Archive for the Conference Tables in History Category
This section of our blog usually reserved for the information on conference tables throughout history. I feel that this table built by the advertising agency, Boys and Girls, (Dublin) is worthy of being called historical. Read more
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.
Today we rarely have food at the conference table, much less hold an important conference at the dining table.
In the Middle Ages, the meeting room and the banquet hall were often one and the same.
Past and future leaders of our nation meet, and conference tables are there! In this photo, President Gerald Ford talks with CIA Director George H.W. Bush at a meeting of the National Security Council in 1976.
This 1919 political cartoon about the Paris Peace Conference shows Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France, inviting German delegates to sit at a conference table with spiked chairs, manacles at each seat, and platters of cactus and nettle. The cartoon reflects German fears that the Treaty of Versailles, created at the conference, would mean harsh terms towards Germany.
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This conference table is from very recent history: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA), 3 September 2008. Secretary Gates expressed support for defense ministers throughout the Americas to work together “while also respecting and honoring the sovereignty of each nation.” He also spoke on the need for cooperative disaster relief: “We still do not have a comprehensive, hemispherewide mechanism to channel outside assistance to disaster areas effectively.”