I have a theater style meeting room with the audience on three elevations. I'm considering using two drop mics to pick up audience questions during the meeting Q&A so online viewers can hear the questions as well as the answers.
Management does NOT want to use handheld microphones as the audience is elderly and passing it back and forth would be problematic.
Is there a better option? The audience space is 25ft wide x 15ft deep, with an elevation of 3ft. Audience members are sitting when speaking. I need to ensure they can be heard. They will not be any monitors for sound feedback in the room.
All advice is welcomed.
EDIT: What about conference mics on the back of the rows and a single wide angle mic for the front row? Would that work better?