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Creativity showcased at Inspired Spaces


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Event Management students put their talent on display at the annual Inspired Spaces tabletop competition. Pictured above is second-place winner Vivian Leung's design. Photo credit: Alex Bruce

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Seneca’s Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design students competed in Inspired Spaces, the graduate program’s annual tabletop challenge. Students were tasked with creating an event for a fictitious client and designed everything from the ground up, including the venue, theme, caterer, florals décor and more. Students also designed sample tabletops, which they showcased to professionals from the event industry. Assisting were students from the PR Corporate Communications and Event and Media Production programs. 

Inspired Spaces is a unique partnership with Event Rental Group, who not only host the competition in their beautiful showroom, but also provide all of the rentals the students require to make their vision a reality.

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Toronto chapter also partnered with Seneca to ensure students’ work was exposed to event professionals across the city. This year’s event attracted more than 100 industry professionals, who attended to support the students. “This event is possible through the hard work of Seneca students and faculty, and the generosity of our industry partners: Event Rental Group, ILEA Toronto, Presidential Gourmet, Artam Design, Jackie O, The Butler Did It, and Canadian Special Events,” says John MacBride, Program Co-ordinator of Seneca’s Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design program. “It takes a community to create this event and this year the students have risen to the challenge with spectacular results.”


  • Gold: Mya Scott, Fashion Show Lunch for Gucci Pre-Fall 2018
  • Silver: Vivian Leung, fan meeting for Korean idol Suzy Bae
  • Bronze: Alia Sallam, Hogwarts-themed anniversary party
  • Industry Award: Danielle Webster, Underworld Wedding