In corporate America, there is nothing that probably happens as frequently as meetings do. There is probably nothing else that workers dread on a regular basis as well.
In these times, what have meetings become? Maybe a good idea to take a look at what they used to be first.
Years ago, you got together in a conference room. You were handed an agenda on a piece of paper. You had a notepad, a pen. There might have been a central phone on speaker for people to hear, maybe not.
Later there might have been a blackboard/whiteboard. Then later came a screen with a projector of some sort (overhead to start). Maybe one desktop in the conference room that let you project. The phone system was enhanced, microphones, etc.
Laptops made their way onto the scene and maybe some senior people had them....