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!

Event professionals are constantly thinking about how to best stimulate our guests’ senses in order to create the most memorable experience and greatest impact, whether it’s a wedding, corporate meeting or event, fundraiser or social gathering. Many people focus on only three of the five senses: taste, sight and sound. Rarely do planners pay attention to touch or smell. Strategically paying attention to scent and how it interacts with other sensory experiences can greatly impact the overall quality of an event.

 

Teresa Preza first came to Sugar Land 14 years ago while pursuing a job in event management. Today, she’s assistant director of economic development for the city. Here are some of her reasons for calling Sugar Land her “home sweet home.”

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This past December, the HALL Arts Hotel opened in Dallas. Located in the largest contiguous arts district in the country, the hotel features 183 rooms, 19 suites, a rooftop pool, restaurant and lounge, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.