When possible, and with the permission of the speaker(s), the Lectures Program makes an audio recording or media stream of its events available online. The Lectures Program does not currently provide live streaming or webcasts.

To access a recording, use the Search function to find the presentation of interest. Click on the lecture description to go to the page for that event. If a recoding is available, you will see a "Podcast" icon and link in the lower right-hand corner. Some speakers choose to limit use to Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students. Users will be prompted to enter their Iowa State University Net-ID and password to access these podcasts. Some podcasts from 2006 to 2013 are restricted to campus use only. These recordings are accessible only on a computer with an Iowa State University IP address.

Audio files for lectures taped before January 2006 are not available on this site. Those lectures can be accessed through the Parks Library University Archives. A list of available, unrestricted recordings for events between 1970 and 2006 is available here: Unrestricted recordings by date. This list includes speakers cosponsored by the Committee on Lectures, World Affairs Series (formerly the Institute on World Affairs), and National Affairs Series (formerly the Institute on National Affairs). It is not a comprehensive list of events sponsored by these groups.


Recording Services

The Lectures Program routinely records the events it cosponsors and, with the speaker's permission, makes the recording available from its website. Presenters will be asked to return a signed copy of the Recodingn Authorization Form in advance of the event when possible. For events held in the Memorial Union ballrooms, Lectures uses Panopto lecture-capture software and mounted cameras to record and synchronize audio and visual elements, including slides and/or video. A portable lecture-capture unit is available for use in other rooms in the Memorial Union.

The Lectures Program assists with arrangements for professional videography upon request. The cost of video taping services varies by provider and is the responsibility of the hosting group. Advance scheduling is required.