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. 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:

  • LCD projector and setup (e.g., screen, power supply, connection support, etc.)
  • 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 if audio is required)

At the next AATSEEL Conference in Washington, DC (February 1-4, 2018), 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 is not able to provide laptop computers.

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 and LCD projector and laptop speakers.

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

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