California Nurses Association

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.

benefits programs rendering

benefits programs rendering

Union Store CAD Rendering

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nurses store

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.

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stage

Main Ballroom Photo

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purple glow

Ceiling Treatment

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yellow glow

Ceiling Detail

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heartbeat logo

California Nurses Association '08

JMP recently completed work on the 2008 California Nurse's Assembly and the National Nurses Organizing Committee event, "RN Trailblazers" which took place at the SF Marriott from September 25th through September 28th. JMP designed the stage set, all of the scenic elements including the Advocacy area where nurses were able to make direct contact with state and national legislators and, Union Store where members were able to purchase CNA/NNOC apparel. JMP also produced all of the signage including thirty-two 4ft by 8ft images depicting key individuals in the history of nursing who have made the profession what it is today, and imagery from seven of their most successful campaigns. One thousand RN activists from around the country converged in San Francisco for the Assembly to plan the next phase of patient advocacy with leaders in the nursing, labor, and political worlds. The event loaded into the SF Marriott Thursday night on the heels of Oracle Open World which gave us only 2-and-a-half hours to install staging, lighting, drapery, graphics and a stage set for the opening reception that began at 7:00 PM. Two hours later work began to transform the ballroom overnight for the Plenary sessions that would continue during the weekend, and to install all of the unique decor elements in the ballroom lobby (Advocacy area, Union Store, and three one-on-one areas.) Then immediately after the opening plenary session, the stage and set were transformed again for Friday evening's dinner with Pancho Sanchez as live entertainment. Friday's dinner set was again followed by an overnight re-setting of the plenary stage set. The coordination of the vendors, and the attention to detail during this 36 hour period resulted in a flawless presentation to our client, and a seamless presentation to all in attendance.

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Hall

Sign