Archive for the Conference Tables in History Category
In Arthurian Legend the great King Arthur had a round table made so that none of his barons, when seated at it, could claim precedence over the others. That way everyone could speak their minds and contribute to the kingdom as equals. It didn’t matter how great at battle Lancelot was or how skilled Sir Kay was, everyone was a valid member of the team that made the kingdom great. Read more
The Yalta Conference, Feb 4-11, 1945.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Yalta to plan the defeat of the Axis, and agree to terms of the eventual occupation of Germany.
(Remember the troops this Memorial Day weekend.)
Large Glass Top Conference Tables
The photo below depicts the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. This unusual, large conference table was built to handle large meetings. The design allows attendees to gather around a central opening where the conference leaders are seated.
The Treaty of Versailles marked the end of World War I and also formed the League of Nations. Once again, a pivotal moment in history, and another large conference table is there!
This is a modern photo of the round conference table used during the Yalta Conference in the Livadiya Palace, Ukraine. In 1945 the Allied leaders — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin sat at this very table to discuss Europe’s structure and organization after the war.