Flames awarded best overall at 2012 IDEA Conference
Entertainment Department takes home highest honour bestowed by association
CALGARY, AB – The 30th annual Information, Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) Conference was held in Minneapolis, MN earlier this month, bringing together approximately 400 professionals from across NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, NCAA and minor league organizations.
During the conference, IDEA recognizes superior achievement throughout the large screen video and matrix display industry by awarding its Golden Matrix Awards. The purpose of the award is to recognize artistic and technical excellence in programming at stadiums, arenas, racetracks, convention centers and other public assembly facilities.
Competing against the best from across professional and collegiate sports, the Flames captured the biggest award of the evening – “Best Overall Video Display in Professional Sports”. The Flames also took home the award for “Best Overall Hockey” and was named a finalist in the category of “Best Show Open”.
Winners were voted on by the members of IDEA, who represent all of the major sporting leagues and facilities across North America.
“It’s an honour for our people to be recognized by our peers across all of professional sports,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King. “They take great pride in providing our fans with the very best in sports & entertainment and this recognition is an indication to us that we have the right goals as well as the human resources to help us achieve them. This is also a tremendous acknowledgement of some of the bright and talented people we have working within our organization. I applaud our video production and game entertainment staff on a job well done.”
The Flames video and game entertainment production is planned and executed by Director of Broadcast Production Carlo Petrini and Director of Game Entertainment Geordie Macleod. Both individuals are also responsible for the artistic and technical expertise provided during home games for the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) and the Calgary Roughnecks (NLL).