2017 IFD&TC AV Information

2017 IFD&TC AV Information

Each break out room will have:

  • a laptop
  • a podium
  • a 7 x 13 screen
  • a sound connection to the laptop to allow sounds within presentation to be played on the in-room sound system (some rooms will be outfitted with speakers for this purpose)

Q: Can I load software on the conference laptop?
A: No. The conference laptops can accept PowerPoint files and Adobe files ONLY. No software can be loaded on the conference laptops. If a presenter needs to use software other than PowerPoint or Adobe, the presenter’s laptop or facilitator’s laptop will need to be swapped out for the conference laptop.

If you need to switch the laptop for your session from the conference laptop to the presenter or facilitator’s laptop, let Julie Brown (julieb@rand.org) know the session number (such as Session 3A, found on the program at https://ifdtc.org/program-all/), to arrange for AV support for the laptop transfer.

Q: Can I connect my Mac to the conference projector for my presentation?
A: Yes. The conference facility will have adapters available. If a presenter needs to connect a Mac to the projector, let Julie Brown (julieb@rand.org) know the session number (such as Session 3A, found on the program at https://ifdtc.org/program-all/), to arrange for an adapter from the AV support team.

Q: Can I access the Internet from the conference laptop?
A: No. The conference laptops have PowerPoint and Adobe software ONLY. No browser application or other software is available, and conference rooms do not have Wi-Fi. For more information, the facilitator should contact Julie Brown (julieb@rand.org) as soon as possible. For presenters who wish to display a web page during their presentation, we recommend including screen shots of the web page as a slide in their presentation as the most reliable way to do so.

The Tech Showcase is the one exception and limited WiFi will be available for this session. If you have not yet let Julie Brown know that you require WiFi for your Tech Showcase demo, please contact her as soon as possible.