The CEDIA Expo was held September 10-13 at the Colorado
Convention Center for the second year in a row.
Markey’s has been a partner of CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design &
Installation Association) for 14 years, traveling throughout the country with
CEDIA for this annual event.
This year’s Expo attracted 18,500 attendees, with 480
exhibitors in the expo hall and 110 training sessions taking place that
week. Markey’s provided a record amount
of audiovisual equipment for exhibitors and for all the breakout sessions, but
of special note was the Awards Dinner, which takes place during the expo.
The Awards Dinner was held in the ballroom of the Hyatt
Regency Denver, based upon the chosen theme of “Fire and Ice.” Markey’s creative team contracted with
Convention Designs and Colorado Ice Sculptures to bring this vision to
fruition.Six custom chandeliers were
designed to simulate ice and actual ice sculptures served as many of the table
centerpieces.Other décor items included
table linens, other centerpieces, and two more ice sculptures in the foyer –
one used as an interactive activity for attendees, who could carve into the ice
sculpture themselves.With strategic lighting
around the room and on stage, accomplished with Mac 700 profiles, Mac 250
Entours, Mac 250 Washes, Mac 101s and Mac Stagebars, both fire and ice looks
For this prestigious awards event, production and stage
design were of utmost importance.
Markey’s produced the opening video and graphics to grab attendees’
attention, and special video interviews and final production video were created
to highlight this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Frank White.
To guarantee that everyone in the audience had the same view
as the best seat in the house, Markey’s incorporated a 9’ x 27’ center screen
with two 11.3’ x 20’ screens adjoining it in the stage design. Double-stacked 10k and 14k Christie HD
projectors ensured that the images on the screens, whether video or live
action, were crisp and bright for all to see.