Key production partners made 20th Mira Awards a unique celebration
It’s been 20 years since TechPoint first introduced the Mira Awards as a way to recognize technology excellence and innovation in the state of Indiana. Today, the Mira Awards are the most coveted awards of the state’s thriving tech industry. For large enterprises as well as startups and scale-ups, the Mira Awards represent the ideal—the achievements and discoveries we want to lift up as a community and encourage more of from our peers and colleagues.
The 20th anniversary on April 13 was the biggest and brightest gala celebration yet, and was made possible through tremendous contributions by TechPoint’s production partners and the TechPoint events team.
The operation to create tech’s biggest stage and most glamorous night out began nearly nine months ago. Working closely with four production partners, the TechPoint events team devised a plan to deliver an unforgettable event experience.
TechPoint’s 2019 Mira Awards production partners include:
- BitLoft (https://bitloft.com)
- Markey’s Rental & Staging (markeys.com)
- Print Resources (printindy.com)
- Sapphire Strategy (https://sapphirestrategy.com)
BitLoft created all of the videos played on the big screens during the Mira Awards gala. From the nominee team photos video reel to the countdown and spectacular opening video sequence, and from the category introductions to the nominee recognition videos, BitLoft’s creative direction helped to create excitement and set the tone for the evening. BitLoft also created the Trailblazer Award video, a remarkable tribute to Governor Holcomb.
Sapphire Strategy did an incredible job of capturing the essence of TechPoint and the Mira Awards brand in the printed materials for the gala, including the menus, sponsor easels, table numbers and signage. If you had your photo taken at one of the photo booths, you saw more of Sapphire’s design work on the photo machines as well as on the cool new step & repeat backdrops.
One of the most difficult and time-consuming parts of the Mira Awards every year is designing and producing the event program with all of the logos and nominee descriptions, as well as the sponsor ads. It’s not easy. Sapphire not only got the job done well,
Markey’s Rental and Staging
Markey’s Rental and Staging provided stage sets, lighting, sound, video playback, video recording and projection at the Mira Awards gala. Their work on the stage added drama and excitement to the event, and contributed greatly to the energy of the magnificent ballroom that they set up for a record-breaking number of attendees.
It can sometimes be tough to recognize the work of a partner like Markey’s because when everything goes according to plan and is flawlessly executed, nobody notices. But there’s no doubt that Markey’s is critical to the continued success and somehow bigger and better Mira Awards production every year.
Print Resources advised and printed the gorgeous Mira Awards souvenir event program that featured all three of our presenting sponsors: Angie’s List, Salesforce and Infosys. They also printed the directional signs placed around the event venue, the sponsor easels, menus and table numbers. The look and feel of all of the materials was extremely high quality and matched the top-notch production of the gala.