The Charles-Lynch Room offers the following:
-telephone conferencing equipment
-projector and screen
-television monitors to view DVDs
-audio and videotaping of your event (upon request)
-green room for privacy prior to the start of event
-note that this room is not equipped for simultaneous interpretation
-a moderator is not supplied and is not permitted
-there is no charge to use this facility.
Rules for the Charles-Lynch Room:
No materials can be placed on the front stage, e.g. posters, maps. They must be set-up on easels and placed on the floor next to the stage.
Only seven people, including the main speakers, are allowed in the Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room.
All seating in the Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room is reserved for journalists and others who are accredited by the Press Gallery. Officials, staff or interest groups connected with the news conference are asked to stand near the back of the room.
The person responsible for organizing the news conference must pick up access passes from the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery office at
607-150 Wellington Street and distribute them at their discretion. A Press Gallery staff member will collect the passes prior to the start of the press conference.
Hosts are reminded that opening statements should total 5 minutes, and that press conferences should last no longer than 30 minutes.
Through an arrangement with the Parliamentary Television Network, all news conferences held in the Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room are broadcast live on Channel 43 or 107 of the PTN system. A monitor is available for viewing on the 1st Floor of the National Press Building for use by staff not permitted in room 130-S during the news conference.