Meeting and event spaces

Ca’ Foscari offers its venues, true historical, artistic, cultural and architectural “gems” in the heart of Venice, to external bodies and institutions. The Aula Mario Baratto, the Auditorium Santa Margherita and other locations may become the ideal setting for cultural, scientific, teaching events as well as for courses, press conferences, formal dinners,  conventions and corporate or private events.

University spaces are available for hire by both University groups and external users on weekdays and/or public holidays, including evenings for one or multiple days. It is possible to combine the hire and use of more than one venue to better satisfy event and activity needs.

Check out our photo gallery with vintage pictures of our venues from 1868 onwards.

Characteristics of the spaces

Information on availability and fees

Visit the webpage Conferences and exhibitions page [ITA] on the website of Ca’ Foscari University Foundation for information about services related to exhibitions and events planning and managing, and about other uses of the university exhibition spaces.

Technical assistance

Classrooms

Assistance in the use of multimedia equipment in classrooms is carried out by the university concierge/entrance lobby staff. The staff on duty will point you to the classroom and provide basic assistance in switching on and preparing the classroom equipment which you will be then be managing on your own.
For access to the University's Wi-fi network please see the University Wi-fi network page.

Who can use the classrooms’ computers:

  • full, emeritus, honorary, associate, contract and external lecturers and professors, visiting professors;
  • foreign language assistants (CEL);
  • researchers, PhD students, research fellows, tutors and teaching assistants;
  • all other categories of staff, provided they request it via ticket > "Supporto alla didattica" (teaching support) specifying date and time of use;
  • external users who explicitly request the use of the computer when booking the classroom through the Venue Management Unit.

If you are NOT a member of Ca’ Foscari faculty or staff
To request support by one or more specialised technicians from the external tech service company, please contact the external tech service asking for a quote (see below, Contacts and costs). Please cc in your message the person in charge of multimedia equipment in the classrooms:  marco.simeoni@unive.it.

If you are a member of Ca’ Foscari faculty or staff
To request support by one or more specialised technicians from the contracted external tech service, please contact directly the external tech service describing what you need and asking for a quote (see Contacts and Costs). Once you have approved their quote via email, forward it to the person in charge of multimedia equipment in the classrooms ( marco.simeoni@unive.it) who will then liaise with the external tech service.

Contacts and costs
The only external tech service contracted to assist with events taking place at Ca’ Foscari is:
Eurotecnica Salmaso Srl - ref. Paola Salmaso
via Lussemburgo angolo Regione Veneto, 35127 Padova
tel. + 39 049 760 348 - fax + 39 049 870 1638
 info@eurotecnicasalmaso.com -  paola@eurotecnicasalmaso.com

The cost for a technician, as per existing contract, is 35.90€/hour + VAT, to be paid by the applicant.

Venues

Events that do not require any technical assistance: when no special technical assistance is required, concierge/entrance lobby staff will take care of switching on the lights and turning on the multimedia system. They will also show you how the microphones work, check that they function properly and that their batteries are charged.
At Auditorium Danilo Mainardi, Auditorium Santa Margherita, Aula Magna Guido Cazzavillan and Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, in addition to switching on the multimedia system and microphones, the concierge/entrance lobby staff will also be in charge of switching on and off all the lights in the venue.
For access to the University's Wi-fi network please see the University Wi-fi network page.

Access to the laptops in the official University venues is reserved

  • to all University members of staff with a valid @unive.it account;
  • external users who have explicitly requested access to the computer when reserving a venue through the Venue Management Unit.

The following venues:

are equipped with a streaming encoder (the SMP 351® by Extron®) which, connected to the room's audiovisual system, allows you to stream instantly on a YouTube channel. Streaming on other platforms is also possible, but in this case requests must be made at least 5 days in advance to allow set up.

Only a few institutional events of general interest for the entire Ca’ Foscari community (e.g.: Inauguration of the Academic Year), selected by the Communication and Institutional Promotion Office or by the Rector's and Director General's Secretariat are streamed on the University's "Youcafoscari" YouTube channel and on other University's official YouTube channels. Events taking place at Ca’ Foscari will not be live streamed on external Youtube channels and social platforms.

The University reserves the possibility of using university videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom or G Meet with the support of technicians from the Multimedia Unit of the IT office (and therefore without additional costs), only on working days and in the following cases:

  • when one or more expected speakers cannot make it to the event (this must be communicated at least 3 working days in advance);
  • when a sign language or other language interpreter is involved online.

For other reasons and on public holidays (including Saturdays), it is not possible to request the assistance of an in-house technician. Please take particular note of the following:

  • when using Aula Angelo Antonio Orio Gabriele Zanetto, Sala Marino Berengo and Sala Giovanni Morelli: you are allowed to set up and manage your own video conference, using the audio from the microphone system and the camera on the speakers' table (the University does not guarantee perfect audio and video quality);
  • when using Auditorium Danilo Mainardi, Auditorium Santa Margherita, Aula Mario Baratto, Aula Magna Guido Cazzavillan and Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, you are not allowed to set up and manage your own video conference, and you must request tech support from the external company contracted to assist with the University events. Costs will be on the organiser of the event (see below, Requesting external assistance).

If you are NOT a member of Ca’ Foscari faculty or staff
To request support by one or more specialised technicians from the external tech service company, please contact the external tech service asking for a quote (see below Contacts and costs). Please cc in your message the person in charge of multimedia equipment in the classrooms:  luca.pietrini@unive.it.

If you are a member of Ca’ Foscari faculty or staff
To request support by one or more specialised technicians from the contracted external tech service, please contact directly the external tech service describing what you need and asking for a quote (see below Contacts and Costs). Once you have approved their quote via email, forward it to the person in charge of multimedia equipment in the classrooms ( luca.pietrini@unive.it) who will then liaise with the external tech service.

Contacts and costs
The only external tech service contracted to assist with events taking place at Ca’ Foscari is:
Eurotecnica Salmaso Srl - ref. Paola Salmaso
via Lussemburgo angolo Regione Veneto, 35127 Padua (Italy)
tel. + 39 049 760 348 - fax + 39 049 870 1638
 info@eurotecnicasalmaso.com -  paola@eurotecnicasalmaso.com

The cost for a technician, as per existing contract, is 35.90€/hour + VAT, to be paid by the applicant.

Downloads

Regulations and recap tables

Forms and declarations

Last update: 09/04/2024