Are you hosting a conference? Do you regularly have clients meeting in your office? It’s a worthwhile investment to update your conference room to boost productivity and collaboration. It’s important to understand layout principles and the value of your conference room tables.
The last thing you want is for your guests to be uncomfortable. It’ll prevent them from learning, communicating and getting the most out of your event.
Here are a few popular ways you can set up your conference room:
Set up your office chairs straight in a row facing a long table, where the speakers will stand. This is a more formal approach that many conference, seminar and education planners adopt. Theater-style setups are great for large groups when there’s not too much collaboration required. Most conferences start with this format.
The U-shape style
With this layout, you set a series of conference tables in the letter of U, with chairs around the outside. It’s great for meetings where there’s a speak, AV, presentation or other central point of focus. This layout makes interacting easier and doubles as a work space.
The classroom style
Self-explanatory, this layout style adopts a classroom style – rows of conference tables with chairs, facing the front of a room. There’s plenty of space in between each person, including laptops. It’s great for longer, content-heavy conferences where your guests will take a lot of notes. This style can accommodate large groups of people.
The boardroom style
Think a rectangular or oval table set up with chairs around all sides. Used for meetings, collaborative conferences and discussion groups, the boardroom style offers a great working atmosphere and the opportunity to work alongside participants.
These are just a few of the many ways you can structure your room to make your conference a success. It comes down to your individual needs. Think about your type of conference you’re hosting and any room constraints. This should help you pick the room layout that will work best.
Keep in mind that the new tables will reduce the amount of space you have to work with. It could be a good idea to ask your guests what type of learning environment they prefer. This is something many event planners forget to do, but it’s extremely important. Never be afraid to ask questions – this could be the difference between a widely successful and mediocre event. Make your conference a sell-out, every year.
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