One of New England’s most comprehensive sources for theatrical lighting and effects. ALPS has earned an excellent reputation in the industry for the diverse and vast inventory, but also for the outstanding staff support system. SPS uses ALPS often for getting the very best lighting options at a reasonable price.
Don’t be fooled by the word “photo”. B&H has a huge inventory of video, audio, computer, & lighting equipment at very reasonable prices, wonderful customer service, and some magical delivery that gets your order to you FAST!
BL&S provides a huge inventory of sound, projection, and digital cinema equipment for events large and small.
Great on-line vendor of production supplies.
Hardware supplier with a theatrical twist that is local (21 Drydock Ave, Boston). Great for those times when you just can’t wait for delivery.
SPS frequently works with Audio Spectrum, Boston’s premier audio sound reinforcement solutions company, for audio rentals and purchases.
A full service entertainment and marketing production company that rents lighting and audio equipment.
New England’s Largest Film, Television & Performance Lighting Vendor
Did you know that SPS is part of Events & Conferences? This department also includes Reservations & Sales, Tsai Performance Center, and the Summer Conference Housing program. They have a whole staff of event planners so if you absolutely don’t know where to go, try them. Of course, I bet the SAO Activities Consultants would be jealous you didn’t go to them first.
We encourage all groups to plan their upcoming event with the SAO Activities Consultants. They are your BEST resource for how to get things done at BU! All events are now planned (and requests sent to SPS) using OrgSync.
It’s hard to keep track of what’s in each BU classrooms, but this website is a great resource to jog our memories. It has a basic inventory of all Registrar classrooms, their capacities, and AV equipment. Note that proprietary classrooms, labs, and non-academic spaces are not listed here, but that doesn’t take away from how much good information this site has.
What’s not to love about the Dean of Students? They work all day to make your BU experience a good one!
25Live is BU’s room scheduling system. For student groups, you will have a designed person who will be trained and have access to reserve space on behalf of your organization. (Recommended browsers for 25Live are Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.) Reservations & Sales is also a division of Events & Conferences.
Well, if you are having your event at Tsai, you won’t need SPS services as they have an in-house tech staff, but we’re all part of the same production family from Events & Conferences so we had to mention them. And they are always happy to provide guidance to students about upcoming events. If you are interested in renting the Tsai for your event, they start booking in February for the next academic year so make your request early! Dates fill up fast there.
The IS&T website is a great source of information geared directly at the BU community, with how-to guides, training, and learning & event technology information. Whether you are trying to connect your phone to the BU network or learn how to build a WordPress website (like this one), you will find a wealth of knowledge on their site.