UC Berkeley Events on YouTube

Events on YouTube Support

Berkeley AV manages the UC Berkeley Events YouTube Channel, which includes a catalog of thousands of UC Berkeley sponsored event lectures, colloquia, and seminars.  Our channel is a powerful distribution platform that welcomes thousands of subscribers and millions of visitors each year.  By selecting Berkeley AV to record and publish your event, you benefit from a seamless process from start to finish.  Our fine-tuned production workflow enables us to publish events within 24 hours if necessary, and our standard turnaround for most events is about 5-7 days.  Use our online form to get a quote for your event, or contact us directly to discuss the details of your project.

Once your project is underway, we will need your help to complete the publishing process. Here are the two required steps:

(1) MEDIA RELEASES - Submit copies of all signed media releases from your event.  Documents may be emailed as attachments to media.releases@media.berkeley.edu.  Please indicate the 6-digit Berkeley AV order number on the fax cover sheet or in your email subject heading.

(2) PUBLISHING AGREEMENT - Submit your intent to publish using the appropriate online publishing form.  Please do not complete this form until all media releases have been submitted.  You will be asked for the 6-digit Berkeley AV order number when completing this form.   You must log in using your CalNet ID - please log out of all other Google accounts before attempting to access this form!

Content published to the UC Berkeley Events YouTube Channel is recorded, edited, and processed by Berkeley AV.  However, any authorized faculty or staff member may publish their own content to a departmental YouTube account. University policies regarding copyright and accessibility apply to these accounts as well. The bConnected and YouTube sites provide more information on setting up departmental accounts and publishing videos to YouTube.

Useful video conference resources

Videoconference Facilities On Campus



Contact Info


Sutardja Dai Hall

 UC Berkeley

(510) 643-7962


Room Reservations

Things to Consider

Things to consider When Videoconferencing:

  • Where on campus will you be located?
  • How many participants/presenters will at the campus location?
  • How many remote sites are connecting?
  • Will there be audio and video interaction between all sites?
  • Which sites have computer presentations?
  • Do you need an interactive whiteboard?
  • Are movies or video clips being played in the presentations?
  • Are the far sites on hard wired networks?
  • When can we schedule a test with the far sites? ETS requires a test with the far sites prior to the date of the event.
  • Will the videoconference be live streamed to the web?
  • Do you want a recording of the videoconference?
  • Which connection methods do the far sites support?
  • Do the far sites want to see the presenters or the audience?
  • What is the best location of the camera (looking into the lens) and microphone?
  • What is the time difference?
  • Is there a telephone available as a backup?

Common Uses

Common uses of videoconferencing technology:

  • Distance learning
  • Guest lecturers
  • Job interviews
  • Remote collaborations
  • Administrative meetings
  • Grant proposals
  • Going Green: UC Berkeley strives to be an environmentally sustainable campus. While videoconferencing technology can save you time and money, it can also help to reduce the campus' environmental impact caused by long distance travel.

Best Practices

Best Practices:

  • Do not rely on wireless networks.
  • Run only the applications needed during the conference.
  • Have phone numbers for the technicians at the far sites.
  • Forward computer presentations to the far site in case there is a problem with the web conferencing screen-sharing feature.