The 39th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education was hosted in Portland, Oregon November 8-10, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). Markey's Rental & Staging provided audiovisual equipment and creative/technical expertise for the third year, planning months in advance with the AMLE staff to prepare. For the General Session, Markey's designed a unique stage set using Cy Towers and stretch fabric Triosk stands. Both elements have soft curves to them and were lit individually, making a colorful and visually interesting stage for the 3500 educators attending.
The AMLE staff wanted to showcase the art of middle level school kids, so Markey's designed a decorative truss display for the artwork, complete with lighting (see photos). For additional artwork that could not be displayed onsite, screens and special lighting were set up to project photos of those pieces. The result was an energizing art display which served as décor for the conference.
Other Markey's support included:
- Forty-nine concurrent breakout sessions each day, for which Markey's provided audiovisual support.
- Outside the General Session, middle school bands and choirs were showcasing their skills via an audio set up installed by Markey's especially for this occasion.
- Audiovisual support was also provided for booths in the Exhibition Hall.