McNamara Named Best High-Tech Venue

With its built-in custom AV, McNamara Alumni Center is an ideal Minneapolis conference center. Memorial Hall offers two 32,000 lumen laser projectors and two built-in screens, superior to any in the Twin Cities. The Johnson Great Room is our largest private meeting room with built-in AV, satellite TV, and two-way audio and video conferencing capabilities. Both rooms also support add-on services such as webinars, teleconferencing, and audio/video recording. A podium with microphone, handheld wireless microphone, wireless lapel microphone, wireless Internet and built-in screen and projector are included in the room rental of most of our ten rooms.

Onsite AV Technicians

McNamara’s onsite AV technicians are experts in the field. Wil has been with the university for 6 years and brings great experience in the areas of video, audio, streaming and even lighting. When hired by you, our AV technician is dedicated to your event and is responsible for the overall facilitation of McNamara-owned AV equipment, including screen and projectors, podiums, microphones, and more. For larger productions, his primary responsibility is operating the sound board.

Free Wireless Internet

Free wireless internet is provided throughout McNamara Alumni Center by the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology. You can access this by selecting the "UofM Guest Network" and approve the terms of servcie that appear in your internet browser. No password is required.


Virtual and Hybrid Meeting & Event Solutions

McNamara Alumni Center works with a variety of vendors and personnel to produce high-quality web conferencing and live video presentations for your event. Please inquire with a McNamara Event Coordinator about these options or reference the links below.

McNamara Virtual Streaming Services: McNamara’s Sony PTZ camera and streaming devices are available for rent to broadcast a meeting to a virtual audience. A McNamara AV tech will operate the equipment. For more complex streaming needs, we’ll coordinate with our virtual streaming partners.

McNamara Streaming & Videography Partners: Full service streaming and/or video production and videographer services include IMAG (Image Magnification) and multi-camera set-ups.

U of MN Video Event Onsite Support: Available to university clients only, this department provides support and technical assistance to broadcast your event over the internet using a variety of web conferencing solutions. Contact the Video and Conferencing Services team.

Building Overflow Feed

McNamara has the capability to feed any audio/video content originating from Memorial Hall or University Hall to other breakout spaces on the first floor. This method is helpful for looping sponsor logos, event-wide announcements, or feeding live video into an overflow room which allows you to increase the capacity of your event audience.

Conference and Gala AV Packages

We know audio visual and technology components can be complex, especially for conferences and galas. In order to simplify your planning and create an impressive result for your guests, select one of our customized AV packages.


AV Items We Rent

Our AV technicians can help you sort out all of your equipment needs, starting with the items we rent.