SEIU Healthcare Fall Convention Case Study

SEIU Healthcare Fall Convention Case Study
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EVENT OVERVIEW


EVENT NAME: SEIU Fall Convention
VENUE: Delta Toronto Airport
LOCATION: Toronto, ON
DATE: November 9 to 12, 2023
# of ATTENDEES: 425
EVENT LINK: https://seiuhealthcare.ca/convention/

The SEIU Fall Convention, held every four years to vote in key union positions, took place at the Delta Toronto Airport hotel from November 9 to 12, 2023. This significant gathering, marking the first convention since the COVID-19 pandemic, brought together 425 attendees to celebrate and recognize the hard work and dedication of SEIU members during the challenging times. The convention featured a range of activities, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and an evening gala, all designed to foster unity, share knowledge, and plan for the union's future.
Despite the limitations of the event space, particularly the challenging rigging points in the ballroom, bb Blanc collaborated closely with SEIU to create an immersive and engaging experience for attendees. The convention's success was a testament to the strong partnership between SEIU and bb Blanc, as well as the technical expertise and adaptability of the bb Blanc team in delivering a memorable event.

CLIENT OBJECTIVES


SEIU approached bb Blanc with the goal of creating a grand and impactful event to demonstrate their appreciation for their union members' tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The client emphasized their desire to push the limits of what was possible within the event space, encouraging bb Blanc to "shoot for the stars" without being constrained by a specific budget. The primary objective was to deliver an immersive and engaging experience that would leave a lasting impression on attendees, celebrating their resilience and commitment to the union's cause.

CRAFTING THE EXPERIENCE


bb Blanc embraced the challenge of transforming the Delta Toronto Airport ballroom into a captivating environment, despite the limitations posed by the available rigging points. Their solution centered around the creation of a stunning 80' angled blend projection, complemented by an LED wall behind the stage. This innovative design maximized the visual impact and immersive quality of the event while working within the constraints of the space.

To bring this vision to life, bb Blanc deployed a range of cutting-edge technologies, including 7 x 12k laser projectors for the blend, a Pandoras Box media server, and a Barco E2 video switcher. The LED wall, composed of 64 Absen 2.9m panels, added depth and dynamism to the stage design. The inclusion of 20 moving lights and a multi-channel wireless audio system further enhanced the audio-visual experience, ensuring that every element of the event was seamlessly integrated and of the highest quality.

Despite facing a significant setback in accessing the event space, with setup delayed from 6 pm to 10 pm the night before the event, bb Blanc's dedicated team of project managers and technicians worked tirelessly to ensure that everything was ready for rehearsals at 11 am the following day. Their unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional experience, even in the face of adversity, is a testament to their professionalism and expertise in the field of event production.

Throughout the planning and execution process, bb Blanc worked closely with SEIU to integrate custom content and entertainment into the technical setup. This collaborative approach ensured that the event's technical elements seamlessly aligned with the client's vision and objectives, resulting in a cohesive and impactful experience for all attendees.

bb BLANC'S TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS


1. Innovative Projection and LED Wall Design:

1. 80' angled blend projection using 7 x 12k laser projectors

2. 64 x Absen 2.9m LED panels for dynamic stage backdrop

3. Pandoras Box media server for seamless content management

4. Barco E2 video switcher for high-quality video processing and control

2. Lighting and Audio Enhancement:
1. 20 moving lights to create an immersive and engaging atmosphere

2. A multi-channel wireless audio system for clear and reliable sound through out the event

3. Adaptability and Problem-Solving:
1. Swift response to last-minute changes in event space access

2. Efficient setup and readiness for rehearsals despite compressed timeline

3. Innovative solutions to overcome space limitations and maximize visual impact

4. Collaborative Approach:
1. Close coordination with the client to integrate custom content and entertainment

2. Seamless integration of technical elements with the client's vision and objectives

5. Dedicated and Skilled Team:
1. Full crew of project managers and technicians on-site to ensure smooth setup and execution

2. Unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, even in the face of challenges

Frequently Asked Questions

What innovative projection and LED wall design did bb Blanc implement for the SEIU Fall Convention?
bb Blanc created an immersive 80' angled blend projection using 7 x 12k laser projectors and a dynamic 64-panel Absen 2.9m LED wall for the stage backdrop. A Pandoras Box media server and Barco E2 video switcher ensured seamless content management and high-quality video processing.
How did bb Blanc's adaptability and problem-solving skills contribute to the success of the SEIU Fall Convention?
Despite last-minute setup delays and challenging rigging points, bb Blanc's team worked tirelessly to have everything ready for rehearsals. They developed innovative solutions to maximize visual impact within the space's limitations.
In what ways did bb Blanc's collaborative approach enhance the overall experience of the SEIU Fall Convention?
bb Blanc closely collaborated with SEIU to integrate custom content and entertainment into the technical setup, ensuring alignment with the client's vision and objectives. This resulted in a cohesive and impactful experience for attendees.
What sets bb Blanc apart in terms of audio visual production for large-scale events like the SEIU Fall Convention?

bb Blanc excels in creating immersive experiences, managing complex logistics, and providing comprehensive technical support with backup systems and skilled project managers to handle any challenges during large-scale events.

How does bb Blanc ensure reliable audio visual performance during large-scale conventions like the SEIU Fall Convention?
bb Blanc ensures reliable AV performance through proactive planning, backup systems, extra equipment, and the expertise of their project managers and technicians to swiftly address any issues that may arise.

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