Engage Conference Attendees With On-Trend Fun

Panel presentations, seminars, and networking sessions are all important parts of a successful conference. But have you considered scheduling a mid-conference puppy-palooza? Or an evening pub crawl? Meeting planners are building in fun extras and trendy activities to engage attendees between conference sessions. From food tours to virtual reality games, Long Beach offers a variety of ways to make your meeting special.

Speaking of great visuals, you may have seen celebrities on the red carpet interacting with high-tech cameras that circle them while they stand on a platform or zoom in to create a slow motion video clip. Make your conference attendees feel like stars with a 360 video booth from Bella Expressions or Magic Lens Photo Booths. Not only is taking turns with the video booth fun for your guests, but also they get an amazing souvenir they can share on social media. Local photobooth company Snap Yourself! can create a custom selfie spot for your attendees with a themed backdrop and a remote, so they can take control of when the photo is captured.

With technology constantly changing the game, event experts are seeing new games and other activities being requested for conferences, like golf simulators and other virtual reality experiences. Birdies and Brews and Top Golf are two local golf simulator companies that can bring their equipment to your location. For those who want to take groups offsite for team building during the convention, Dave & Busters and Bad Axe Throwing offer games to stoke a little friendly competition.

Health and wellness is emerging as a trend for event planners, who are seeing more requests for setting up options like 5K run/walk events and yoga sessions for attendees. Yogalution Movement and Wellness is well known in Long Beach for their daily free yoga sessions for hundreds of people in Bluff Park. Their staff can lead a yoga class for your attendees that will help break up a long day of sessions. Other athletic events can help get the blood flowing. One recent convention hosted a pickleball and cornhole tournament on the Terrace Plaza. An idea that will boost everyone’s serotonin and relieve stress? Create a puppy zone where attendees can get their fill of furry cuddles and cuteness.

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Claire Atkinson