Virtual Events are slowly replacing the normal physical events we are used to. All thanks to the Pandemic most events professionals have already been through a crash course in organizing virtual events, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to keep up with expectations.
WHAT ARE VIRTUAL EVENTS?
Virtual Events are also known as online events, virtual conferences or livestream experiences. Events that involve people interacting in an online environment on the web, rather than meeting in a physical location.
“VIRTUAL EVENTS” can also refer to online events that are held in a virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) setting.
Popular uses of virtual events include webinars, live streams, virtual trade shows, online classes, online tours and company events.
BASIC BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL EVENTS
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WHAT IS AN ONLINE SOCIAL EVENT?
An online social event is a gathering that takes place in a digital space, involves two or more people, and allows guests to communicate interactively, smile, laugh, have fun, and bond across absolutely any distance. These can also be virtual corporate events that help to connect colleagues online while working remotely for long periods of time.
20 VIRTUAL SOCIAL EVENT IDEAS
Planning to organize an interesting virtual social event that would wow your audience.
Here are 37 virtual event ideas to inspire your upcoming events.
d a cook or mixologist, and have everyone join in from their kitchens. Even as the pandemic wanes, some people are still wary of socializing like they used to. This kind of activity can also be a great way to bring remote teams together. Even when social distancing is no longer a worry, travel may still not be practical for every social get-together.
TEAM MOVIE NIGHT
Gather everyone for a movie night by having people vote on a selection of movies and you all watch it at the same time, even if they’re not physically being together.
Going to the movies is another activity that was made difficult, if not impossible, by the pandemic, but these limitations forced us to find creative alternatives — and now more and more people are realizing that they don’t always have to leave the house for a fun movie night with friends or coworkers.
VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM
Virtual escape rooms are so much more than escaping rooms. During an online escape room, you and your fellow captives will explore your environment, find clues, examine leads, and unravel the entire enigma to create a path to freedom.
VIRTUAL BEER AND CHEESE HANGOUT
Experience the flavor explosion of bitter or malty beers colliding with the rich brininess of cheese. During a virtual beer and cheese tasting, you’ll reflect deeply on the magical interactions between two amazing flavors.
Grab the IPAs, the ambers, the witbier and the stouts—they can all be friends for one night.
ONLINE GUESS WHO
Match your coworkers with clues from their past and present. You might think you know everything there is to know about your teammates, but when you’re dealing with interests and passions that exist outside the office, you might be in for many delightful surprises. Up the stakes of each guess with some gift cards to hand out as a gift.
VIRTUAL HOLIDAY EVENT
These engaging and fun activities will celebrate the start of the warmest season while making it easy to bond virtually with your coworkers. From online games to trivia and quizzes – this virtual event will celebrate summer with some sunshine. Perfect for a team event anytime in Summer.
VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL GAMES
Learn more about the world we live in through trivia, geography identification questions, and brain teasers designed to keep everyone engaged. Two (or more) teams will face off to flex their knowledge in an international game show competition to determine who’s the real Ferdinand Magellan in the group.
ONLINE GAME SHOW
A virtual game show covers all the bases you want in a night of fun, whether you’re planning virtual birthday parties or filling programming holes in your virtual webinars. You can pack your virtual game night full of activities that create just the effect you’re looking for—competition, laughter, bonding, and more.
VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW
In some cases learn how to do dazzling tricks based on slights of hand, loopholes in perception, and the wonderful art of misdirection. Interactive mind-reading, crazy coincidences, and unbelievable magic coincide in this interactive and seriously memorable experience. Be bowled over by mind-blowing illusions, which have to be seen to be believed.
MAKE YOUR OWN ICE-CREAM FLOAT
Beat the heat with this delicious virtual event. The Ice Cream Float Experience delivers everything needed to make ice cream from home—yes, even the cream! You and your guests will close out this energetic event with incredible homemade ice cream floats—root beer, cherry or orange—whatever floats your boat.
VIRTUAL IMPROV NIGHT
You might not be able to share the hazy and hot atmosphere of a basement comedy club, but you can still share all the laughs. Get the kinds of laughs that make you spit out your drink as you work through improv exercises that require no stage experience or stage presence.
VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR
Virtual museum tour means no crowd. It means no noise from groups of kids on field trips. It means you can experience masterpieces from artists and exhibitors in new ways, taking advantage of the virtual format to explore and reflect on everything you see.
VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT
A virtual scavenger hunt will have you and your faraway friends and colleagues chasing clues, messaging and collaborating in real-time, and drinking up that thrilling sense of getting closer to your goal.
ONE NIGHT IN ROME – ONLINE PASTA MAKING NIGHT CLASS
A night to whip up some fresh pasta dough and learn the basics of pasta making from a professional chef. You’ll also learn some interesting pasta history during this live demonstration where you and your group will practice techniques for making pasta from scratch. Choose from ravioli, fettuccine, gnocchi, tagliatelle, or other types of pasta!
A virtual meditation helps you unlock deep inner reserves of zen. Whether you choose breath work, classic mindfulness, or posed-based meditations, you’ll use your internet connection to find an inner connection with the present being within.
Virtual events are here to stay. New concepts and ideas are constantly being tested and improved upon. Use these ideas as a starting point to your virtual social events. Don’t be afraid to be creative and experimental, since we’ve only scratched the surface. There are a lot more you can give yourself a try on.
VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT
Trivia is a quintessential game night option, and it’s relatively easy to do online. A little healthy competition is always fun, and people love showing off their random knowledge.
If you’re new to virtual events, there are professional services that organize online trivia games and are therefore experienced at
hosting the game and energizing attendees.
VIRTUAL LIVE CONCERT
Virtual live concerts always include a video performance from a musical artist playing live.
Just because you’ve brought your event online doesn’t mean that you need to forego entertainment. Certain virtual event entertainment opportunities, such as musical performances, can translate very well to virtual events.
SIP-AND-PAINT hangouts are always fun, either physical or virtual. Hosting on video chat platforms, where you can watch each other paint the same art and bond while doing so. It encourages creativity while having fun.
For larger teams or industry organizations, prom might be a really fun and social way to bring people together. Everyone gets to dress up and take photos at the comfort of their homes, they should also be asked to bring a date.
Live music will be shared and every activity online.
ONLINE MURDER MYSTERY
This is a digital take on the classic murder mystery dinner party, where guests attend as different characters and must work to reveal the murderer among them. This activity is not only a fun game, but it also forces players to work together, so it can be ideal for team building.