New continent, new languages, and new venue. We are so happy to finally be in Prague. The team made it here without a hitch, and woke up this morning to begin setting up both The National and Student Exhibits.
Just before 8:00am, the National exhibit team made there way through a rather empty Prague on their way to St. Ann’s. Tip: Walk around Prague before 8:00am, it’s beautiful. We arrived to the cathedral and took a minute to take in the beautiful views of the empty cathedral as the sunlight poured through the windows.
We then immediately started organizing our crates, conduit, and platforms. As we were moving things around, we were starting to realize the constraints of the amount of space we had to work in. With just a three foot border surrounding our exhibit, we did not have the space we were used to in the Wells-Metz Theatre at Indiana University. Hungry and Slovakia are setting up their exhibits as well, so it took some time maneuvering around each other.
Before lunch, the platforms were placed, lights and cabling were tested and staircase took shape. Not bad for our first shift. After lunch, the floor was locked together, and the conduit was organized. By 5:00, we had all the base pieces of conduit placed and even started some of the connections.
Everyone is very happy with our progress! This was a HUGE accomplishment today, we all feel much better after starting the set up process.
Take a look at the photos to get a sneak peak of what’s to come. Stay tuned for more of set up, and also about how the Student Exhibit team did with their first day!