Markey's Dayton Office Upgrades the Visuals for RISE

On March 27, 2014, the University of Dayton held its annual RISE Symposium. This event draws 4,000 attendees from around the country, and includes students at the University of Dayton China Institute via a live two-way conference feed.  Markey’s was the audiovisual partner for this event for the 10th year, and each year it becomes a bigger event.


This year for Opening Session, Markey’s used a new 15’ x 73’ screen and six Christie 14k projectors that were co-converged and blended with the WATCHOUT software system to project vivid and impressively large images. (see photos below).  The stage design was further enhanced with a combination of Cy Towers and Luma Walls, and a plasma lectern was utilized as digital signage.  Various Martin intelligent lights were used for the stage lighting and for special effects, such as coloring the stage pieces.

The screen was left in place for the evening, so students could gather and watch The University of Dayton basketball team play in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen tournament.  Where else could you watch a game on a 73’ screen?


Other components of this event included the social function  RISEapalooza,  where Markey’s deployed over 40 LED lights to color and illuminate the party.  Markey’s also built a 10’ x 20’ illuminated truss arch for a dramatic entryway into the event.

There were multiple breakout sessions throughout the campus that Markey’s provided audiovisual gear for.  Also, CNBC broadcast from a live set in the Arena and in other campus locations, and Markey’s provided 55” monitors for each to be used as set pieces with live video feed.