Lighting up The Methodist Church conference, in the darkest of times

When the dark veil of Covid lockdown fell upon us all, the curtain dropped on the events industry. The Methodist Church in the UK realised that it was more important than ever to live their constitution and come together for their annual conference. But how? This wasn’t a case of a simple “Zoom” call. The conference brings together 400 delegates over 8 days, encompassing group discussions, voting, separate meeting rooms. A complex event to deliver successfully in “normal times”. So just how could they emulate this online, in extraordinary times? With the help of PH Productions conference services, the spotlight turned back on for The Methodist Conference. Embracing remote working, PH facilitated an all-encompassing online conference solution. A full set was designed and delivered, scenery was set, sound and lighting systems rigged, hosts and delegates were in situ for broadcasting, audio visual technicians in place to event manage the smooth production of live audience interaction and voting, live-streaming, virtual breakout rooms for the hosting of separate group discussions. The expertise of the PH production team and the commitment of the conference organisers resulted in thousands of viewers watching the live stream. And now that the curtains have raised, PH continue to work with The Methodist Conference annual conference with full event technical audio-visual support and conference live streaming.

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THE OUTCOME

A perfectly clear and interactive live stream, where uses can see resolutions being discusses, see who is talking and also feel like they are part of the event.

PROJECT TIMINGS

WIth conference in June every year, we begin working on the event early in the year, with the majority of content produced close to the event, when conference releases all its details.

WHAT WE DID

With the help of PH Productions conference services, the spotlight turned back on for The Methodist Conference. Embracing remote working, PH facilitated an all-encompassing online conference solution

HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID

“Now that the Methodist Conference is over, we can pause to appreciate just what an extraordinary achievement it has been to run it at all in the current circumstances. You and your colleagues in the technical team are the people, perhaps more than anyone else, who have enabled this to happen. We thank you very much indeed for your hard work, skill and professionalism through the preparations and during the Conference itself. The Conference is central to the life and governance of the British Methodist Church, with oversight of its whole life and interpretation of its doctrines. You and your colleagues have enabled us to undertake its work efficiently and effectively.” The Revd Richard Teale President of the Conference

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