MAY 2-3, 2023



We pack everything we believe into the FILO Conference...

If each of us can become more effective as not only a technical artist, but also as a Christ follower, we can help our churches become more effective at accomplishing their mission. Bring your team to experience community with other technical artists from around the world to learn new skills and to be reminded that what you do matters. Being first in and last out isn’t for everyone, but for those of us who live and breathe it, the FILO Conference is the perfect place to feel connected to people who get you and want to see you succeed in this noble calling of FILO.





Through May 31, 2022
$ 79 Live-Stream
  • Best price
$ 119 In-Person
  • Best price

Super Early Bird

Jun 1, 2022 – Feb 14, 2023
$ 99 Live-Stream
$ 149 In-Person
  • $119 / Group 4+

Early Bird

Feb 15, 2023 – Mar 27, 2023
$ 129 Live-Stream
$ 199 In-Person
  • $169 / Group 4+


Mar 28, 2023 – May 3, 2023
$ 149 Live-Stream
$ 249 In-Person
  • $219 / Group 4+

Available Ticket Add Ons:

On Site Meals - $20

Choose this option and eat all of your meals onsite so you don't have to leave campus.

1 Month Video on Demand Access - $30

Access all of the main sessions and breakout classes for 30 days after the conference.

Donate a Ticket - $59

Help us provide streaming tickets for under-resourced technical artists in South America, The Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

Our desire at FILO is to provide all church technical artists with the opportunity to be developed through the Conference. Special pricing is available for students and attendee groups of 25+.

Please contact the FILO team at


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 2023 be an in-person event or a streamed event?

It will be both! Join us in person or join us online.

Are refunds being offered on tickets to the event?

Refunds are not offered for FILO 2023 registrations.


FILO 2023 would not be possible without our amazing partners! Their financial investment improves the quality of the conference and assists with being able to offer meaningful content, inspiring moments and tangible training. FILO has built partnerships with organizations that offer high quality products and services that can be a great resource to you, the church technical artist. You can learn more about our FILO Partners at FILO.ORG/PARTNERS.

What is FILO's Attendee Privacy Policy?

FILO’s Attendee Privacy Policy ensures that all interactions with guests of the event are in line with current legislation. While we collect personally identifiable information from our users at several points on our website, this information is used solely for internal marketing purposes and for the production of our events and services. 

FILO has pledged to protect the individual privacy of each guest, and consequently, FILO will not provide any automatic lead generation tools or resources to our partners without individuals agreeing to share their information with the intent of being contacted by that third party. 





If you have any questions about FILO 2023, please contact us directly. We will respond within 48 hours.


Benefits of Buying a Streaming Ticket

  1. Watch the 4 main sessions and choose from 32 breakouts live from anywhere in the world
  2. Video On Demand (VOD) available for 2 weeks after the event (Ends EOD May 25)
  3. Live Chat with other attendees and event faculty
  4. Virtual Expo Hall – interact with our partners, ask questions, and win free stuff
  5. Live Interactive Q&A with breakout faculty during sessions

Benefits of Coming as Live Studio Audience

Access to all the benefits of a streaming ticket PLUS:
  1. Experience the 4 main sessions and choose from 32 breakouts live in-person at Willow Creek Church
  2. Live Stream included to access all breakout sessions, chat and interactive Q&A
  3. Live Worship, and you don’t have to worry about production!
  4. Behind the Scenes FILO experiences
  5. Community with other tech artists in-person (no hugging or high-fiving, though)
    And more special VIP experiences coming soon!!!

Where to stay

Discounted pricing, just for FILO!
Book quickly, a limited quantity of rooms are available.

$110 King / $120 2-Doubles
2750 Greenspoint Parkway
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
(847) 839-1800

Breakfast and a pull out sofa bed are included. Book online or call the hotel to book and mention FILO to receive these discounted rates. Call for tax-exempt bookings.

$79 King or 2-Queens
2280 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60196
(847) 744-5110

Breakfast and wifi included. Book online or call the hotel to book and mention FILO to receive this discounted rate.

$99 King or 2-Queens
5235 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman EstatesIllinois 60192
(847) 450-6170

Breakfast included. Book online or call the hotel to book and mention FILO to receive these discounted rates.

Live Stream Best Practices

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How to Stream
  1. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer. You can also use a phone or tablet.
  2. We recommend using a video cable to send the video signal to a projector or television. You can also use Apple TV or Google Chromecast, but this may slow your connection speed.
Internet Connection
  1. Use a hardwired internet connection, and minimize the number of steps between your computer and the network switch. Only use WIFI if you do not have access to a hardwired network port or switch.
  2. We recommend a minimum connection speed of 10-25 Mbps. Check your internet connection speed by visiting ​​.
  3. Limit other devices (phones, tablets, computers, etc.) from using the network that you are using for the web stream. Do not start large downloads or uploads while streaming, and only have one internet tab open on the computer you are using for the web stream.
Video Troubleshooting
  1. Ensure you have clicked the Play button on the video player.
  2. Ensure your computer is connected to the internet by visiting another website that you know works.
  3. Ensure your internet browser (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) is up to date. You may check your browser version by visiting ​​.
  4. Refresh the webpage and try again. Be sure to click the Play button on the video player.
  5. If you are still experiencing issues after trying the above steps, try using a different browser on your computer (we recommend Chrome or Firefox) or use a different computer all together.
  6. Manually select a lower bandwidth by clicking the gear at the bottom of the video window.
  7. If you are experiencing video issues due to slow internet, try selecting the “audio only” option by clicking the gear at the bottom of the video window. This will allow you to still listen to the audio until your internet improves.
Audio Troubleshooting
  1. Ensure the audio on the web stream player is at 100%, your computer audio is not muted, and your speakers are turned up.
  2. If on a laptop or desktop computer, unplug the video and audio cables to see if sound will play directly from your computer’s speakers. If on a phone or tablet, play a video on your device to see if sound will play directly from the device’s speakers. This will ensure that the audio from the web stream is working.

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MAY 2-3, 2023