WHAT IS FILO?
The FILO Conference aims to provide inspiring tools for everyone involved in the church technical arts looking for design, development and business insights. Whether you are a volunteer or a staff person, an audio engineer or a graphics operator, set builder or jack of all trades, there is something unique here for you and the role you play in your local church.
FILO stands for First In Last Out. If you are a technical artist in the local church, you know what it feels like to be there to unlock the doors of the church before anyone gets there. Long after the event is “done” you and your teams are still there getting things ready for the next event. Many times you are the first one in and the last one to leave. This idea describes what most technical artists feel like.
Designed specifically for the challenges you face. The FILO Conference brings a wide range of experienced technical artist that will provide industry insight, problem solving tips and new ways to make your job less difficult and help you leave with a sense that you are not alone.
FILO was created by Todd Elliott, the former Technical Arts Director at Willow Creek Community Church, and the driving force behind the Willow Production team that hosted the Gurus of Tech conference at Willow Creek. Todd looked around and saw the need for an event that was laser focused on the needs of the technical artist and he rounded up a team of people that are proud to bring you the First In Last Out Conference.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This year, FILO Conference will be a two day event, May 23-24, 2017 at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL, just outside Chicago. We'll start at 1pm on Tuesday and end at 5pm on Wednesday.
Audio or lighting, staff or volunteer, beginner or expert, or anyone involved in technology at his or her local church is encouraged to attend. There will be something for everyone.