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Add to My Calendar 2022-05-10 12:30:00 2022-05-11 16:00:00 CST FILO 2022 FILO is designed for the community of technical artists who serve the local church. Whether volunteer or staff, FILO aims to provide skill development, community and inspiration to equip technical artists to become effective contributors to their local church. South Barrington, IL or Online FILO


Details are subject to change.


Benefits of Buying a Streaming Ticket

  1. Watch the main sessions and breakouts live from anywhere in the world
  2. Video On Demand (VOD) available after the event
  3. Live Chat with other attendees
  4. Virtual Expo Hall – interact with our partners, ask questions, and win free stuff

Benefits of Buying an In-Person Ticket

Access to all the benefits of a streaming ticket PLUS:

  1. Experience the main sessions and breakouts live in-person at Willow Creek Church
  2. Live Stream included to access all breakout sessions and chat
  3. Live Worship, and you don’t have to worry about production!
  4. Behind the Scenes FILO experiences
  5. VIP Experiences only available in-person
  6. Community with other tech artists in-person


Super Early Bird 

June 1, 2021 – February 7, 2022


Live-Stream Individual
$79/Live-Stream Group 10+


In-Person Individual
$119/In-Person Group 4+

Early Bird 

February 8, 2022 – April 4, 2022


Live-Stream Individual
$99/Live-Stream Group 10+


In-Person Individual
$169/In-Person Group 4+


April 5, 2022 – May 11, 2022


Live-Stream Individual
$129/Live-Stream Group 10+


In-Person Individual
$219/In-Person Group 4+

For streaming groups of 25+, special pricing is available. Please contact the FILO team at

Our desire at FILO is to provide all church technical artists with the opportunity to be developed through the Conference. If your church has struggled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is in financial hardship, please contact the FILO team at


The South Barrington Campus of Willow Creek Community Church has been an ideal place for FILO to grow and expand over the last few years. We are thrilled to be back for another year!

Willow Creek Community Church – Entrance D
67 Algonquin Road – South Barrington, IL 60010


“Our team left excited about many of the things they learned and the camaraderie and relationship-building that happens when we get away for two days with several of our volunteers is invaluable.”

“I love FILO, I love how it brings me closer to God and gives me time to worship. I have been so busy supporting my church with streaming over the past couple of months that I haven’t taken any time for myself, FILO gave me that time.”

“It just keeps getting better and better. I look forward to bringing my team again next year, I cannot begin to put into words the impact this conference has on my team.”

“FILO always leads me to tears and gives me the rest and refreshment I need in order to give my all in my position. Even though this year was online, nothing was different, I cried, I worshipped, I learned.”

“Attending the FILO Conference both inspires and challenges our team. It is refreshing to go to something tailor made for church production people. The discipline breakouts help us hone our craft and the large sessions remind us why we do what we do and who we do it for. We set aside time each year to attend and look forward to the time together as a team.”

“It’s clear that the FILO team has a love for the church’s technical artists and a desire for their care, encouragement and development.”

“FILO has had a huge impact on our team development for my student techs. Not only has FILO been a place that provides amazing technical training, but also a great opportunity for my team to learn from some of the most talented tech artists who willingly invest in and support my team’s spiritual and interpersonal growth.”

“I can’t find the words to fully express how excellent and engaging and meaningful and refreshing worship was. It’s been a LONG time since I was able to worship and it was so healing for my soul.”
“Bringing our staff and volunteers to FILO for the last few years has been an incredible team-building experience. A chance to worship together and not worry about any of the tech or timing or music, just receive what God has for us. The conference also motivates us to try new things and technologies. Overall FILO is a highlight for our volunteer teams that is not to be missed.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is behind FILO Conference?

After the Gurus of Tech conferences came to an end, there was no other event that was laser-focused on the technical artist in the local church. Todd Elliott, the former Technical Arts Director at Willow Creek Community Church, rounded up a team of people to help fill the void and bring you the First In Last Out Conference.

Who is FILO Conference for?

Anyone involved in technology in his or her local church. Audio or lighting, staff or volunteer, beginner or expert, everyone is encouraged to attend. There will be something for everyone. While technical artists are the focus of FILO, worship pastors, music directors, lead pastors, creative directors or anyone who works with technical artists is more than welcome to attend.

Why does it cost so much?

Your registration helps us produce an event worth coming to! We bring in top-notch faculty, who are veterans at getting their hands dirty in the nitty-gritty of production life. Our goal is to create an experience that will refresh and inspire those who come!

Will FILO 2022 Chicago be an in-person event or a streamed event?

It will be both! Join us in person at Willow Creek in South Barrington, IL or join us online.

Are refunds being offered on tickets to the event?

Refunds are not offered for FILO 2022 Chicago registrations.

The FILO Core Team

It takes many amazing people to pull off such a great event, many of whom are volunteers! Check out the core team of people who make FILO a success.

