Big Screens for CFRST Owners & LINK Conference


The JW Marriott Indianapolis hosted the Marriott International CFRST Owners & LINK Conference May 17-21, which were two conferences back-to-back.  CFRST brought together owners of several Marriott brand hotels for networking, keynote speakers and educational sessions. The LINK Conference was a gathering of Marriott architects and designers to exchange ideas, listen to keynote speakers and award accomplishments. This was a VIP event, and Markey’s staff at the JW Marriott Indianapolis brought their A game for an impressive production, using several semis of gear and working in several areas of the hotel over the five-day conference.



The General Session took place in the Grand Ballrooms, where the Indianapolis 500 race theme was evident in the room with black & white checked decorative elements and uplighting around the perimeter. The stage itself measured 64’ x 22’, and the stage design included a 15’ x 45’ Screenworks center screen and two 11.3’ x 20’ Stumpfl screens. High-definition Christie 14K and 10K projectors and Sony HXC 100 HD cameras were used for the IMAG and recording.  The audio system consisted of the JBL 4886 Line Array with six cabinets and 2 subs per side.  The entire lighting design included:


  • (8) Martin Mac Auras
  • (12) Martin Mac 700s
  • (24) Martin Mac 101s
  • (32) Martin Stage Bar IIs
  • (16) ETC Leko Ellipsoidal Light Fixtures
  • (8) Arri 2K Fresnel Light Fixtures


For the presenters, there were three 6.75’ x 12 screens set in the center of the ceiling.  Two were used for teleprompter script, while the center screen was used as a confidence monitor.

The conference also included five concurrent breakout sessions, which were actually general sessions for each of the five hotel brands (CFRST stands for Courtyard, Fairfield Inns, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, and Towneplace Suites  - all Marriott brands). These sessions were smaller versions of the general session sets, and Markey’s provided all audiovisual equipment and services for them. The LINK Conference then took over these spaces once the CFRST group wrapped up in the morning of May 20th. 

Markey’s was also the provider of audiovisual equipment, internet service and power for the expo hall.


© Markey's Rental & Staging at the JW Marriott Indianapolis     Privacy | Sitemap