The Production Crew had the pleasure to once again produce Coast Dental’s annual Florida region employee convention. Last year’s event was held in the Swan Dolphin Resort located on the Disney World property. Due to the increased size of this year was moved over to the Bonnet Creek Resort which is also located on the Disney Property. The Convention had just outgrown its previous location and Bonnet Creek was the best option for 2011. With over 1000 attendees, this years convention had a few new challenges that hadn’t existed in previous years.
Each piece of the Production had its own unique obstacles. Due to the large size of both the General Session location as well as the Awards Dinner it was necessary for us to provide sound that was effective for such an audience. We used a Dynacord Cobra 2 Line Array for both the General Session and the Dinner as well as our new DB Technologies line array for the after party. Our biggest challenge was our turn around time. We only had 4 hours to strike the entire General Session which consisted of 100+ feet of drape, 2- 9×12 Fast Fold Screens, Line Array Sound System with Genie Towers, stage set with 6 vertical sticks of truss, sails, podium, video switcher, preview monitor, side fill….etc.
Once everything was broken down some of the equipment had to be migrated over to an adjacent ballroom where we had to setup a completely different stage set consisting of our set panels, 20+ LED fixtures, 150+ feet of white drape, projection screens, etc.
All of this had to be completed within 4 hours while a completely other setup was being build at the adjacent Waldorf hotel for what was to be the biggest after party ever planned by Coast. The after party consisted of over 40 LED Fixtures, 150+ Feet of Truss, 21 Elation Platinum Movers, DB Technologies Line Array Sound System, Light up Furniture….etc.
Needless to say after careful planning and flawless execution TPC delivered another excellent product. We look forward to producing there upcoming California Convention in September.