AVL Expo 2015 Emphasizes Audio Training for Pacific Northwest Worship Community

SEATAC, WA — The Audio, Video, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo), a free event for the house of worship community, will return to Experience Church in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Doors open for the one-day conference and exhibition at 9 a.m., which will feature shorter sessions to allow more networking opportunities between attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. Now in its seventh year, AVL Expo is presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) in collaboration with Experience®.

“From music to sermons, audio is central to a church’s AV presentation,” explained Mark Siegel, president of ABS. “This year, AVL Expo is placing a special emphasis on audio, and we’re bringing in some audio industry veterans to help churches improve their mixing and monitoring, stage mic placement, and overall audio designs.”

Beyond audio, the conference program will include sessions on stage lighting, cameras, and streaming, as well as a panel discussion featuring Siegel and other presenters. AVL Expo exhibitors will include Atomos, Broadcast Pix, Chauvet, Clear-Com, Electro-Voice, Pakedge, Panasonic, Shure, Sony, and Yamaha.

Keynote speaker James Hurley has spent more than 15 years as production manager for Hillsong Church’s U.S. campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, and Montclair, N.J. He has traveled throughout the United States and Australia teaching ministries about structure, leadership, mixing, and the practical execution of creative production. With his experience mixing conferences and tours, he designs systems that create high quality productions executed by volunteers.

Randy Weitzel from Yamaha Commercial Audio will present a session on the importance of in-ear monitoring. Weitzel began his audio career touring with Elvis Presley as a sound technician, and has since toured as a monitor engineer with more than a dozen major recording artists. During his career, he was the monitor mixer for the Grammy Awards twice, co-won an Emmy for his sound mixing of Barbra Streisand’s 1994 HBO special, and mixed for Billy Graham’s Crusades in the 1990s.
AVL Expo registration is free for the first two people registered from each church by Feb. 16. Additional attendees will be permitted based on availability, but space is limited. Complimentary lunch courtesy of ABS will be provided. For registration and more information, please visit

About ABS:
Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including GOCOM Media, Cowles California Media, Cisco Systems, Meredith, and Time Warner Communications. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit

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