(Seattle, Washington--March 10, 2009) Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), in collaboration with Experience Church.tv®, will present the first Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo) on March 20-21 at Experience Church in Puyallup, Wash.
Specifically designed for the worship community, AVL Expo will feature panel discussions, conference sessions, and an elite group of vendors that specifically meet the needs of AV practitioners and church pastors.
Dennis Cummins, Pastor at Experience Church.tv, hopes AVL Expo will bridge the gap between the AV technology currently available and churches that want to find better ways to communicate their messages. “We want to help people shortcut the process and show them ways to create a technological migration path,” he explained. “We hope attendees will open their minds to media integration and challenge the stereotypes of worship.”
Experience Church.tv is a technological success story. The ministry began 18 years ago from scratch, with no financial backing. With ABS as its technology partner, it has embraced an innovative approach to incorporating the latest audio and video advances. The Experience Church.tv facility features computerized lighting from Innovative Show Controls, Roland digital audio mixer and McCauley Sound speakers, and videos edited using Final Cut Pro and presented with a Broadcast Pix live video production system. Through AVL Expo, ABS and Experience Church.tv want to help small and medium-sized churches adopt and grow into new technology.
“You don’t need to be a large church to benefit from AV technology,” said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “We think AVL Expo is really going to help smaller congregations develop some big ideas that they can build on for the future.”
AVL Expo will offer an ambitious two-day conference program that includes hands-on video production and live audio mixing, plus sessions on video editing, lighting, and projectors. Presenters will also tackle Web-based media, graphics and publications, e-newsletters, and raising capital for technology needs. The exhibit hall will feature ABS as well as more than a dozen other companies – including Broadcast Pix, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, and Roland – offering hands-on access to some of the latest audio and video technologies.
Cummins is expecting more than 100 churches to participate in the inaugural AVL Expo. Courtesy of ABS, registration is free for the first two people registered from each church. Additional attendees will be permitted based on availability, but space is limited. Complimentary lunch will be provided for both days of the conference, and dinner will be catered on March 20 as well. For registration and more details, visit www.avlexpo.com
About Advanced Broadcast Solutions:
Based in Kent, WA, Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) specializes in personalized broadcast services such as consulting, project budgeting, workflow analysis, feasibility studies, project management, system and architectural design and engineering, equipment specifying, procurement and installation, maintenance support and training. ABS boasts a technical staff with over a century of practical experience in television operations, automation, traffic implementation, multiple program stream management and signal distribution by fiber, microwave and satellite. ABS clients include: Fisher Communications, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios. For more information about ABS, call 206-870-0244 or visit our web site at www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com