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 need for an LCD (computer) projector, and to submit a requests for projectors 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. We ask that you request an LCD projector only if it is absolutely necessary to convey your ideas effectively.

At the next AATSEEL Conference in San Diego, California (February 6-9, 2020), the meeting spaces will have complimentary WiFi access. (This is not always the case at every conference, but we are working to make this a priority in the future as we select sites and negotiate contracts.)

AATSEEL does not provide laptop computers or cables or dongles/other connectors that connect laptops to projectors. Most hotels use VGA or HDMI for this purpose. Please plan ahead and bring the correct equipment for your specific needs. The hotel AV provider may not even have the connector you need for your specific computer.

AATSEEL no longer provides DVD players and monitors on request. Presenters are advised to use their own laptop with a DVD drive or to use their own external DVD drive and to request an LCD projector.

AATSEEL no longer provides laptop speakers on request. Presenters are advised to use their own laptop and portable laptop with the HDMI connection or to bring a Bluetooth or other portable speaker that connects to a laptop.

Presenters must submit equipment requests by July 1, the second deadline for submitting abstracts.

Is is generally very difficult and expensive to fulfill requests for A/V after the submission deadline and in the months leading up to, as well as during, the conference, so we ask that you plan in advance so that we can make your conference experience as positive as possible. Questions about AV? Contact AATSEEL's Conference Manager: aatseelconference@usc.edu