Will Connect allow grouping of pods for an event? For example you may want to display multiple Polls at once or a combination of Share (Note), Poll, and Chat for simultaneous display? This would eliminate a high number of point and click tasks to display what you need. If a Group display was prepared in advance you could do this with 2-3 clicks.
You can have any pods you want/need on a layout, and as many layouts as needed to accomodate your workflow. The room is presistent so you can precreate all your polls, upload all your content and ensure the right pods are on the layouts you are going to use well in advance of the live session.
There is some good information about using layouts here: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/using/creating-arranging-meetings.html#meeting_room_templates_...