By Don Douloff, April 30, 2009
Meeting Room Layouts that Work
It’s always a challenge to create meeting-room layouts that fully accommodate your attendees. While each group’s needs are different, there are a few tips that apply across-the-board.
Give people room to shift comfortably without disturbing others.
Consider factors like aisle widths; distance between rows or chairs; and location of seating in relation to room exits.
Ensure good sightlines for the entire audience.
Avoid the ‘bowling alley’ effect of many rows extending back into the distance.
With any group larger than 100, stage the speaker or head table on the long side of the room, rather than the narrow end; attendees will be closest to the presenter.
View additional tips and 10 detailed room layouts.