Audio-Visual Equipment

The Medieval Institute provides audio-visual equipment for sessions of the International Congress on Medieval Studies on the campus of Western Michigan University if requested by a participant on or before Sept. 15. Late equipment requests can rarely be accommodated.

Please note that computers are not provided for Congress presentations. Speakers who wish to make presentations involving a computer are expected to bring their own laptops or to arrange with the session’s organizer or another colleague for the use of a computer.

Data Projector Specifications

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HDMI cable

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VGA cable

Data projectors are present in Congress meeting rooms only for those sessions for which they have been requested. They have VGA and HDMI connections and support 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) resolutions. We encourage you to test your laptop with a projector using a VGA or HDMI connection before coming to the congress.

Most Mac users and any laptop user without a VGA or HDMI terminal will need to bring an adapter for the VGA or HDMI connection. All laptop users will need to bring power cords. Most of those coming from outside North America will need a plug adapter (although probably not a converter, since most laptops are designed to work with a wide range of voltage and frequency). Electrical current in the United States is 120 volts/60 Hz.

Internet Access

Instructions to obtain access to WMU’s wireless network are included in registration packets. Those planning to use the internet during their presentations or to attend virtual or hybrid sessions will need to log onto the WMU Guest network on their laptops and other devices in advance of the session. Wireless access is available throughout the campus, indoors and out.

Other Equipment

Document cameras, DVD players, Blu-ray players, audio CD players and whiteboards are also available.

Audio-Visual Assistance

Audio-visual equipment assistance is available when sessions are running.