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CFX Speaker Hub

Thank you for your interest in speaking at CFX 2024!

Everything you need to know about being a presenter at CFX can be found on this page. If you have additional questions please contact Stephanie Lippi, Conference Manager, at slippi@churchfacilitiesexpo.com or call or text her at 717.222.7713.

Guidelines and Requirements for CFX Speakers

  • Our desire is to have church leaders who understand what it means to be leading and serving in church ministries share their knowledge and expertise with our attendees. 
  • If you work for a company/organization other than a church, we do require you to exhibit in order to speak at CFX. Please contact info@churchfaciltiesexpo.com for sponsorship levels and exhibiting information. 
  • Please look at the topics listed below for each of our four co-located conferences to see what we plan to include in our conference programs. Those are the topics we will fill first, and any additional topics will be considered after these have been filled.
  • Our 60-minute breakout sessions will be filmed for our Foundations Video Library that includes videos from past events. Attendees have the opportunity to purchase a subscription to this service. You will be required to sign an agreement giving your permission to allow us the rights to use those videos for this purpose.

Important Information

Worship Tech Arts Topics

  • Audio Mixing for Live Worship and Broadcast (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Critical Listening for FOH Mixing
  • Audio Essentials (Absolute Gain, EQ, etc.)
  • In-Ear Monitor Best Practices and Mixing Techniques
  • Camera and Lighting Placement for Remote and In-Person Audiences
  • Equipment Choices for Various Budgets and Purposes
  • Camera Shooting for IMAG vs Broadcast
  • Video Editing Techniques
  • Strategizing the Equipment You Have for Maximum Team Usage and Audience Engagement
  • Maintenance & Repairs: Planning and Budgeting
  • Understanding Lighting Design to Create an Atmosphere of Worship
  • Volunteer Recruiting, Training, & Retaining
  • Service Planning
  • Communications, Social Media, and Websites
  • Communicating with Your Pastor
Facility Stewardship Conference

Facility Stewardship Topics

  • New Trends in Facilities Management and HVAC that Will Affect Your Budget/Role
  • Repairs vs New Purchases: When Should You Buy
  • Furniture & Soft Goods Purchasing
  • Commercial Grade Products vs Residential: Pros and Cons
  • Planning for the Next Pandemic with Your Facilities (Touchless Options, etc.)
  • What it Takes to Become a Shelter-in-Place Location
  • Training Younger Generations
  • Staff/Volunteer Recruiting, Training, and Retaining
  • Preparing for a Reduced Facilities Management Team
  • Communicating with Your Pastor
  • Leading a Team: Organization, Scheduling, Communication
  • Outsourcing vs In-House Considerations
  • Vendor Relationships and Choosing the Right Team
  • Maintenance Planning and Budgeting
  • Preparing for Seasonal Changes
  • School/Daycare Facilities on Church Property: Working Together Yet Separately
  • Event Management: Contracts, Leases, Policies
  • Creating FM Policies, Procedures, and Manuals

 

Church Safety Topics

  • Resources for Security (FEMA, grants, etc.)
  • All Lines of Insurance You Need to Have
  • Background Checks and Other Safety Policies & Procedures
  • Starting a Safety Team: Structure, Recruitment, Governance, Best Practices
  • Budgeting for the Safety Ministry
  • Emergency Operational Planning
  • Legal Issues, Liabilities, and Attorneys
  • Communicating with Your Pastor
  • Threat Assessments to Understand Behaviors
  • Holistic Safety Training: First Aid, Suspicious Behaviors, Emotional Safety Awareness, Conflict De-Escalation
  • Technology/Software for Your Space
  • Information Security: 3rd Party Vendors, Confidential Information Management, Data Leaks/Breaches
  • Cybersecurity
  • Protecting Children & Youth at Your Church’s School/Daycare and Church

Church Buildings Topics

  • Determining if You Should Build New, Purchase and Renovate, or Remodel Your Existing Space
  • Team Creating: Including and Finding the Right People to Plan Your Construction Project or Upgrade
  • Creating and Managing a Budget
  • Financing Options: Choosing the Right Methods
  • Staying Sane Through the Project
  • Wayfinding and Signage
  • Designing a School/Daycare Center at Your Church
  • Matching Your Building with Your Branding and Story
  • Interior Design: Using Color, Comfort, and Thought to Create Flow and Engagement
  • Design Ideas to Engage Your Community with Your Property (Coffee Shops, Dog Parks, etc.)
  • Designing Safety in the Initial Planning
  • AVL & IT Integration in the Construction Process
  • Master Planning for Any Construction Project or AVL/IT Equipment Upgrade

Hotels & Conference Info

Don’t forget to book your hotel! Rooms are filling up quickly, so book today!

Book Your Hotel Now!

Conference Details

Ask the Experts Panels

We’re hosting 4 separate panel discussions on the CFX Connections stage for attendees to bring their questions to the experts…and that would include you!

If you’re interested in being on one of these panels, please contact Stephanie Lippi. Spots are filling up fast!

Operations Panel: 9/21/2021 from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Production Technology: 9/21/2021 from 1:00-1:30 PM

Leadership Panel: 9/22/2021 from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Facilities Panel: 9/22/2021 from 1:30-2:00 PM

Presentation Materials

In order to make your session visually blend with the rest of the event, please use these PowerPoint templates for your presentation.

Dark Gray PowerPoint Templates

Orange PowerPoint Templates

White PowerPoint Templates

​Conference FAQs

We know there are always questions about the details of your presentation. We want you to be fully informed and well taken care of as you partner with us.

CFX 2021 Presenter Frequently Asked Questions

Marketing

Don’t forget to let your audience know that you’ll be participating at CFX 2021!

Use #CFX2021 to drive excitement to the event.

Access Logos, Images & Guidelines Here

Books for Sale

Many of you have some incredible books for sale. We will have a table in the back of each breakout stage room and near the CFX Connections Stage for you to have your books on display during and after your presentation. Please let us know if you would like to include them at our show:

I plan to bring books with me to sell.

I plan to share a link to purchase my books online.

Additional Experiences Available

We want you to get the most out of your time at our conference, so consider registering for these special events. (Additional costs apply.)

Church Tours

Live Worship Academy Workshop

Exhibitor Demos

Some of you are sharing a demo of your latest products or services. If you’d like your logo displayed with your demo description, please send it as a .jpeg, .jpg, or .png to Stephanie Lippi.

Materials Needed for Your Presentation

We’ll be providing a lectern with a microphone and screens to display your presentation visuals.

Please bring your presentation materials on a flash drive.

If you need anything more than this (i.e. you’ll be video chatting with someone live, table for a demonstration, etc.), please contact Stephanie Lippi ASAP so we can ensure you’ll be all set.

Shipping Information

We want to make sure your presentation materials, books and equipment get to the conference safe and sound. If you need to ship anything for your session or demo, please find all the information you’ll need here.


Shipping Information

COVID Safety Information

At CFX, the safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors is very important. We know that there are some concerns about the current state of COVID, and we want to assure you that we are prepared to keep everyone safe and feeling respected.

Check out our COVID policy here

Mobile App Available

Now you can access the schedule, as well as view maps of the convention center and the exhibit hall floorplan all from our mobile app!

Learn More Now!

Other Questions?

If there’s anything else you have questions or concerns you about regarding the conference or your session or demo schedule, please call or text Stephanie Lippi at 717.222.7713, or send her an email.