Meetings + Events
The power of gathering people
The power of gathering people
by Laura Bickle
As virtual events compete for attendees’ time and attention, quality is key. Studio spaces across the country are upping their games to offer lots of options for adding a little glitz and glamour to your online programs.
Clocking in at 50-ft. wide, 16-ft. deep and 14-ft. high, the Event Stage is large enough for two distinct looks or one single large one. The spacious studio with multiple exits allows for ample physical distancing.
The curved 30-ft. by 8-ft. LED wall can feature custom backgrounds, presentation content and videos.
The in-house multimedia team can help produce anything from a simple livestream to a complex and secure webcast with theatrical lighting.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal has recently opened its state-of-the-art video and podcast facility designed for content creation as well as live and on-demand streaming. It offers two options: The Prism, a mini studio for three people for inter- views or panels; and The Studio 520, a full-fledged studio with an audience capacity of 50 people.
It is modeled after television studios and can be customized with branding, themes and colours. congresmtl.com
Recognizing the shift to virtual and hybrid events until large in-person gatherings return, the RBC Convention Centre and Encore Canada have partnered to create a virtual studio that offers an end-to-end solution. Its tech- nical set-up works with any online solution and can incor- porate branding, livestreaming and connection to remote locations. MeetSAFE protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved, and a dedicated team of experts are on-site to help optimize the event. wcc.mb.ca/presentation-stage
The purpose-built recording space provides green screens and other backgrounds for a custom experience. Expert technicians can help integrate live and pre-recorded content, as well as broadcast to your desired platform. The studio is capable of both virtual and hybrid experiences, using the centre’s sleek meeting spaces. globeandmailcentre.com/virtual-event-studio
A partnership between Scotia Events and EJ Entertainment, the studio hosts and manages virtual events with full tech, lighting and audio support and an on-site professional video production suite. Specialities include meetings, conferences, concerts, training and launch events, award galas, tradeshows and fundraisers. ejsestudio.com
CALGARY & BURNABY, BC
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Proshow installed versatile studios in its Burnaby and Calgary facilities. The flexible spaces can accommodate townhalls, AGMs, product launches or media briefings in single podium, multiple presenter panel or “fireside chat” formats. High definition LED backdrops offer multiple customization options. The Burnaby studio has a comprehen- sive moving light system and truss grid for added polish. proshow.com
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