The National Nurses United held their 2013 Staff Nurse Assembly at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis, and John Murray Productions, Inc. provided the scenic environment for their annual event. This was our 5th year collaborating with MetroMedia Productions on the Nurses Union's biggest event, and this year we wanted to design and produce a clean and modern look befitting of the Nurse's message and the recently updated hotel. Curvilinear lines and bright accents of nurses red and white were used to accent interconnected circular images of the nurses in action and create the look of the booths where attendees could learn more about helping the Union's cause. The hotel's largest ballroom was utilized for the event's general session and evening entertainment, and the simple and sophisticated set included brand elements such as the nurses logo which acted as a projection surface, and custom made curvilinear screen surrounds. We also transformed the hotel's Mission Tunnel into a gallery featuring black and white photographs of the nurses in action. Six 8' x 12' walls, highlighting six of the nurses' causes, flanked the hallway while an interactive chalk wall allowed an outlet for the attending nurses to comment on their importance in today's society. Overall, the event was a great success and we look forward to working with the Nurses on their next big event.
The National Nurses United held their Staff Nurse Assembly in Chicago this Spring and for the fourth year in a row, John Murray Productions, Inc. partnered with MetroMedia Productions, Inc. and BP Productions, to design and create the environment for the Union's annual event. The event launched their 'Nurses Campaign to Heal the World' which promotes a proposed Robin Hood tax created to raise revenue from Wall Street for the needs of Main Street. The event took place at the Sheraton Chicago Towers the same weekend as the NATO summit, also held in Chicago. The politically charged energy of the city created the perfect environment for the nurses to spread the message of their campaign, and their successful rally at Daley Plaza provided publicity for their cause. We helped bring the concepts of the campaign to life by using an international theme in our set design, which spanned the 230' length of the hotel's largest ballroom, as well as it's accompanying foyer. The set featured three large screens, mirrored on each side by our custom curved flats. An array of international flags decorated the left and right sides of the ballroom, while a current slideshow highlighting nurses in action constantly populated the eye candy screens which flanked the 12' x 36' center screen. The foyer utilized large format graphics to brand the space, and designate zones such as social networking and advocacy, where nurses could educate themselves on the union's purpose. One of the more popular features was the interactive 'If I could Heal the World...' chalkboard wall, where nurses had freedom to make a personal note on how they would better the world. The event was a huge success and we are, once again, grateful to be a part of the nurse's valiant mission.
The biennial Nurses Convention took place this September at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis, and John Murray Productions, Inc. was brought on once again to provide the scenic environment for this year's Main Street theme. In collaboration with MetroMedia Productions, Inc. and BP Productions, we created an outdoor feel within the Yerba Buena level of the hotel by creating a Main Street America, complete with a local newspaper, internet cafe, technology library, medical center, and general store where guests could mingle and be educated on the Union cause. The main stage in the ballroom served as the Town Hall for the attendees throughout the event, transitioning to party zone in the evening where the nurses came to do karaoke and dance the evenings away. The Golden Gate level was also transformed for the Nurses' continuing education courses, with the Mission Tunnel acting as the Nurses Art Gallery where images of union members in action were displayed on two 8'x20' flatwalls. The 4 day event was designed to unite the nurses in their cause, with special guests Michael Moore and Governer Jerry Brown in attendance. Overall, the event was a huge success and the client extremely pleased with the outcome.
The National Nurses United held their annual Staff Nurse Assembly at the Marriott Wardham Park in Washington DC, and JMP collaborated with MetroMedia Productions, Inc, BP Productions and lighting director Tim Miller to ensure a successful event for the third year in a row. The event environments included a plenary set held in the grand ballroom of the hotel, as well as an entire exhibition hall featuring five separate booths designed to educate and promote the union's purpose. The conference's theme, Nurses Values for Our Nation, was made prevalent throughout the hotel in the form of banners, wall mounted graphics, and custom built plasma kiosk surrounds, creating the ideal environment for rallying the nurses around their cause. Our challenge came in designing, building and printing a diverse environment for a space located across country, but once again JMP proved themselves up for the challenge, exceeding expectations all around. The Nurses were extremely happy with the event, and we even received praise from the hotel for our dynamic transformation of the space.
One of the greatest benefits of working in our industry is the ability to partner with clients whose mission we stand behind. JMP is honored to work with National Nurses United for their annual conference, which took place in Washington DC this May. In conjunction with Metromedia Productions and lighting designer Tim Miller, JMP participated by transforming the International Terrace at the Washington Hilton into a nurses zone for networking, shopping, and education. We were also responsible for the scenic production of the various stages used for the general session and continuing education sessions. Click here to learn more about this fantastic event.