July 17, 2008 brought over 2,000 Washington DC field agents together in the nation’s capital to celebrate the FBI’s 100th birthday and a century of service to the American people. While several current and former FBI directors were present at the ceremony, there were many who were unable to attend. Not only was production for this press event left to TalkingTree but delivering the program to those not present was up to us as well.
To broadcast this milestone event, TalkingTree recorded the program via satellite and sent it live to field offices around the world. Risers and lighting were set for the press and the audio system carried the memorable speeches and presentations through the grounds of the National Building Museum.
Everyone was a hero on this day of celebration. The morning ceremonies were part of the daylong series of events. Speakers were staged on a platform in front of a blue and gold backdrop that read “A Century of Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity”, the FBI’s motto. The three latter words were an inspiration to us when designing and coordinating all details and they resonated with and inspired attendees as well.