Accounting | Event Operations
Joanne serves as the South Barrington Production Director at Willow Creek's main campus. She started out as a volunteer stagehand at Willow over 34 years ago and joined the staff team about 20 years ago! She's been part of the FILO team since the beginning and absolutely loves playing a part in serving technical artists thru the FILO Conference and whatever else the FILO team cooks up! When she's not working she loves hanging out in her backyard, or better yet, the northwoods of Wisconsin with her family and her adorable pup.
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Worship Leader
Delwin Eiland is a husband to Ashlee and a dad of three. He currently serves as the Worship Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. When he isn’t working, he enjoys running, cooking, donuts with his son and a weekly dance party with his wife and children.
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Todd is a writer, speaker, technical artist in the local church and founder of FILO. Formerly the Technical Arts Director at Willow Creek Community Church, he started FILO in 2015 to help other technical artists become more effective so that the local church can be more effective. In his free time he enjoys being inspired by Winston Churchill speeches and visiting the gravesites of U.S. presidents. Residing near Chicago, he and his wife Bissy have three kids and a dog...none of whom are into production.
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Event Host
After making his living in theater for 10+ years, Dave Hunter moved into the video production world armed with a wealth of visual storytelling experience. For years he has traveled the world producing videos for businesses and non-profits for marketing, training, and advertising purposes. Dave still performs improv comedy monthly with GreenRoom Improv, which currently has two resident theater locations. He and his wife Martine live outside of Chicago, IL and have 3 beautiful daughters.
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Staffing | Breakouts
Caleb Loeppky has been working in live event production for the local church for over 10 years. He is a technical artist that loves creativity and pushing the bar of excellence for teams around him. His heart is to create resources that help connect, inspire, and develop technical artists in the local church. One of his favorite things is to see other technical artists in the local church thrive in their positions and make the church better every day. He currently serves on the FILO Core team coordinating breakouts for the conferences across the United States and leads the FILO Staffing Division partnered with Slingshot Group. In addition to his work with FILO, he is the Production Director for a 7 campus multisite church in the Chicagoland area. Caleb and his wife Cassy live in the Chicago Suburbs with their three incredible kids Nora, Jaxon, and Asher. When Caleb isn’t out doing live production, he loves spending time with his family and smoking some great BBQ at home.
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Faculty Administrator
Sherri has been a producer of both for-profit and non-profit events and videos for over 20 years, including the Justice Conference, Story Gathering and multiple conferences for the Global Leadership Network. She loves figuring out how to take a creative idea from concept to execution and also loves being the middle child between technical and creative teams. Her unusual desire to figure out how to put all information into spreadsheets makes her a great fit for the FILO team. When not working on production things, she’s serving the cause of ending mass incarceration in this country. Otherwise, she loves reading, watching indie and sci-fi films and shows, and exploring new restaurants in Chicago.
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Technical Producer
Nate serves on the FILO Core Team as the Technical Producer for the FILO Conference. He is passionate about creating dynamic technical teams, utilizing innovative gear, and developing effective work processes. Nate works as the Production Director for Mission Church. Formerly a Project Manager with Amplio Systems, Video Systems Engineer with Willow Creek Community Church as well as Technical Director with Willow Creek Huntley. He and his wife Suzanne have two amazing sons. As a family they enjoy fun vacations and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.
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Marketing Manager
As a pastor’s wife, former worship leader and multi-site weekend coordinator/producer, Julia has a deep respect, appreciation and passion for weekend gatherings, church volunteers and especially church tech/production teams. Julia and her marathon-running husband have two kids and a doggo. They love spending time outside, eating at local restaurants and cheering for the Cubbies. Julia’s life motto: “Eat More Chocolate”.
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Chief Operations Officer
Between having worked in the technical arts for a decade at Willow Creek Community Church and now being married to an audio engineer, Chelsea easily relates to the FILO tribe. In 2016, Chelsea realized that serving the FILO community was exactly where God wanted her. She has a strong passion for training and equipping the FILO tribe and her heart explodes when they all gather together and worship at events. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys eating at new gourmet restaurants with her husband, marathon shopping trips with her sister and snuggles with her pups.
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Business Development
Sarah is in the Business of Developing strong partnerships with the best organizations that can help our FILO tribe get the right solutions to their church tech needs. When not making these magical connections, Sarah lives in spreadsheets, data analysis, and graph making. As a distraction from all things nerdy, she does digital art, (sometimes "real" art,) and immerses herself into sci-fi (including all the Dr. Who-s) and a ridiculous amount of comedy TV, which she approaches as if it were a team sport with her family.
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Event Host
Aubrey is the Experience Development Director at Willow Creek Community Church and has been on staff at Willow for 14 years. She is passionate about the teams that make weekend life at churches happen and she loves our FILO Community. Aubrey and her husband are waiting for Willow to plant a campus in a tropical location so they can be in their favorite place all the time...the beach!
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If you have any questions about FILO 2022 Chicago, please contact us directly. We will respond within 48 hours.




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