Plazas, Permits, Patience

How to navigate bureaucracy when planning an event in a public venue

When the BIO 2005 annual convention held an event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that spilled down the steps and into the plaza in front of the facility, the meeting planner not only had to work with the museum's special-events department, but also had to coordinate with the special-events department of the Fairmont Park Commission. And the city's Special Events Committee also needed to approve the event and issue permits.

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