Information for Speakers

Audio Visual Equipment

Conference presentation rooms will be equipped with:

  • Large screen and video projector.
    Projectors in the General Session have a native resolution of 1280x1024 with a maximum interpolated resolution of 1600x1200.
    Projectors in the breakout rooms have a native resolution of 1024x768 with a maximum resolution of 1280x1024.
  • NTSC VHS deck.
  • DVD player (stand-alone, not PC-based).
  • Switched connections for portable laptops.
  • Standalone Windows XP SP2 PC (with Internet connection) with
    • Microsoft Office Pro 2000.
    • 2.0 GHz P4s, 512M RAM.
    • CD-ROM drive.
    • OEM graphics.
    • USB2 ports.
    • Acrobat Reader.

Presenters are encouraged to bring their own laptop (with video adapter if your laptop does not have standard HD15 connector) for panels, papers and presentations. For speakers not bringing their own laptops, the best options for basic Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are to bring along a portable USB drive or burn the presentation file onto a CD along with any necessary software plug-ins. Time will be available the evening previous to your presentation to load your presentation onto the actual PC you will be using, with time to check for any movie/sound link issues. A switchbox will be available at each lectern for multiple machine connections. Please email Hank Kaczmarski ( with any special equipment or software requests.

Speaker's Prep Room Equipment:

The speaker's prep room will have a desktop machine configured exactly like the presentation machines with the addition of a CD burner. A small LCD projector will be in the room for testing your laptop's video output. We encourage you to test your presentation material with this equipment a day prior to your presentation. We will have wired and wireless Internet access in the speaker prep room and hope to have printer availability nearby.

Contact: Hank Kaczmarski ( with any equipment requests or questions. We will do everything possible to accommodate a presenter's individual needs.

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