Audiovisual and Internet Options

At Your Panel

In panel rooms, ISA will provide the following:

  • LCD Projector
  • Laptop Computer (Windows-based)
  • Adobe PDF Reader and Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 2010) software

Get help using the laptop, Powerpoint and Adobe Reader

Software capabilities are limited to Powerpoint reader and Adobe reader ONLY. The reader software can accommodate presentations created in Microsoft or Mac formats. Presenters will not be able to use their own laptop computers since the audio visual setups in the meeting rooms MUST NOT be changed in any way. Presenters must bring their Powerpoint or Adobe presentations on a flash drive and insert the flash drive into the ISA netbook computer at the start of the presentation.

Please note: Audio, internet, DVD drives/players, and overhead projectors are NOT provided by ISA. Additional services can be purchased by individuals (at own cost).

Purchase Internet for Your Panel

Additional services (beyond those listed above) can be purchased from the hotels by individuals at their own cost. Order forms will be available online by early October 2018.

WiFi Access and Limitations for #ISA2019

ISA is very pleased to announce that in addition to providing wifi in the Exhibit Hall, we will also be providing basic internet access in all meeting rooms in Toronto.  Wifi will allow for email checking and light web browsing from personal devices.  The only areas that will support streaming are the Exhibit Hall and Cyber Cafe during the hours they are open. If you have prearranged using video or web connections, the internet will be strong enough for those events.

VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the internet service in meeting rooms does not support remote video use, like Skype or Facetime. Neither ISA nor its AV partners provide support, sound, microphones, etc. for any sort of video conferencing capabilities under any circumstances. The band-width of the in-house wifi cannot accommodate video.  If an AV tech is asked for support of streaming video (or anything else outside our contract), they will, on the spot, ask for payment from that individual.  
ISA is grateful to Oxford University Press and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University for co-sponsoring this new basic wifi offering for our attendees. The code to access WiFi at the ISA 2019 Convention is "isa2019" (all lowercase).
Additionally, ISA has a few laptops available across from the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton. Pay-for-use workstations are available in the business centers of the Hilton and Sheraton hotels. To purchase or use internet in your guestroom, follow the instructions posted in your room. Note that guestroom internet does not transfer to the meeting spaces.

At Your Hotel

Each hotel provides limited internet and printing options for guests and attendees. Check with your hotel for options.

At Your Meeting, Reception or Workshop

For security reasons, laptop computers and LCD projectors will be removed from all meeting rooms immediately upon conclusion of each day's panels. Equipment will be secured during the lunch hour. If AV equipment is needed for evening functions or affiliate workshops, please be sure to indicate this in the application form when arranging meeting options. Rental charges may apply.

Notes for Specialty Programs

ISA Research Grant Workshops

Each Research Grant Workshop's AV arrangement is determined during the initial application process and approved by the Research and Workshop Grants Committee. Please contact Lembe Tiky with questions about your specific workshop.

Innovative Panels

Each innovative panel's arrangement is determined during the initial scheduling phase. Please contact Lembe Tiky with questions about your specific innovative panel. Any equipment or technical support beyond what ISA provides (including adapters), will be the sole financial responsibility of the Innovative Panel Chair and/or Section.

WiFi in the Exhibit Hall

ISA is pleased to offer complimentary WiFi at the Sheraton in the Exhibit Hall area (Grand Ballroom and Grand Ballroom Foyer) during normal Exhibit Hall Hours!


Have questions about A/V or interest in purchasing additional services?

Email Jeanne