What happens when you create meeting spaces that work? Truly amazing things. The Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum has had meeting spaces in the past, but they were basically one room after the next filled with hotel tables and stacking chairs. Utilitarian, but very uninspiring and big change was in order. We were approached to create a pavilion full of meeting spaces, over 22 in all. We listened to the client, and considered all of the meeting-types that would take place, then crafted solutions to fit the needs. Lounge settings for interviews and casual conversations, paper top tables for idea generation, technology for presentation and a variety of casual space in the common areas for the unexpected impromptu meeting. How did it go over? The numbers tell the story. In previous years they booked 150 meetings for the week. This year they were scheduling 140 to 170 meetings a day. That makes for a lot of great conversation.