The Worship Audio Visual Experience conference, WAVE, is a newer worship conference aimed at bringing together the best resources in audiovisual, lighting, and sound technology to assist worship directors, creative arts directors, and church techs. WAVE unites leading instructors and AVL manufacturers to give production teams and church leadership the skills and knowledge to engage, communicate and grow their churches.
The WAVE Winter event will be held January 24-26, 2023 at the Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center in sunny Orlando, Florida. ChurchTechToday readers can save $25 or explore the vendor expo for free with Promo code: CTT.
The WAVE conference was intentionally created to meet the demanding needs within the house of worship community and focuses on utilizing audio, video, and lighting to increase congregation engagement–from the parking lot to the sanctuary.
Many churches look to AVL technology for:
• Increased attendance because of the immersive feeling
• Increased online engagement because technologies are optimized
• Increased devotion by utilizing technologies to teach
Deep Dive into Operations and AVL During WAVE Pre-Conference
Pre-conference workshops to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, and include the Church Audio Operators Seminar with Doug Gould, Worship Team Training Workshop with Branon Dempsey, Next Level AV with Tim Adams, Dante Bootcamp with Justin Alquiswt, and Intro to Managed Switches with Patrick Killianey as well as an engaging evening with Discovery Church Tour & Worship with the Discovery Church tech team and worship band.
Four Conference Tracks to Choose from
Regular admission to WAVE conference begins on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 and includes general sessions on AVL, engagement and church growth through worship, and social media engagement. The full schedule can be found here.
Attendees can choose from four tracks based on their interests: Video Focus, Audio Focus, Lighting Focus, and Worship Focus. Workshop facilitators include well-known industry veterans such as David Leuschner, Mark MacDonald, Golden Preciado, Tim Adams, Stephen Ellison, Bill Johnson, David Jordan, Chad Kirkpatrick, Dara Samuels, Josh Holowicki, and many more. Over 30 speakers in total will be presenting at WAVE winter 2023.
Worship and AVL Vendors Equip Churches
Over 35 exhibitors will be on-site at WAVE to showcase their supplies to empower and equip worship leaders in their multifaceted roles. Some of the vendors include: American Music & Sound, ASW Inc, Lectrosonics, MaxHub, Mega Systems, Minleon USA, Panasonic, Heinz, Shure, Sweetwater, The Light Source, Ascension Worship, Messenger AVL, Airwave Technologies, Williams AV, Mainlight, B&H Photo, Canon, AV Gorilla, and Cameo Lighting. The full vendor list can be found here.
What Attendees Are Saying About WAVE
WAVE’s inaugural conference was held in 2022. Here are some of the benefits that attendees shared after the conference:
“It was so helpful to attend n a tech show that is focused on ministry. Love that direct questions were answered regarding the challenges and triumphs and battles of ministry. Also the power and purpose of our vital role in today's ministry beyond the four walls, borders, and shorelines!” -Worship Director
“I had a good time sharing technical challenges that my church technical teams are facing and seeing and hearing solutions. Overall, very encouraging.” – Church Technical Arts Director
“The WAVE event for me was a very practical and timely conference dealing with the current issues facing churches today. I think it's a must-attend event.” -Church Technology Director
“Tech education is the part of worship that is the most called upon, but the most overlooked. WAVE highlighted the importance of my role and helped me gain skills in areas sorely needed.” -Technical Arts & Worship Leader
Accommodations for WAVE Winter Conference
WAVE Winter will be held at the beautiful Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The rate for a double queen tower superior is $79 and the rate for a king tower premium is $79. Amenities include:
• Grand Pool Complex with sandy beach, waterfall fountains, heated zero-entry pool access, and a whirlpool spa.
• Full-service Poolside Bar & Lobby Bar, Market Place featuring Starbucks Coffee® serving breakfast lunch, &
• Complimentary Resort Wide Wi-Fi
• Full Catering Service to accommodate your Banquet needs with over 20,000 sq. ft. of function space
• State-of-the-art Fitness Center
• Game Room and Full Hotel Lobby with Concierge
• Free parking
WAVE Winter Session Sneak Previews
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