Most "versatile" resolution for multiple end-users?

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Is anyone familiar enough with projectors to recommend a good and balanced resolution for videos to be most likely to display well, regardless of the projector being used?
I'm currently tasked with creating a short video presentation that will be used by a couple dozen different individuals before their professional education classes.
After collecting some info, it seems that all of them will be using projectors (of a wide variety), hooked up to laptops, to play the video.
I'm seeing that most projectors have a "native resolution" but are scalable to different display modes.

Thanks so much
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Well, 4K video projectors have only been around for only a couple of years. So the odds you need to create native 4K videos is extremely low.
In the case of 4K television sets.A high quality 4K television up-scales 1920 x 1080 content to 4K with great success.Making 1920 x 1080 an acceptable format for most situations.

A 1920 x 1080 video will look best at that resolution.
However, it will downscale to 1280 x 720 or lower and look great as well.

Whereas if you produce at 1280 x 720 or lower.And upscale to 1920 x 1080 for full HD projector users. The video is going to look softer and not as sharp.

So if it were me, I would go with 1920 x 1080.
For people showing the videos, I would prefer downloading them.That will ensure smooth playback due to large file sizes and  slow internet speeds were applicable.