Invite Attendees To Engage Through Shared Experiences
Use creative ways to keep your attendees safe while still promoting a high level of engagement. Virtual engagement can be as simple as a chat feature or as complex as polling, live Q&A, photo and video uploads, break-out rooms and document sharing. The options you choose will add value to your attendees and increase engagement with both virtual and in-person attendees.
Advice from the Experts
Providing a pre-arrival “Peace of Mind Kit” with travel/safety tips, event expectations, PPE and sanitizer can be a great way to support your attendees before they start their journey.
Collaborate with your event manager on staggering agenda times of sessions and meals to avoid heavy use of elevators, restrooms and buffet lines.
Progressive meals: use various outlets and spaces on property for full event dining or create smaller groups with varied dining times to diversify your event schedule.
Consider providing appetizers in one space, event breaks or coffee/teatime in general areas, and dinner and dessert within the dining room or other appropriate spaces within the hotel.
Use acrylic table dividers & individual table options for dining functions. Leverage reusable containers for food and beverage.
Engagement Case Study
Hilton innovated to provide a virtual dine-around activation to keep attendees engaged when a traditional trade show dining activation was cancelled due to the pandemic.