SOLSTICE FWD DIGITAL INNOVATION SUMMIT
THE STORYHighlighting the intersection of humanity and technology, Solstice FWD was a one-day innovation summit that allowed executives and digital leaders to unite and engage through immersive technology experiences. The 500-person corporate conference included research and development activations throughout the space and an impressive lineup of industry leaders on the main stage. The team at Kehoe Designs divided The Geraghty into two sections to best showcase Solstice FWD’s mission, while BlackOak Technical Productions provided lighting, video, and audio needs. The lighting enhanced both the overall look and feel of the event as well as venue fixtures and décor to reinforce Solstice’s brand integrity.
HOW THE SPACE WAS USED
THE TECHNICAL PRODUCTION
The BlackOak Technical Productions team created a custom Solstice FWD gobo to welcome guests in the entryway of the main stage area. Inside the room, blue lighting washed the space to strengthen the brand’s identity within the event design. Acrylic chairs in a theatre-style seating arrangement faced a 20’ x 40’x 36” stage, which featured a dozen keynote presentations and a musical performance. A dramatic 15’ x 26’ center screen and two 7’ x 12’ side screens enhanced the visual and practical elements of each presentation by displaying unique, speaker-provided content. Nine research and development activations, each with specific A/V needs, allowed guests to connect with industry leaders. To further guest engagement, BlackOak Technical Productions provided TV and projection screens that displayed client-provided virtual reality and face recognition technology.
THE DÉCOR INSTALLATION
Kehoe Designs created a comprehensive event design that was centered around the client’s mission for a tech-forward atmosphere. The overall style was clean and modern, with ultra-white soft lounges and a minimalist approach to décor. Clear chiavari and acrylic chairs provided sleek seating around navy linen covered rounds and rectangular charging tables. Mirrored hi-boys gave guests a place to rest and observe. The main stage was surrounded by floor-to-ceiling neutral draping to create a focused environment inside. A custom 10’x10’ woven Vitruvian Man focal, uplit with the brand’s signature blue, provided a fun, fully dimensional photo op while representing innovation, connection, and the summit’s 2018 theme, “Being Human.”