Meetings + Events

The power of gathering people

room space calculator

Find out how many people will fit in your room or what size room you need for your number of attendees.

Step 1
Choose a Room Layout type:

Step 2
Enter one of the following to determine the other:

Room Size:



NOTE: This is a starting guideline only. Accuracy for your particular event cannot be guaranteed.


An Event to Remember

Add some zip to your next corporate event with an unexpected and novel addition.

By Sherryll Sobie

Set the stage. Forego the standard string quartet for something edgier to get your attendees buzzing. Jazz quintet Tom Collins, for example, puts a loungy tempo twist on retro classics like ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man and Madonna’s Material Girl. Lead singer Carol Ritchie’s silky vocals turn heads and then, raise eyebrows, says Kim George, president of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based LimeLight Communications Group, which represents Tom Collins and other entertainers. “It’s so unexpected!”

Colour their World. Give a group of left-brained executives a jolt of right-brained intuitiveness with an aura reader to read and interpret the mystical electromagnetic field surrounding the body’s exterior in a rainbow of colours. Wistaria, an Oakville, Ont.-based psychic says, other than the pure entertainment, hiring an aura reader can impact productivity. “If you’re holding a sales meeting, I can help people focus on blue, because blue improves communication,” she says. “I can also help event planners choose décor colours to achieve the best outcome for their event.”

Lip Service. For meeting planners looking for something that smacks of originality at their corporate event, lip print analysis is it. Here’s how it’s done: Apply lipstick (yes, even guys can do this and, if possible, attendees should bring their own) and kiss a piece of paper. Lip-print analyst David LeFort, who can be hired through Markham, Ontario-based Arato Events, will read your shape and lines to come up with a list of characteristics: you’re strong minded but have a tendency to take on too much, you’re romantic and so on. “It’s fresh and interactive,” says president, Debbie Arato, CSEP. “It’s great for a product launch or holiday reception.”

Raise the Bar. Provide an open bar at your next corporate event that won’t leave heads pounding the next day. Element Oxygen Bars dispense 90% pure oxygen infused with aromas such as Eucalyptus and chocolate-cherry. This striking and colour mobile bar can be the main feature of a cool, modern theme, or can just as easily be tucked in a corner as an escape from a lively event. Owner Dave McNamara says in addition to being fun and unique, there are clear health benefits. “Five to 10 minutes is a sure-fire pick-me-up, and works wonders on aching heads.”

Get it in Writing. In our text-based business world, show guests how fun and revealing penmanship can be by procuring the services of a handwriting analyst for the evening. Toronto-based certified handwriting analyst Elaine Charal, for example, is a corporate event veteran and can entertain a large group or do any number of individual readings. “Reactions are great,” says Charal, who is quick to point out guests’ high capital letters (which indicate confidence and dynamism), or their sharply angled connective strokes along the baseline (which illuminate a drive to achieve).

other articles in this section

Event Profile: Raising funds and spirits

2023 Trend Report

Better Booths

A Shift in Perspective

Timing is Everything

Spring Barometer Report

Getting Back Together Safely

Keep it Moving

Meetings Forecast

Ignite your Photo Ops

Post-pandemic Staffing Issues

Put DEI in your event’s DNA

Ignite your Video

Caring for the Caregivers

Green Business = Good Business

The Ignite Platform Primer

Case Study: Testing event restrictions

Making Space

Team Building Now

The Disposable Dilemma

Video Star

Case Study: Virtual Awards Show

Are you virtually covered?

Lights, Camera, Action!

2021 Trend Watch

Flight Forecast

Case Study: A hybrid event for meeting planners

Trading Spaces

Terms of Empowerment

Feeding the Future

Milestone reflections

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas

Case Study: Canadian Event Industry Awards

Stress Busters

Case Study: 100-person virtual mentoring event

The Power of Story

Event spotlight: ConferenceDirect meets at Caesars Forum Las Vegas

By the Numbers: October 2020 Edition

A Whole New [Virtual] World

Level Up

The Time is Now

Grab the Mic, Grow Your Business

Should you give interns a turn?

Up for Interpretation

Balancing Act

Back to Business: Insights from the MTCC

Back to Business: Insights from byPeterandPauls Hospitality Group

Back to Business: Insights from Industry Associations

Hands Off

Must-haves for the New Reality

Back to Business: Insights from White Oaks Resort & Spa

Gotta Get It: Golf Edition

The Art of Communication

Back to Business: Insights from Casa Loma Escape Series

The Ignite Guide to Masks

Parting thoughts

Back to Business: Insights from JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka

The new reality for... Speakers

The new reality for... Caterers

Fight Right

The new reality for... Team Building

Virtual Sponsorship How-To

The new reality for... Hotels

CanSPEP Connext Conference Kit

The new reality for... DMCs

How to turn delegates into social media brand ambassadors

The new reality for… CONVENTION CENTRES

Job Hunting Today

Your Event Contract Questions Answered

The New Reality for… RESORTS

Hack Away

Beyond Talking Heads

Keeping Connected

Be a Part of the Solution

Time Wise

One Big Virtual Reunion

There's No 'i'solation in Team

New Direction in a Time of Need

Financial Smarts

On the Bright Side

Talk to Me

Food Forward

The Value of Employee Sustainability

All the Right Moves

The Real Cost of RFPs

Valuable Video

Meetings Forecast 2020

RFP Writing 101

Epic Flight

Events that Matter

Trade Show Secrets

Taking Good Care

Oh Canada

Canadian Teambuilding

The Dilemma

We’re All in This Together

Trend Update

Vision Quest

Turn Off that Phone!

Get Into WEC 2019