International Conference Taps Markey's for Audiovisual Service


The JW Marriott Indianapolis was host to the 2014 International Convention of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key women educators, July 28- August 1.  Over 1500 women from around the world convened for elections, board meetings, general sessions and breakout sessions.  Markey’s Rental & Staging, the in-house preferred audiovisual provider for the JW Marriott Indianapolis, provided the audiovisual services for all sessions, including the IT support.


The planning team from Delta Kappa Gamma desired high quality in the projection and the sound, so Markey’s produced the event in High Definition, using Sony HXC-100 HD Cameras and Christie HD 14k and 10k projectors for the Stumpfl screens.  Two 11.3’ x 20’ screens were placed flanking the center stage, and two 6.75’ x 12’ screens were flown from the ceiling, midway from the stage, to give the audience in the back a clear view of the stage proceedings.  A JBL 4886 line array system and JBL 7212 Powered Speakers provided concert-quality and volume levels fit for this large group.

Markey’s project manager designed a stage set with six Pleated Columns, uplit with 18 Martin Mac700’s, with black drape in-between for a dramatic but classic look. Additional lighting for the multiple stages included  ETC Lekos, Arri 1K Fresnels, and  Martin Stage Bar II’s. 


An interesting twist for this event was that there were several stage size and position changes over the five days, which also necessitated adjustment to the lighting, video and audio each time.  There was also a change in personnel on the conference team of Delta Kappa Gamma during the planning stages, but all went smoothly and the event came in under budget.


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