FAQs and Tips for Using A/V

What A/V does each conference room include?

Each meeting room at the Marriott Albuquerque is equipped with an LCD projector, screen, and speakers. Free wifi is also available, and you can find the wifi password at the registration desk.

Can I play video clips, music, a PowerPoint or Prezi, etc?

Yes.  However, in case there are wifi issues, we recommend saving/downloading everything to your laptop/tablet in advance – rather than planning to stream files from the web or the cloud.  Services like http://keepvid.com/ and http://savefrom.net/ can download videos from websites such as YouTube.

If you need to play a file from a CD or DVD, you will need to make sure the laptop you bring has a CD/DVD drive.  Alternately, you can upload the file in advance. The AV team will not be able to provide CD or DVD players.

Older formats (such as VHS tapes, cassettes, and slides) can often be converted to CD, DVD, or digital files – either for a fee or through your school’s media or IT department. You may want to consider this option in advance, if warranted.

In case your tech does not work correctly, we strongly encourage you to create a presentation that the audience will still understand and enjoy without the accompanying multimedia.

What do I need to bring to utilize the A/V?

You will need to provide your own laptop, tablet, or presentation-capable smartphone.  Depending on your brand or model, you will need to bring an appropriate VGA or HDMI adapter to connect your device to the LCD projector.  You can order these adapters online or from various chain stores. (The Marriott’s A/V service provider is not responsible for supplying these.)

We recommend that you consult with your school’s media or IT department to verify which adapter to bring – or check your device’s user manual or the manufacturer’s website.