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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

Technical Support Rates

The Humphrey School Conference Center is able to provide experienced technical support for events occurring within the Conference Center facilities, other venues on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, or at off- campus venues.

Experienced staff support technical and equipment needs, including sound amplification, use of LCD projectors, audio or video recording and duplication, and on-site support for your event at other locations.

Rates and equipment fees (those not included as a part of the space rental fee) are listed below.

Audiovisual options in the auditorium:
Included with the auditorium rental are podium with microphone on stage, LCD projector, screen, and house audio system.

Additional AV fees may include:

  • Technician: $65/hour
  • Laptop: $65
  • Lapel microphone: $50
  • Tabletop microphone: $15
  • CD recorder with analog backup: $85
  • Studio lighting: $100

Advanced video recording options in the auditorium:
The auditorium features advanced video recording, lighting, and sound systems ready for use at any event. Video recordings use three cameras that allow our technicians to focus on speakers, pan the audience, and integrate PowerPoint presentations into the video. Video recording includes three video cameras, studio lighting, DVD recorder, and one DVD.

  • 3-camera package: $500. Includes three video cameras, studio lighting, MP4 or DVD recording, analog backup and one flash drive or DVD.
  • Additional flash drive or DVD: $20

Audiovisual options in the atrium:

  • Technician: $65/hour (fee not charged if technician is also assisting in auditorium)
  • Sound system: $140 (Podium/microphone, mix amp, 2 speakers)
  • Laptop: $65
  • LCD projector: $150 or $250, depending on model
  • Portable screen: $20

Audiovisual options in the Humphrey Forum:
Included with Humphrey Forum rental are a 65'' LCD flat screen monitor with computer hookup for showing films or displaying PowerPoint presentations, podium/microphone, sound system and lapel microphone

  • Technician: $65/hour
  • Laptop: $65
  • Tabletop microphone: $15 each plus $90.00 additional required sound equipment fee.
  • Additional lapel microphone (one lapel microphone is included with rental of the space): $50

The Conference Center can arrange for other requested items it does not own at additional cost. Direct any questions regarding technical support to Gary