2020 will always be remembered as the COVID year, when 90% of industry sttod still. I recolect a film once called the day the earth stood still in as such that it took something serious for people to realise the ownership of our precious earth. Covid has also changed the way we now conduct conferences and meetings. Many have adopted using Zoom or Skype as an alternative by locking themselves away from any outside human contact. Others have adapted with social distancing. Social distancing with sit down conference planning is still possible if planned well.
Spacing delegates is not enough, as many planners forget the three vital ingredienats that make us human.
TO SEE (Introduce personal desk monitors, one per delegate).
TO HEAR (Respect that sound travels differently within an auditourium than a small closed space to make allowances)
TO SMELL (Smell of warm fresh bread is perfect when selling a home. The smell of yesturdays event on the carpet is not so inviting).