John Murray Productions, Inc. was hired as the design/fabrication team for the CNA House of Delegates at the San Francisco Marriott. The challenges were threefold. To design a stage set for the plenary room that was dynamic and allowed for a variety of uses (general sessions, awards dinner, delegates meeting); to design and install a multi-functional environment in the ballroom foyer; and to produce and creatively display all event graphics and signage. In the foyer, we designed, fabricated, and installed four unique environments to meet the many needs of the California Nurses Association. The first area consisted of four kiosks where attendees could send 'health issue specific' postcards directly to their elected representatives. The second area was designed to assist attendees in understand the technology associated with various hospitals. The third area provided access to counsellors on the many benefits CNA provides. The fourth area was a 400 sq ft retail area for the selling of CNA branded merchandise.
Union Store CAD Rendering
Actual Photo of the Union Store
The ballroom set design consisted of a 14' x 45' wide RP screen, two 16' x 16' flat walls (located stage left and right) for oversize event graphics, and four 16' x 16' projection surfaces. In the ceiling we designed and rigged two, 80' x 50' chandeliers, each consisting of over 250 plexiglass pieces, and lit with over 200 LED Color Blasts. As the focus of the meeting in the ballroom changed from general session plenary, to awards and gala dinner, to delegate session, the four projection surfaces were utilized for slogans, video, and still photographic content. Additionally, the lighting of the chandeliers and the room overall allowed for completely different environments without have to complete a room 'change over', saving time and money.
Main Ballroom Photo