The Arts Council of Ireland – Places Matter Conference

The Brief:
Deliver a world class, in-person conference using both existing and temporary structures which are environmentally conscious and accessible.

The two day conference was a hybrid model with in person attendees and a series of online sessions and live streaming to accommodate a remote audience or speaker. We reviewed the accessibility obstacles potential attendees could experience and problem solved how to remove or reduce them. Those with any access requirements, such as the need for Wheelchair access, an ISL Interpreter, Induction Loop System were all catered for. As the goal was for the Arts Council to have a green conference, we implemented strategies such as digital programmes, re-using lanyards, and local suppliers. The programme and site layout also factored in complementing the visual art exhibitions throughout the sites.