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Meeting Room Setup - Part 2

Meeting Rooms in California Wine Country

 

DOUBLE-U SETUP
Two U shaped tables are set up with chairs.

  • Benefits: Many of the same benefits as a U-Shape setup, but can accommodate more people. Participants can face one another enabling a lively discussion of ideas in this structured setting.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 26-61+.
  • Best meeting uses:Teaching/ Training, Team Building, Discussion/ negotiations, Conference/Exchange.
  • Best technology uses: Projection, Individual Computers, White Boards, Sound/Music, Video Conference, Teleconference

CIRCLE-OF-CHAIRS SETUP
Chairs aligned in a circular pattern without any tables in between.

  • Benefits: A highly informal setting that facilitates lively discussion, interactive presentations and brainstorming between smaller groups of participants for brief intervals. Focus is on discussion with no work space or many technology requirements.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 1-40.
  • Best meeting uses: Team Building, Discussion/Negotiations, Workshop, Brainstorming.
  • Best technology uses: White Boards, Sound Music.

HOLLOW-SQUARE SETUP
Tables set in a square (or rectangle) with chairs placed around the outside of the table. Center (inside) table is hollow.

  • Benefits: Facilitates group discussions and brainstorming, but can also accommodate the agendas of multiple speakers. This organized layout works for both small and mid-size groups utilizing various technologies.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 1-40.
  • Best meeting uses: Board Meeting, Team Building, Discussions/Negotiations, Workshop, Conference/Exchange, Brainstorming.
  • Best technology uses: Individual Computers, White Boards/ Flip Charts, Sound/Music, Teleconference.

AMPHITHEATER SETUP
Seats are in rows facing the stage area, no tables.

  • Benefits: Perfect for shorter presentations, seminars, lectures and Q&As that require the attendee to focus on looking and listening. Best suited for presentations that require more elaborate audiovisual technology without needing note taking or laptop usage.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 26-61+.
  • Best meeting uses: Teaching/Training, Lecture/Presentation, Seminar, Executive Presentation.
  • Best technology uses: Projection Presentation, Individual Computers, White Boards/Flip Charts, Sound/Music, Video Conference,Teleconference.

CONFERENCE SETUP
Rectangular or oval tables are set up with chairs placed around all sides.

  • Benefits: Best for smaller meetings where the focus is on the participants themselves as in team building, product development or discussion groups. Layout encourages a communicative and professional setting. Ample room for teleconferencing and visual presentations.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 1-25.
  • Best meeting uses: Board Meeting, Discussions/Negotiations, Workshop, Conference/Exchange, Brainstorming.
  • Best technology uses: Individual Computers, White Boards/Flip Charts, Sound/Music,Teleconference.

OPEN-ROOM SETUP
Empty room allows free-form meeting environment.

  • Benefits: An open-space setting that promotes a free-flowing and creative meeting environment for small or large groups. Mostly for purposes of team building and brainstorming. Open Room can be complimented with various props and meeting aids.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 1-61+.
  • Best meeting uses: Team Building, Brainstorming.
  • Best technology uses: Projection, White Boards/Flip Charts, Sound/Music.

CLASSROOM SETUP
Rows of tables with chairs face the front of a room and each person has a space for writing or using a computer.

  • Benefits: A classical approach for both large and small seminars and training programs where attendees need work space for notes and laptops. This set-up lends itself to a Q&A session with the facilitator rather than interactive discussion between participants.
  • Optimal seating capacity: 11-61.
  • Best meeting uses: Teaching/Training, Lecture/Presentation, Executive Presentation, Seminar.
  • Best technology uses: Projection Presentation, Individual Computers, White Boards/Flip Charts, Sound/Music, Video Conference, Teleconference.

 



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