11 Unique Virtual Event Ideas You May Have Missed
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27 Apr

11 Unique Virtual Event Ideas You May Have Missed

We know why you’re here. You have been racking your brain thinking about what’s the next online virtual event strategy to do and now you find yourself scouring the web for new event ideas — it’s okay! We’ve all been there. It can be frustrating even for experienced event professionals to come up with new unique ideas to amp up an event’s experience and in this article, we’ve got you covered! We created a checklist of 11 unique ideas you can use to make new memorable event experiences this 2021.
 
Challenge Your Participants
 

Challenge Your Participants

This is the era of social media challenges and you can incorporate this into your event before, during, or even after. Remember the sudden popularity of the mannequin challenge? How about the Harlem shake challenge? You’ve seen these become the rage to netizens all around the world and just the mere mention of the challenge sparks conversation. It’s smart taking advantage of these different trends that pop up one after another. Why not create a trend of your own?

Host a Virtual Halftime Show


Host a Virtual “Halftime Show” with Live Artists/Special Guest Performers

Treat your event like it’s a major sports event with a halftime show. Invite special guest performers to entertain your attendees for an intermission. This is also a good strategy to attract people to attend and give them something more to look forward to.
 
Provide Chat Rooms and Pre-Event Networking Lounges
 

Provide Chat Rooms and Pre-Event Networking Lounges

Your participants will want to sit down and network with other participants. You can give the early attendees a platform to connect sooner with each other by providing virtual lounges or chat rooms even before the event takes place. This allows them to be more comfortable with early introductions and be provided with an early experience.
 
Create a Virtual Environment
 

Create a Virtual Environment

This is the time for digital advancement. Virtual events are definitely here to stay and with the rampant choices of event software available, creating a customized digital event is completely possible. You have the ability to host meetings with virtual event platforms — producing a whole show that mimics an actual onsite event and giving your participants a close-to-reality experience.
 
Give Out Souvenirs
 

Give Out Souvenirs

Souvenirs are a great way to make your event more memorable. Small memorabilia will leave a lasting impression on your participants and leave them a piece of your event with them. It can be as personal as it can be such as customized keychains, mugs, and other unique knick-knacks.
 
Hold Promos on Different Platforms
 

Hold Promos on Different Platforms

This is more on the side of your marketing efforts, spearheaded by your marketing team. Promotions can be hosted on the different platforms available. Utilize your website for event blogs or have it posted on other partner websites, promote on your social media pages, have them share the event post and possibly even create an online contest or a raffle.
 
Promote Exclusive Events
 

Promote Exclusive Events

People like having experiences that make them feel special; an event that is specifically made for them and only they have the privilege of enjoying it. You have the option to mold and promote your event into an “exclusive” invitation-only experience. Focus on elements that will deliver a high-quality experience in a very immersive, customized virtual environment.
 
Set Up Virtual Booths
 

Set Up Virtual Photo Booths

Chances are, you’ve visited a few events and noticed a common area most of them feature —  Photo Booths! You probably have posed for a picture in one of these and enjoyed it with your friends and colleagues and have that visual memory right in your hands. You can still integrate that form of entertainment into a virtual setting and provide a lasting, tangible memory that they can look back to and remind them of the unique experience that is your event.
Collect Data with In-Session Live Polling
 

Collect Data with In-Session Live Polling

Live polling is one of the most simple yet effective tools for collecting live data from your participants. Have your speakers and session moderators put up polls during live webinars and increase its engagement opportunities.

Hire Professionals for a Live F&B Tutorial
 

Hire Professionals for a Live F&B Tutorial

It’s fun to learn new things, especially in the kitchen. Hire a professional chef to demonstrate how to cook interesting and mouth-watering dishes or a mixologist to introduce a new cocktail mix that your guests will enjoy learning. You can even hire a flair bartender to amp up the entertainment quality.

Include Gamification Mechanics
 

Include Gamification Mechanics

Increase engagement even more by adding the element of games to your event. Host games and fire up the competitive spirit of your participants with a point system wherein a winner will arise victorious in the end. Game ideas could be easter egg hunts, quizzes, early-bird system, badge scans, or even photo contests. It’s unique, rewarding, and makes the event even more memorable. It can be as easy as integrating a mobile phone app to your attendee’s devices.
 

The Ultimate Unique Event Experience

Setting up a customized blueprint and implementing it into an event is an extremely rewarding experience but can be rather challenging. What will make it stand out compared to others and make it more memorable? Sky's the limit, we say! With eShow, you can upgrade your next meeting and customize it as far as your creativity goes! We provide a wide variety of conference event management tools that can take your virtual event to the next level. Contact us and let’s talk about it. We have a tailored demo waiting for you.