Common sense could point to conference centers playing a large role in the in-person meetings comeback, as they offer an environment that can be sequestered and easily modified to accommodate any level of health and safety protocols desired by organizers and attendees.
One conference center that is noticing organizations testing the in-person waters is Philadelphia’s Quorum conference center.
“We’ve seen some training, with educators, and had a couple of conferences, including an orthopedic network for which about 120 people flew in that had been postponed, and a gala in November,” said Lynette Moore, director of Quorum. “We’re also starting to see presentations, training and best-practices [meetings], and we’ve had an uptick this year with holiday parties, as people are doing them again.”
Moore said Quorum, located in Philadelphia’s University City Science Center, is near the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel, which should be a boon for higher-education conferences this spring.