A well-designed seminar room plays an important part in ensuring your seminar or corporate training event is a success. Here are some areas to look into when it comes to improving the environment within a seminar room:
A seminar room should have a flexible layout design so that it can be adapted to different needs and purpose. It should also offer ease of movement for participants. A cramped space with little space between each other would create discomfort for attendees who would be there for many hours.
Walls and Ceiling Acoustics
Ensure that walls are covered with acoustic and non-absorbent materials. Many may not know this but the ceiling is a critical element in ensuring that sound is evenly distributed to all directions of the seating area. It is recommended that the ceiling should act as a sound mirror so that it can reflect sound downward to complement the speaker system.
As seminars tend to last many hours or even several days, seating should offer good standards of comfort. This includes making sure that the width of the seat, type of lumbar support, appearance, the versatility of seating, replacement availability/ease of maintenance are considered.
Daylight would enhance the environment of a seminar room. However, if it is not possible to include windows, proper artificial lighting that is not too bright nor too dark should be installed. There should be also an option for the organizer/speaker to dim the lights when the projector screen is turned on.
A single screen is commonplace, but if the seminar room is a large space that fits a big group, it would be ideal to have two screens. The screen(s) should also be matte white and mounted so that board space is available when one screen is down.