# Home and presenting institutes in Beamer

In my first slide, I want the name of my home university, which I can get by using \institute command. I also want the name of the institute of the university where I am presenting.

Is there a neat way to make both appear? The former also appears as an abbreviation in all slides, but the latter is restricted to the first slide.

• Where do you want the abbreviation of the second university to appear in other slides? And which theme are you using? – Herr K. Oct 9 '15 at 16:46
• Sometimes the \date command is 'misused for this – user31729 Oct 9 '15 at 16:48
• @ChristianHupfer: So no neat way available? – Bravo Oct 9 '15 at 16:51
• You can redefine the titlepage/maketitle command and define a command \university which works like the institute command and puts the university above or below the institute. Would this be overkill for your needs? – user49901 Oct 9 '15 at 16:55
• @Bravo: neat is not uniquely defined ;-) – user31729 Oct 9 '15 at 16:55

Quick and dirty method: Use the \date{...} command.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{AnnArbor}

\title{How not to be seen}

\author{Python Monty}

\institute{\inst{1}{Ministry of Silly Walks}}
\date{\today\par Talk held at Mr. Gumby Road 123 Lake Tahoe}
\begin{document}
\frame{\titlepage}

\end{document}


• Thanks. I want a bit more space between the lines. How do I get it? Repeating \par? – Bravo Oct 9 '15 at 17:20
• @Bravo Add a skip. Use the optional argument too: \date[\today]{\today\par\bigskip Talk held at Mr. Gumby Road 123 Lake Tahoe} so the additional information won't go into an eventual footline. – Gonzalo Medina Oct 9 '15 at 18:15
• @GonzaloMedina: Thanks for answering ;-) – user31729 Oct 9 '15 at 18:49
• @Bravo: No, repeated \par commands have no effect. Do as Gonzalo Medina suggested or use a skip of your own \vskip\baselineskip` etc. – user31729 Oct 9 '15 at 18:51
• Upvoted just because of the Monty Python referece! – Andreï Kostyrka Apr 27 '18 at 9:30