AV/Technical Services



Our Technical Services team provides audio, visual, lighting expertise and equipment for events ranging from small conferences to large theatrical productions with modern equipment for every need, including but not limited to microphones, projectors, laptop computers and stage lighting. 

We also provide a full suite of services to enable virtual events & conferences to support physical distancing and to reach a broader audience. 

A DJ performing at Lerner Hall
Request AV/Technical Services

This option is for guests or Columbia affiliates without an Event Management System (EMS) AccountIf you'd also like a quote on reserving event space at Columbia, complete our general Request A Quote form.

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Columbia Affiliates with an EMS Account should submit requests through EMS.

Visit Faculty House Website

Faculty House is a Columbia Event Management venue, but has a separate reservations team, catering and technical services. Visit the Faculty House website to see all the possibilities.

We're here and ready to support your virtual events.


As the world has changed Technical Services has changed with it. We offer a wide range of services from completely virtual conferences, to hybrid events (a mix of remote and live elements,) to hosting Zoom meetings and webinars.

Safely host your event from home or from one of our venues with LiveStreaming services from Event Management. Submit our Request a Quote form and we'll contact you to discuss your needs and provide solutions.



Our team of experienced lighting and sound engineers is ready to start making your ideas a reality. In addition to our own services, we can connect you with Columbia's award-winning information technology team for computer networking services, and one or more of our trusted and skilled partner vendors if you'll need photography or videography services.

In addition to more traditional audio visual needs, we have brought together the skills and expertise of our team and the latest technologies to ensure that we are prepared to enable your guests to celebrate your special day or for your audience to hear your important message regardless of location, physical or virtual.

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Bill Gates & Warren Buffett presenting as part of a panel at the World Leaders Forum

Bill Gates & Warren Buffett presenting as part of a panel at the World Leaders Forum here at Columbia.




Whether you're hosting an intimate performance, a seminar for 30 attendees, a lecture to 1,000, or broadcasting to tens of thousands, we have the technology and expertise to meet your needs.


Our team can provide equipment and support to events across the entire campus, not only within our own venues, but others on campus too, as well as virtual platforms.

Illuminate the Night
Illuminate the Night
Reach Your Audience
Reach Your Audience
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg speaks to Columbia Alumni.
Make an Impact
Dance the night away
Dance the Night Away

Technical Services Information & Policies

Please make sure to review the following information related to our technical services.

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Technical Services Late Orders & Cancellations Policy

Our policy regarding late orders, cancellations, which may result associated fees and delays that can impact your event success and budget.

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Technical Services Pricing for Student Events

These pricing guidelines apply to Student Events only. Faculty, staff, and outside guests will receive a customized price quote based on the services requested.