The Republican Party of Iowa Lincoln Dinner is a fundraiser
event for the Republican Party of Iowa and was especially important this year,
as it provided the nation with an opportunity to take a snapshot look at
current and potential candidates running for the Presidency. The event was a sellout and speakers
included Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, George
Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker. The dinner was May 16, 2015, in the Grand Ballroom of the Iowa Events
Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Markey’s is the In-House Preferred Audiovisual Provider at the Iowa Events Center, and offered the professional stage lighting needed for
the national media and press who were in attendance. Major news networks
were broadcasting live from the event. High Definition cameras and projectors
were used for IMAG and video recording. For the stage design, Markey’s provided
a 40’x 20' shark tooth scrim with 10 Martin Stagebar lights to provide a simple
yet striking blue light backdrop against the six Iowa and USA flags lined up
behind the podium.
An additional service provided by Markey’s was to
incorporate a D’San Digital Speaker timer system and Operator to ensure that no
candidate exceeded the strict 10 minute time slot they were allowed. At the client’s request, the microphone was
to be cut if anyone went over and exit music played through the PA.