How to Make Your Virtual Conferences More Interesting

How to Make Your Virtual Conferences More Interesting

Written by Tim Grable

March 1, 2021

As the industry has shifted focus to virtual conferences, how to have audience engagement has become a hot topic. One way to achieve this is by adding an element of entertainment to your events.

To give you a better idea and a starting point, in this article, we have featured 5 interesting ideas that have an impactful effect on your events.

Virtual Cooking Show

Cooking shows have been on a winning streak in recent years, with many people consuming hours of content dedicated to cooking, both on TV and online.

It’s hard to say no to a combo of entertainment, craftsmanship, and the chance to learn how to cook a new and delicious recipe.

You can incorporate a cooking show into your virtual event and have your guests experience the creation of exquisite dishes – on the spot.

To spice things up, you can hire a celebrity chef from popular TV shows to host the event segment and showcase his skills.

Virtual Cooking Show

Visual Arts Program

Visual arts are a boon for virtual conferences. They allow you to offer your guests the chance to sit back and enjoy an artistic process, or they can get more practical and teach your guests how to engage in artistic activities.

It depends on what you want to go for. You can hire a professional artist to create a piece of art and interact with your guests throughout the process.

Conversely, you can hire an art coach to tutor the audience and teach them a thing or two about the process of creating art. Participants will surely enjoy the opportunity to channel their inner artistry and create something they can call their own.

Visual Arts Program

Virtual Game Session

Games are a favorite pastime activity for many people. If you were to get everyone on your team together for a virtual game session, they’d surely be excited to give it a shot.

Besides allowing teams to be connected, games also give them the chance to engage in friendly competition, which can lead to all sorts of unique and memorable moments.

For your virtual conferences, you can implement a version of many well-known game shows, such as Minute to Win It, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Jeopardy!, Family Feud, and many more.

Here is a list of game show ideas you can apply for your events. 

Virtual Stand-up Comedy

For a unique and interactive virtual event, we recommend going for stand-up comedy.

Virtual comedy is a great way to boost the entertainment factor of your events. It offers your guests an up-close and personal experience with a comedian that’s bound to have them laugh in droves.

By nature, comedy shows are spontaneous, dynamic, and deeply engaging. Comedians will have plenty of opportunities to tell their jokes and add a customized component to better fit your requests.

Virtual Magic

Magic is an art form that easily translates from a live event format to a virtual event – without losing its surprise factor.

For your virtual event, you can incorporate a magic act to provide your guests with an entertaining experience that will have them on the edge of their seats.

Here’s a list of virtual magicians you can hire for your events. With any of them at the helm, your guests are sure to experience the thrills of an interactive magical experience.

How to Find More Exciting Ideas for Virtual Conferences

We hope that you found the ideas that we’ve shared in this article useful. If you want to get even more inspired for your upcoming events, we invite you to browse our listings.

At The Grable Group, we offer entertainment solutions for both virtual and in-person events. Give us a call at +1 615 283 0039, and let’s work together to make your event more exciting!

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