February 7th, 2014

commanding the minions

How to set up rooms for conferences

Before leaving the office for a week, I'm organizing all my stacks of paper. Before I throw it out, here's a note I made at a conference:

How rooms ought to be set up for talks at conferences:

* All the rooms close to each other, so people can switch sessions

* At most 5 chairs between aisles

* Wider chairs (or spacing) - seats shoulder width apart for full-grown adults

* Robotic cattle prod attached to timer to guarantee talks end on time

* Magical cord-free laptop recharging thingy under each chair

Okay, I added the last two bullets later. But I think they're good ideas.