Iowa Bankers Association and Markey's Team up for Super Hero-Themed Convention


For the second year, The Iowa Bankers Association Annual Convention was held September 15-17, 2013 in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center of the Iowa Events Center.  This year’s theme was “Be a Superhero in Your Community,” and Markey’s, the preferred in-house audiovisual provider, was charged with carrying out that theme.

The convention consisted of a General Session, breakfast, luncheon, breakout sessions and an Exhibitor Lounge.  Prior to the event, Markey’s audio pre-production work included voice-over recording of cues for various sessions and for presenter announcements, as well as the preparation of Super Hero-themed walk-up music.

Through tasteful use of lighting, gobos, sound elements and the client’s banners, we were able to hit the target and help create an environment which would be both fun and celebratory, while also challenging the attendees to “Be a Super Hero in Your Community.”  Lighting included:

  • (2) Martin MAC 250 Moving Head Lights w/ custom glass gobos  - for Superhero searchlights!
  • (24) Coemar & Chauvet uplights to illuminate wood paneling behind stage & alcove side walls.
  • Arri 2K & Source 4 Ellipsoidal lights for stage wash & banners

The video elements included HD graphic content that was generated by the customer, and Markey’s staff complemented this using a Sony HXC-100 HD camera for Image Magnification and Christie HD8k projectors to maintain the detail of the graphics on the 21’ x 11.5’ house screen.

To further promote a team feeling to the conference, multiple audio feeds from Markey’s mix were used in conjunction with the house audio routing system to send different audio elements to different parts of the building, so that all 350 attendees were able to stay well connected with all the proceedings as the conference progressed.

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