Democratic National Convention
Since 1992, RK Productions (RKP) has delivered the Democratic National Convention – an event where 5,000 delegates gather to nominate their presidential candidate, and as many as 30,000 people a day attend. For this large-scale and complex event, RKP is responsible not only for all production elements including design, staging, lighting, audio, projection, video roll-ins, and more; but RKP also interfaces with all major news networks to insure the best coverage and greatest media impact. At the historic nomination of President Barack Obama in 2008, RKP simultaneously produced the proceedings in the Pepsi Center and Invesco Stadium. This convention now enjoys the title of most-watched national convention in television history.
In 2012, RKP once again successfully prepared for two separate venues: the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte for the first 2 nights and then the Stadium for the final night. Even when the convention was moved to the Arena at the last minute, the RKP team transitioned smoothly and produced a flawless final convention night which included the Presidential and Vice Presidential nomination, as well as performances by Mary J Blige, James Taylor, and the Foo Fighters. Examples of RKP’s convention expertise can be found all over the country and the world, with participants ranging from 500 to 15,000.
In 2020, he was asked to re-invent the Democratic Convention during a Pandemic. The Event shifted over the year from a 15,000 person gathering to what turned out to be a ”Virtual Convention”. With teams spread out in over 5 Locations and 4 Cities, Kirshner Events staged a hugely successful Event, with the final structure only decided within the last 10 days. The reviews and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive, with Commentators stating that future Conventions will be modeled on this one.