The unprecedented paralysis of European airspace as a result of atmospheric ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano has had widespread consequences for meetings and events throughout Europe. It’s also disrupted meetings in the U.S. and elsewhere, as European attendees, exhibitors, and presenters have had to cancel—or can’t get home. Approximately 5,000 flights took place in European airspace on Sunday, compared to a normal load of almost 25,000 flights, according to Eurocontrol, the ...

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