I’m looking into venues in London for a conference I’d like to put on next year. I’m expecting between 500-1000 people to attend. I was wondering if anyone had experience with running conferences with this many people where we’ll have overlapping sessions in different rooms but we’ll also have stalls. My question is two fold!
- Does anyone know of a venue in London that would work for this kind of conference?
- Does anyone know that if you have an opening session in the morning, will I need to book a main room that can seat all 1000 people or if I book a main room that’s smaller than the total number of attendees would that be ok? For example, if I book a main room of 380 people for the opening and closing sessions, would I have people standing in the back due to lack of seats? Or will a lot of people arrive late/leave early and so that’d be ok?
Any advice from anyone with experience in this would be super appreciated!