Future Centre is located in the heart of Venice, a few steps from Rialto Bridge and Mercerie, the famous calle connecting Rialto to San Marco square.

Augustinian convent annexed for centuries to the homonymous church of San Salvador, founded in the seventh century and rebuilt in 1507, after the nineteenth-century transformation in the Napoleonic, Habsburg and Savoy barracks, finally, in 1925, become the historic headquarters of our telephones company.

Sansovinian oasis of extraordinary beauty, in which you can enjoy an exhibition show or cultural event, in the refined setting of Renaissance cloisters or Refectory frescoed hall, this vibrant multi-functional and technological center is proposed as the ideal location for events, conferences, exhibitions (TI Executive Committee, ECB Executive Board, Biennale, Premio Campiello, Venice Sessions, ETSI, GSMA, Joint Research Center for Digital Humanities and Future Cities, Arte Laguna Prize, Digital Venicel, UrbanIxD, etc..), able to offer its guests the following facilities:

Download the brochure of available spaces (file .pdf - 2,83 MB)

 

VENUES AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENTS

 

REFECTORY Conference Room on Mezanine Floor
100-150 seats

Audio-video system  composed by:
- 6 cameras with output into composite video on BNC; standard definition system
- 2 projectors type SANYO PLC-XF70 from about 9000 ANSI-lumens (images projected on wall beside tapestry, also dissociated)
- 96 seats for participants, equipped with microphone, headphone jack, language channel selection
- 50/70 additional seats for participants available
- 48 LCD display (one every two seats)
- 6 Speakers amplifier .

Stage for president, moderator and speaker, with the following equipment:
- 2 seats equipped with microphone, headphone jack, language channel selection and display
- 1 desktop PC (Pentium IV L), remote controller for slides on request
- 1 video socket VGA + 1 audio mini jack to connect speaker's notebook (accepts a maximum of 1024x768 @ 60Hz)
- Internet connection for table speakers
- 1 Blu-Ray Player
- Viewer WolfVision VZ35 (Transparency and objects)
- 1 audio mixer SoundCraft
- 3 fixed Gooseneck Mics at table speakers
- 2 wireless microphones "on ice" or distributable Handheld Mics
- 4 wireless microphones "to tie" or distributable Levalier Mics
- Plexiglas Podium  with Mic on request.

Assistant Director Station for manage into Refectory Hall.
Interfacing video / audio equipment carried and managed by Services through video attacks VGA / BNC and audio connections XLR or ¼ " jack.
Lights on / off management, partializable (wall and ceiling from 1 to 7); timing of ignition or re-ignition ranging from 3 to 5 minutes.
Audio-video conferencing system Aethra AVC 8400 for PP and MP connections over ISDN and IP network Telecom / VAIONLINE.
Simultaneous translation system (1 translated  + 1 original) with 2 cabins on the first floor (requiring additional staff).
Control Room on the first floor with audio and video mixers for recording on DVD Recorder and any translation management (requiring additional staff).
All seats are equipped with power outlets with 220V.
The Refectory is under UPS.

 

FOYER of Refectory
Monumental reception normally used for attendee registration and distribution of information material.
Monitor / plasma TV connected to audio-video system to build additional capacity of Refectory.

CAVANA
Unusual venetian place for wardrobe and toilets:
- approximately 100 places for safekeeping clothes and / or luggage.
- 4 toilets for men, 2 for women and 1 for disabled guests.

 

INTERNET CAFÉ on Mezzanine Floor
Vintage design for this first Internet Point in Venice, now suitable for coffee break and lunch at buffet (till 70-90 presences).
Access near to Refectory.

 

RIALTO Meeting Room on First Floor
25 seats (green wraparound chairs)
Fixed oval table with 220V power outlets below.
Audio system (amplifier and speakers) with 1 radio microphone "on ice" and 1 tie clip.
Wall screen projector (measures 1.80 x 2.35 meters) fullHD about 2000 ansi / lumens.
Video conferencing system Tandberg Audio-MPX 550 for connections on PP Telecom network or VAIONLINE.
The room is under the UPS.

 

RIALTO Room on First Floor
8-10 seats (green wraparound chairs)
2 Square tables.
Equipped on request.

 

DE' BARBARI Conference Room on First Floor  
62 seats 
(50 removable textile chairs with armrests and flap plus 12 chairs with armrests without flap)
Speakers' table movable 0.50 x 1.80 meters with three armchairs.
Wall screen projector (measures 2.20 x 3.10 meters) 1024x768 about 2000 ansi-lumens.
Audio system (amplifier and speakers) with 1 radio microphone "on ice" and 1 tie clip.
The room is under the UPS.

 

LIBRARY Meeting Room on First Floor  
18 seats
(blu wraparound chairs)
Fixed oval table with 220V power outlets below.
Wall projector on demand, 1024x768 about 2000 ansi-lumens.
The room is under the UPS.

 

SAN MARCO Meeting Room on Second Floor 
30 seats
(black wraparound chairs)
Fixed oval table with 220V power outlets below.
Wall screen projector (measures 1.60 x 3.90 meters) fullHD about 2000 ansi-lumens.
Video conferencing system Lifesize Icon 600 for connections on PP Telecom network or VAIONLINE.
Audio system (amplifier and speakers) with 1 radio microphone "on ice" and 1 tie clip.
The room is under the UPS.

 

NETWORK CONNECTIONS 
Refectory and meeting rooms are equipped with speaker phones and may be connected to the following networks:
• WIFI-Telecom Italia Employees (laptop griffon)
• WIFI-area for guests (need account and password to buy on a specific site)
Any provisional (ADSL, ISDN, RTG, etc.) should be requested well in advance to 191.
Other requests must be valuated case by case.

 

CLOISTERS
They can be used to expand the available spaces of Refectory upon verification of the needs and weather forecasts. They are the ideal place for lunch and buffet.
Second cloister, due to the excellent acoustics, is the ideal place for music and theater events.

 

DIGITAL GALLERY 

The Digital Gallery is an exhibition room located between the two cloisters of the former convent of San Salvador.
Arranged to illustrate the infrastructure of telephone networks is also a place of temporary exhibitions on digital screens.
It offers you a true voyage in the network to discover the structure, the equipment, the technologies used, something that is usually hidden to our perception.  It is a voyage that begins in the central office to move underground and then surface to enter into our home.
Digital screens in the room are also digital space for temporary exhibitions, consisting of images, videos or even true virtual works, interactive and interconnected. It’s an ideal place for those who want to expose content and works with innovative communication solutions.
Equipped with 1 PC with vertical HD Monitor 70", 1 PC with vertical Smart Tv 50" and 3 PCs with horizontal HD Monitor 40", with Internet access.

 

EXHIBITION ROOM

Room for exhibitions, divided into two unequal parts.

Equipped with PC, screen projector and Internet access.

 

 

MOBILE EQUIPMENT

1 Radio Microphone with mixer, amplifier and speakers.

4 Smart TV 50"