Church facilities are important resources that churches must steward well. Between building construction, lighting, seating, stage design, HVAC, energy efficiency, and LED screens, there’s much to consider. Below is a list of eight church facilities conferences to consider attending either in person or virtually to better your church facility.
Please note the first three conferences have been postponed, canceled, or taken online due to COVID-19. New dates will get posted once available. Lastly, Worship Facilities Expo is shutting down after changing ownership. The folks that build this show have launched a new show, the Church Facilities Expo, #5 on our list below:
#1 – (ONLINE ON DEMAND) NAB Show Express
#2 – (NEW DATE) FILO Chicago | May 2021 – Chicago, IL
#3 – (ONLINE) Infocomm | June 16-18
#4 – (HYBRID EVENT & NEW DATES) Church Facilities Expo (CFX) | September 29 – October 1, 2020 | Dallas, TX
#5 – SALT | October 14-16, 2020 | Nashville, TN
#6 – LDI Show | October 19-25, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
#7 – NAMM Show | January 21-24, 2021 | Anaheim, CA
#8 – NRB Christian Media Convention | March 15-18, 2021 | Grapevine, TX
#1 – NAB Show Express
NAB Show® 2020 is an unrivaled source for content professionals from all corners of the media, entertainment, and technology ecosystem. If you are seeking to create superior audio and visual experiences, the NAB Show is for you. For those striving to drive listeners and viewers in larger numbers for greater reach, you won’t want to miss this!
- NAB Show 2021 | April 2021 – Las Vegas, NV
#2 – FILO Chicago
Audio or lighting, staff or volunteer, beginner or expert, everyone is encouraged to attend. There will be something for everyone. While technical artists are the focus of FILO, worship pastors, music directors, lead pastors, creative directors or anyone who works with technical artists are more than welcome to attend. 4 main sessions…and you don’t have to worry about production at all! 60+ breakout classes to stretch our minds and hearts. Over 1,800 like-minded technical artists hanging out together. These have the potential to be the best two days of your entire year!
- May 2021 | South Barrington, IL
#3 – InfoComm
InfoComm 2020 is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America. There are thousands of products for audio, unified communications and collaboration, display, video, control, digital signage, home automation, security, VR, and live events.
- June 16-18, 2020 | Online
Church Facilities Expo is a new event serving the House of Worship market. Partnerships with leading media brands help educate and connect those who produce church services with those seeking to provide a better experience to their community. The Church Facilities Conference & Expo will bring together 2,000+ production and facilities staff, pastors and influential volunteers. The goal is to build relationships and enhance knowledge between 175+ manufacturers, service providers and those who create influential and meaningful experiences for their communities each Sunday.
- September 29 – October 1, 2020 | Dallas, TX
#5 – SALT
SALT 2020 is a gathering of 800+ creative & technical leaders from around the world. Our hope is you will grow in your skills, draw nearer to Jesus and find ways to use creativity, story, music & technology better to reach your community for Jesus Christ. Increase your capacity, improve your skills, and inspire yourself with new ideas.
- October 14-16, 2020 | Nashville, TN
#6 – LDI Show
As the leading conference and tradeshow for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts over 14,000 members of the production community, working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues.
You are part of a global live production community from 80+ countries that meets annually at LDI to learn about new technologies and applications, engage with peers and industry vendors and replenish your creativity. From leading industry training, hands-on product demos, vendor-designed presentations and real-world product applications to unique experiential networking events, LDI offers something for everyone on your team.
October 19-25, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
#7 – NAMM Show
The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound, and entertainment technology products industries. There are more than 115,000 registrants from 132 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power. The NAMM Show is the ultimate opportunity for industry professionals to come together to share their passion for music, build relationships, and learn from each other. Take advantage of the vast array of educational and networking opportunities that The NAMM Show has to offer.
January 21-24, 2021 | Anaheim, CA
NRB 2020 offers unique opportunities to network with top Christian communicators, hear outstanding, internationally known speakers and artists, and be inspired by the latest and best insights and strategies from innovative media experts. The largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media professionals, the NRB Exposition is bustling with resources to help expand and enhance your media efforts.
- March 15-18, 2021 | Grapevine, TX