PCMA always creates a new environment for every meeting, but it’s usually more abstract or thematic — not nearly so literal — as I’m finding here at the 2015 Education Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Our Education and Events team has set so many rooms and so many spaces at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center with interesting and different furniture, including chairs, sofas, highboys, rounds, pods, and more. It’s great — you walk into a room not knowing where or how you’re going to sit, and as a result you’re very aware of the ways in which the physical dynamics of seating affect your attention span, receptiveness to learning, etc. Almost like PCMA intends this to be some sort of transparent laboratory for meeting professionals. Almost.
Anyway, here’s a sampling of seating from EduCon, with all photos by Official PCMA Photographer™ Jacob Slaton except as noted: