Audiovisual Support for Presenters

With the cost of renting audiovisual (AV) equipment for AATSEEL’s annual meeting approaching over $10,000 per year, AATSEEL asks presenters to carefully consider their AV equipment needs, especially their need for an LCD (computer) projector, and to submit all AV requests with their proposals by July 1.

For presentations on topics related to topics such as visual arts, cinema, or pedagogy, an LCD (computer) projector may be useful and even necessary. Handouts may also be equally as effective or better than projected images. A DVD player and monitor can be used to show excerpts from films, TV shows, operas, pedagogically-oriented videos, etc. We ask that you request an LCD projector only if it is absolutely necessary to convey your ideas effectively.

AATSEEL provides the following equipment upon request, at no charge to the presenter:

  • DVD player and monitor (although if DVDs can be played on a laptop, this is preferred - be sure to request speakers also if audio is necessary)
  • Speakers for presentation projected from a computer (i.e., small speakers that plug into the headphone jack of a laptop, tablet, or mobile device - not a microphone or mixer board audio system)
  • Setup for LCD/computer projector: screen, power supply, cart (for those individuals who will bring their own projector and computer (note that this does not include audio, so speakers for a laptop must also be requested)

Presenters needing an LCD (computer) projector pay a surcharge of $50/paper (or presenter, for co-authored papers) to defray the cost to AATSEEL for the LCD setup. If you are presenting on more than one panel and wish to have an LCD projector for both panels, you must pay the $50 fee for each panel.

AATSEEL is not able to provide laptop computers.

Presenters must submit AV requests by July 1, the second deadline for submitting abstracts. Presenters requesting an LCD projector must pay the fee by December 15, the deadline for presenters to pre-register for the conference.

Requests for A/V while the conference is in session are generally impossible to fulfill, so we ask that you plan in advance as much as possible.