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.


latest issue

Latest Issue

Fight Right

Expert tips on how to resolve messy situations like a pro

by Michele Sponagle

Though you endeavour to avoid clashes with people you do business with, chances are you’ll find yourself at odds with clients, co-workers, meeting attendees, venues or suppliers more than once over your career.

“Don’t panic,” says Winston Blake, a Saskatoon-based conflict resolution practitioner in private practice and an instructor at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. “Conflict will happen. It’s a normal part of business.” So take a deep breath and keep these tips in mind.

Dial it Back

When clashes do occur, Blake advises resisting the urge to fire back in the heat of the moment. “There’s a difference between reacting and responding,” Blake notes. “Reactions are fuelled by emotion. Responses come as result of slowing down and analyzing a situation.”
Blake recommends stepping back before engaging in a difficult conversation, if you can: “Ask yourself: What do I need to understand? What does this person need? You’ll also want to separate the problem from the person. You have to look at being hard on the problem, but being soft on the individual. Part of that process is identifying the core issue.”
If you need to respond in the moment, acknowledge the other person’s reaction—even if it’s a simple, “I see that you’re frustrated, but I will work with you to resolve this.”

Keep Perspective
When in the midst of a conflict crisis, it can be difficult to be objective. That’s why Blake recommends putting all the details on paper. Stick to the facts. This helps to detach yourself so you can see the core issue more clearly.

It’s easy to fire off a flurry of emails to explain and to defend how things unfolded. Blake encourages clients to use email to convey information, facts and contracts. Having all the details in writing will be useful if there is a misunderstanding or discrepancy over what was expected, and also protects you legally by having everything documented. However, when trying to resolve a problem, it’s better to pick up the phone or meet face-to-face, if possible, to have a productive discussion.

Plan to Disagree

When you are drawing up a contract, consider including a stipulation for conflict resolution, which will outline what will happen if there is a disagreement. That might include using a mediator to help you and the other party get on the same page and get back to business again.

other articles in this section

Digital Event Boosters

What’s Ahead in Events

Event Decor in 2024

Tips for the Accidental Meeting Planner

Holiday Party Rethink

Destination Q&A: Bermuda

Event Design Roadmap

How Destination Vancouver is Building a Social Procurement Strategy

Sustainability in Action

Talk it Up!

International Women’s Day

The Dilemma: The Rising Cost of Events

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