the latest WFX event slated to kick off this week (November 5-7) in Houston. This unique conference program focuses on four tracks for facilities and tech teams, a day-long executive seminar for pastors, the largest Expo floor for the church market filled with thousands of products and services, and a special events program that will offers something for every church team member. Anyone planning a church facility expansion, renovation or new construction project, looking to enhance church audio/video and lighting, optimize IT infrastructure or better manage a facility will find that WFX provides the optimum environment, education, and experience to learn what will work best for their specific situation – no matter the size, no matter the budget. WFX opportunities include: Find architects, builders, designers, service providers and more who speak your language and provide solutions. Secure advice, solicit bids and develop relationships with key industry vendors. Compare services on the expo floor and determine which providers can fulfill your church’s unique needs. Discover the top reasons for ‘going green’ in your new building. Learn 25 easy steps to be on your way to a greater facility. Network with church teams to learn from their experiences and share ideas. Learn how green design can increase a congregation’s cultural relevance, reduce upfront and long-term costs, and demonstrate love for God and his creations. Understand how, through design, your church can be a leader and set examples in all areas of community life. Learn how becoming efficient in the use of your building’s resources can make your church more effective in ministry endeavors. How to meet the public’s expectations of quality Children’s Ministry through effective policies, procedures and interior design. Ideas to consider to take multi-purpose worship centers to a level beyond the gymnatorium. What building committees need to know about auditorium design to enhance your church’s audio/visual production – before you build. How to design and theme-out your Youth Ministry for an immersive, experiential and successful program. Is relocation the best option for your church? How to design an expandable worship center to meet current capacity needs and allow for cost-effective expansion down the road. Hear research on what the un-churched would like to tell you about how to design your next facility. How to make your existing facilities more engaging and connective. Learn 10 factors to consider before building your next children’s facility. How to best plan your building project from the get-go, from building the team before the project gets underway to questions to ask. Understand the fundamentals of a church capital campaign. Find out how you can keep the congregation engaged, motivated and excited throughout the duration of your project. Learn practical approaches to master planning your facilities expansion. Can you afford it? What is your church’s debt capacity? What are all your financing options and which will work best for your church. Learn how to successfully develop your church’s building team before the project gets underway. Find out what makes an environment compelling in the digital age. Hear what 6 of the most innovative pastors in America shared in a recent study about facility appeal. What are all your financing options and which will work best for your church. When is intelligent design and re-purposing of your existing space your best option. Determine specific ‘third place’ options that will fit best in your church community. What are critical tips for selecting a lendor. Demo hundreds of A/V products on the WFX expo floor. Compare audio, video, and lighting products; ask questions and determine what will work best for your church’s unique needs. Find tech integrators to design and install your systems; solicit bids and start building relationships. Meet other tech teams; share stories and solutions. Learn how to get the best possible video quality from your video system. Learn practical, proven advice on overcoming tech challenges in a multi-site/multi-venue church. Fader jockeys be gone! Compare audio mixing philosophies and get real-world tips to improve your performance – Understand the ‘why’ behind the ‘how’ of audio mixing. Learn the ins-and-outs of video venues from a panel of experts. Review the fundamentals of loudspeakers and lighting systems and how to get your money’s worth. Understand essential management skills for tech directors; from budgets to planning and communication skills. Learn from experts how to upgrade the A/V production in your church’s worship service. Develop an in-house training program for volunteer technicians to increase the production value of your services. Learn to identify specific room acoustic needs and apply basic acoustical principles for maximum performance. Synchronize audio, lighting and visual effects for multi-sensory worship experiences. Creative ways to use technology to create impactful environments far less expensively than ever before. When IMAG is a good investment for your church. Refresh yourself with Audio Fundamentals. Create a ‘user needs analysis’ for your church’s conceptual design, planning and budget development. How to work within your A/V budget to ensure the intended scope of your project is being met. If you want to include IMAG, make sure your church is prepared to do it right. Know what’s involved (personnel, equipment, etc.) before you make the leap! Understand lighting system fundamentals for houses of worship. Learn how to create impact with lighting. Reach the media-saturated/savvy generations with enhanced digital efforts. Learn how to leverage web 2.0 technology, online social networking and other digital technologies to increase membership and build community. Discover the current and future technology trends and learn how will they impact our culture. Prepare your tech infrastructure to properly support a digital church. Maximize the effectiveness of your podcasts, recordings or audio streams with simple solutions. Understand the 10 commandments for church websites – the single most important communication tool for the local church. Learn how to incorporate ‘green’ practices into your day-to-day operations for cost savings and efficiencies. Review the fundamentals of Facilities Operations and Maintenance with the NACFM. What are money-saving steps you can take now for your church. How to develop a security plan balancing manpower with technology. Learn the leadership skills necessary for effective facilities management. To find out everything about WFX, click here. Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Conference Systems Training WFX Worship Audio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!