Seats or chairs in rows facing a stage area, head table, or speaker (with no conference table)
This is the most efficient set-up when the attendees will act as an audience. This set-up is not recommended for food events or if note taking is required.
A series of conference tables set in the shape of the letter U, with chairs around the outside.
This layout style is often used for Board of Directors meetings, committee meetings, or discussion groups where there is a speaker, audio-visual presentation or other focal point.
Conference setting Styles.
Rows of conference tables with chairs facing the front of a room (and usually a speaker), providing writing space for each person.
This room set-up is ideal for note taking, meetings requiring multiple handouts or reference materials, or other tools such as laptop computers. This is the most comfortable set-up for long sessions and allows refreshments to be placed within reach of each attendee.
A rectangular or oval table set up with chairs around all sides and ends.
This table layout is often used for Board of Directors meetings, committee meetings, or discussion groups.