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Forum Room

The Forum Room is available to members of the Northwestern community for computer and multimedia presentations and other special programs. It is not available for use as a regularly scheduled classroom, for events that do not require the use of audiovisual or computer equipment at each session or for events that charge admission.

Room description & equipment

Classroom interior
A view of the Forum Room from the back.
Classroom interior
A view of the Forum Room from the front.
Hallway interior
The approach to the Mitchell Multimedia Center's Forum Room.

Seats 67 people

Audiovisual equipment

The Forum Room is equipped with a fixed 7-foot screen. Most of the AV equipment listed below is remotely operated from the presentation desk at the front of the room:

  • Region-free Blu-ray deck that scales to DVD
  • 1/2" VHS Videotape
  • Laserdisc
  • CD Audio
  • Digital ceiling-mounted projector
  • Slide Projector

Computer equipment

  • The Forum Room houses a Dell Optiplex 7010 computer: 3.0 GB; 3.40 GHz.
  • Flash drives are accepted in both the front of the computer, on the presentation desk's flash cable, and on the monitor.
  • Wireless keyboard, mouse, and pointer
  • The room is equipped with an NEC digital projector that can connect to any laptop or desktop computer (PC or Macintosh).  It is recommended that users with current Macintosh laptop models bring their own adaptors.

Software on Dell Optiplex 7010 computer  

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • RealPlayer; QuickTime; Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • Web-based video conferencing
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer; Firefox, Chrome

Miscellaneous equipment

  • 2 dry white boards at the front of the room
  • Intercom phone connected to the Multimedia Center service counter
  • Lighting controls from the front and back of the room
  • Dolby Surround Sound speaker system

Schedule the room

Contact Mitchell Multimedia Center staff in advance at 847-491-7770 or at nulmedia@northwestern.edu from Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. The room can also be scheduled through the Microsoft Outlook Calendar. At this time, you should also:

  • Reserve laserdisc screenings
  • Specify what media you will need (Blu-ray/DVD, VHS or computer projection)
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