Guests take home a lot from events: lessons from industry experts, business cards from networking contacts, notepads, pens and countless USB drives. But now they can take 3-D selfies. Staramba is revolutionizing the world of event photography by using mobile, full-body 3-D scanners to create minifigurines of attendees.

The best part? Planners don’t have to worry about any of the setup or takedown. The Staramba team will come to your event and take care of all the heavy lifting, operate the scanner, and complete all the postevent production. Then, the full-color, 3-D figurine will be mailed to attendees a few weeks after the event. Give guests a gift they will remember—the gift of themselves!

Located in Oregon’s wine country, The Allison Inn and Spa is offering some new team-building options for meeting planners. Experiences include:

» Smith Teas Tasting: Claire Boyer, Smith Teamaker’s head of education, offers a hands-on class uncovering the exotic world of tea.

» Lotion Blending: Awaken the senses and heighten creativity with a hands-on lotion and essential oil-blending workshop.

 

The International Floral Distributors each year teams up with Produce Marketing Association and a designer to create the “Flower Trends Forecast.” For 2020, the organization enlisted Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF, and Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF. Miller owns Flowers & Such in Adrian, Michigan. Her work has been showcased in publications such as Floral Management, Florists Review, and The Knot.

 

The Pacific Northwest is now home to a new and unique subterranean event space: The Sanctuary at The Society Hotel Bingen in Bingen, Washington. This one-of-a-kind dome-shaped building is tucked into a hillside in the northeast corner of the hotel property, which is located in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Sanctuary is now accepting reservations for wellness retreats and private groups for yoga, meditation, qigong, musical performances, sound healing, dance parties and more.