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Facilitating safe face-to-face events and trade shows doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and aesthetics.
As we rethink the world of design with physical distancing and health precautions in mind,
utilize this in-depth guide of best practices to ensure you’re providing guests the best of both worlds.
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Designing Conferences and Large Meetings
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Designing Social Events
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Designing Trade Shows
Host more intimate in-person gatherings for local guests.
Take travel limitations into consideration by enabling live streams for remote attendees.
Entertain and inform: deliver content like a TV show rather than a classroom
Position large monitors on stage and around the room to prevent clustering while improving visibility.
Keep attendees engaged by integrating live chat features for comments, questions, and polls.
Remove communal microphones.
Reduce music volume so attendees can hear each other from a distance.
Record presentations for post-event distribution.
Create individual check-in stations as opposed to one long running counter to facilitate clear lines.
Each individual station should have designated staff to reduce cross-movement.
Provide counter-top plexiglass dividers with opening slot for materials.
Equip all staff with gloves and masks.
Place floor markers to show guests where they should appropriately stand to maintain a 6’ distance.
Use stanchions and prominent signage to reinforce parameters.
Place hand sanitizing stations conveniently near trashcans.
Ensure speakers are appropriately distanced on stage.
Incorporate greenery or event drape with modern furnishings to invoke warmth and comfort.
Use up lighting on drape for color and visual interest.
Direct a one-way flow of traffic for entering and exiting the stage.
Provide “owned” spaces with individual seating and tables for each attendee.
Supply each attendee with their own charging stations, or furnish space with powered seating.
Create a 36” aura of personal space with creatively positioned side tables or charging hubs.
For classroom designs, assign one attendee to each 6’ communal table.
Utilize indicator cards (red/green) on seats to signal whether it has been sanitized between each usage
Use a 6' grid to ensure attendees have room to circulate while maintaining physical distance.
Provide at least 500 square feet for every 10 persons.
Position C-tables, dividers or indicator signage at designated seats to indicate distancing parameters
Facilitate movement with designs that offer at least 10-12 feet between seating vignettes.
Design with one-way foot traffic in mind; use visual cues and reinforce with signage or floor decals.
Pair each seat with an individual side or end tables to reduce shared surfaces.
Use greenery, hedges and drape to provide a colorful sense of well-being while partitioning spaces.
Incorporate decorative dividers, planters and stanchions for a variety in partitions.
Create individual bar stations as opposed to one long running bar to facilitate clear lines.
Each individual bar should have designated staff.
Provide bar-top plexiglass dividers with serving slot.
Equip all bar staff with gloves and masks.
Position hand sanitizing stations conveniently near trashcans.
Serve individually plated food from distinct stations.
No buffets! Avoid finger foods.
Attendees receive food from a designated line, similar to bars.
Distribute single-use disposable cutlery, plates, napkins, and cups.
Create enough stations to keep lines short.
Encourage waste disposal with adequate trash cans and signage – no bus staff.
Facilitate movement with designs that offer at least 10-12 feet between tables/chairs.
Design with one-way traffic flow in mind, and reinforce with signage and floor decals.
Use 6’ bar or dining tables and place one dining chair or barstool at each end.
Dinner for one concept
Scatter 30” or 36” single-person round tables with one chair each.
Cluster table/chair pairings with appropriate distance between each pair.
Adorn tables with floral arrangements to create warmth and cut down empty spaces.
Enable safe flow of traffic with wider trade show aisles.
Reduce attendee congestion by extending hours and designating timed entrances and appointments.
Display prominent directional signage, floor decals and stanchions to seamlessly direct attendees.
Eliminate roadblocks, booth properties or furnishings that may result in bottlenecks.
Incorporate dividers, greenery, planters and stanchions to help attendees maintain distance while creating semi-private spaces.
Design exhibits with one-way traffic flow, open spaces and designated entry/exit points.
Soften and create warmer spaces with greenery and drape.
Limit seating at small conference tables to one or two persons each.
Use 6’ conference tables with one person seated at each end.
Assign one seat to each 30” or 36”-round table.
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