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:

sq.ft.

Capacity:

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

look_for_new_issue

Holographic Magic

Interactive holograms coming to an event near you! 

By Sandra Eagle

If you’re of a certain vintage like myself, it’s possible that your only brush with holograms is Princess Leia’s famous “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi” plea from the first Star Wars movie.

What was once an over-the-top expensive movie gambit, could now be coming to an event near you, as advances in technology and equipment, and lowering costs, bring these big-screen effects into a budgetary range for planners. 

Robert Thompson, vice-president of sales at Toronto-based AV-CANADA, says interactive holograms can be used on-stage allowing audience members to interact with a master of ceremonies host or keynote speaker in real time. The 2017 Canadian Event Industry Awards gala used the technology with great success with host Ben Mulroney. “We have used holograms in a trade-show situation where clients could show a new product with a 360 degree view, or wanted a rotating hologram of their logo,” says Thompson.

Thompson says planners can find something in almost every range to incorporate different interactive technological experiences within their events. A small-scale example could be throwable microphones in a training session or seminar. Mid-range could include web-based interactive voting systems or doing a Q & A within a presentation. Higher range includes video-mapping and holographic treatments. “Getting the audience to feel through their senses helps to drive home the messages planners are trying to convey in their programs,” says Thompson. 

other articles in this section

Dialled In

MPAHT Signs The Code

Holographic Magic

Light Touches

Screening Room

Attendee Survival Guide

Oh Canada!

Supporting Roles

Breaking Down the Barriers

Tour Guides

Happiness Matters

Deals on Meals

You need a ‘Workation’

Pop-Up Events

Green Event Trends

Risky Business

Tee Time!

On the Quiet Side

The Next Generation

First Aid Facts

How to Get your Productivity back

A Sense of Taste

RFP 101

Ignite your Panel Discussions

Stay-Put Strategies

Words of Wisdom

Copyright Knowledge

The Power of Hindsight

Liquid Assets

Grape Escapes

Icebreakers!

Geofencing Technology

Social Media Smarts

Online Registration

Master your MC Smarts

Demographic Shift

Ignite your Hiring Skills

Responsible Food Management

Save your Event from Disaster with Forward Thinking

You’re Virtually There

Event Music

Taking a Constructive View of Negative Feedback

Boosting Numbers for Less-attended Events

Team Mentality

Beyond the RSVP

Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON

Site Selection Smarts

A Green Seal of Approval

Get to know Natalie Wilson, CMM, CMP

Swamped by short RFP turnaround times?

Meeting Room Design

Embracing Hybrid Meetings

Beyond the Schmooze

Learning by Experience

E-clutter Management

Ignite Your Power of Persuasion

Animal Ambassadors

The Lanyard Problem

Is it time to beef up breaky?

Green Key Meetings

Ignite your Budget Carving Skills

Industry Ethics

Planning Accessible Meetings

Google+ for Event Planning

Short Lead Times

Pinterest your Event Ideas

Guidelines for Ont. Business Event Planners

A Reason to Smile: Developing Guidelines with TICO

TICO, As I See It

Identity Crisis! Ontario Planners as Travel Agents?

Armchair Site Inspections

Planners as travel agents?

Hybrid Meetings

Green Meeting Venues

Virtual Familiarization Trips: FAMTripTV

Independent Meeting Planners

Certification in Meetings Management

Ignite your Delegating Skills

Green Meetings

Event Planning: Lessons Learned

Planning a Low-Budget Event

Boost your Event Attendance

Familiarization Trip Etiquette

Meeting Planner Entrepreneurs

Career Recognition

Tips for Successful Meetings

That's Entertainment!

Recipes for Teambuilding Success

Cover Up!

Got the Social Media Blues?

Online Event Registration

The Wi-Fi Movement

Ignite Your Inner Entrepreneur

A 10-Step Plan for your Best Corporate Holiday Party Ever!

Speaker ROI

An Event to Remember

Green + Lean Meetings

Cool Ways to Promote Teamwork

Site Selection Considerations for the Meeting Event Planner

Bullet-proof your Meeting Planning Budget