Dear Attendees: Where to shop at walking distance from the MTCC


Our conference and event attendees can always rest assured that they are only a few steps away from the best Toronto has to offer. And luckily for those of us who enjoy a little retail therapy, this applies to shopping as well! Whether you’re looking to buy a quick souvenir or have plenty of time to shop, the potential shopping adventures are endless and most importantly easily accessible from your event here at MTCC. Because … Continue reading

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Toronto wins international conference bid for IEEE ICASSP 2021


When you ask Leaders Circle Ambassador Prof. Dimitri Androutsos why Toronto is an ideal host city for the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), he laughs. “You’re asking me to list the thousand reasons?” he asks.  In April 2016, Androutsos and fellow Leaders Circle Ambassadors Prof. Kostas Plataniotis (University of Toronto) and Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang (Ryerson University) presented the case for why ICASSP should come to Toronto in 2021. Leading the list … Continue reading

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Navigating through a post-con evaluation


In the lead-up to any event, it’s easy to get consumed by the immense planning effort, and by the time it has (successfully) come to a close, many want to do what needs to be done to move onto the next project. Personally, I call this the Post-event Purge; the brain dumps information that is no longer relevant so that it can make room for pertinent information for the here and now. I believe this … Continue reading

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Our top blog posts of 2015


2015 was an eventful year for us at the Centre. Among the hundreds of events that came in and out of our building, last year also brought with it the exciting launch of this blog. From event planning to recipes to green initiatives, we worked to cover a range of topics for you, our readers. Join us as we look back at 10 of our top stories of the year…   The most memorable events … Continue reading

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How to engage and retain amazing event volunteers


It’s fall in the bustling metropolis of Toronto and for us here at the Centre, we’re in the thick of a busy event season. As the seasons change, I can’t help but reflect on the past summer. I had the privilege to be one of 20,000-something volunteers helping to make the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games a reality. For 16 days in July, I donated my time to the Games, something I … Continue reading

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