Classroom Style: All participants sit on one side of the table facing the speaker.
Theater Style: All participants sit on chairs (no tables) facing the speaker.
U-Shape: All participants sit on the outside only, of tables in a u-shape. (This set up is best for speakers who need room to move around or have several pieces of A/V to use.)
Hollow Square: Used to give participants the feeling of having more space, privacy and also helpful for connecting multiple lap tops.
Conference: Also called Boardroom, this style is used for working closely as a group with everyone sitting, including the speaker or group leader, for most of the time.
Buffet: Chairs on both sides of the table if using rectanglular tables. Round tables work best for buffet and banquet.
Banquet: Several different set-ups can be used for banquet depending on the size of room. A large u-shape can be used in combination with round tables if using the entire conference center. Banquet style uses all sides of the tables.
Reception: Tables and chairs placed as needed, but most attendees stand.