A-V Meeting Policy and Tips
Preparing for Your Presentation
Speaker tips and information
Ordering Extra Equipment
Email AVMG to rent extra equipment.
Audio-Visual Hot Lines
Phones in the convention center corridors link directly to the A-V office. If you have an A-V problem, call the A-V office.
APS Meeting Audio-Visual Policy
To ensure professional and smoothly-run meetings, American Physical Society has established an Audio-Visual (A-V) policy.
Using Vendor Supplied Equipment
In keeping with our legally binding contract with our A-V vendor, AVMG, speakers are not permitted to bring their own projection equipment for use at the meeting.
Renting Additional Equipment
Any additional A-V equipment must be rented by the speaker directly through AVMG. You can order equipment prior meetings by emailing AVMG. You can also contact AVMG at the meeting in the A-V office.
You are responsible for the cost of renting any additional A-V equipment.
Provided Audio-Visual Equipment
The standard A-V meeting package available in each session room includes:
- LCD projector
- Overhead projector
- Laser pointer
- Lapel microphone
Tips for Giving an LCD Projector Presentation
The responsibility for a smooth, technically trouble-free presentation ultimately rests with you, the presenter.
Session Time Table is Strictly Adhered To
The abstract presentation schedule is rigidly maintained. Connect your laptop to the LCD projector before your session so you do not waste time setting up. NOTE: For presenting contributed (12 minute) talks most easily, APS recommends not using LCD projectors.
Setting Up Your LCD Presentation
APS is not responsible for the security of personal laptop computers and equipment.
- Bring your own laptop computer, power cord, and any proprietary cords required for your computer—particularly if you have a brand new computer. MAC users, please bring your own VGA Adapter.
- APS does not provide presentation software. Necessary software needs to be installed on your laptop.
- Visit the APS Speaker Ready Room before your session to test your presentation. If you have difficulties, consult with the AVMG technicians.
- Arrive at your session room 10 minutes early to connect your laptop to the LCD projector. Leave your computer turned on and ready to go.
- Use the lavaliere microphone properly: place the microphone 6" below your chin. (Often, reported microphone "problems" are merely a matter of having the lapel microphone placed too close or too far from the speaker's mouth.)
- If giving a visual presentation is critical, bring back-up vu-graph or overhead transparency sheets in case there are set-up difficulties with the LCD equipment.
- Stop speaking when the session Chair asks you to and remove your computer and equipment.
- When you leave the session, take your laptop, accessories, and papers with you.