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.
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+.
Learn new skills from people who are doing church production at a high level. These aren’t just classes in the theory of what we do, these are based on practical, week-in and week-out working in the local church from the people who are doing it, just like you.
The South Barrington Campus of Willow Creek Community Church has been an ideal place for FILO to grow and expand since 2018. We are thrilled to be back for another year!
Willow Creek Community Church – Entrance D
67 Algonquin Road – South Barrington, IL 60010
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.
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.
It will be both! Join us in person at Willow Creek in South Barrington, IL or join us online.
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!
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.
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.
By entering the premises of the FILO 2023 event, you consent to having your image captured by FILO photographers and videographers. The resulting materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings may be used by FILO without restriction or financial compensation, in marketing or promotional materials, on the web and other properties.
If you do not agree with this policy, please do not entire the premises or the event.
If you have any questions related to FILO 2023, please reach out to the FILO Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will respond within 48 business hours.
If you have any questions about FILO 2023, please contact us directly. We will respond within 48 hours.
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