Virtual conferences have become the go-to solution for companies looking to conveniently engage employees and attendees from different geographical regions. Fully remote companies, hybrid work forces, and even those who work exclusively from the office are supplementing or replacing in-person gatherings with online conferences to provide additional networking opportunities and enhance the employee experience. And what does every virtual conference need? An exciting team building event to bring attendees together and form memories they won’t forget!
Our ideas for virtual conferences connect attendees and promote positive energy and engagement throughout your event. We also help facilitate networking between participants. In fact, we recommend not letting participants choose their own teams for our games so that everyone mixes, mingles and forms new connections. All of our virtual conference ideas use games and friendly competition to get participants collaborating and working toward a common goal. Because we break participants out into small teams, there is a lot of individual interaction and communication. This helps attendees both form new connections and deepen bonds with colleagues they already know.
One of the reasons our retreat team building games are so effective at strengthening relationships is because of our high moderator to participant ratio. Participants have a host guiding them at all times, so no one is ever left to wonder what they’re supposed to do next. The moderators will show participants everything they need to see and tell them everything they need to know. Instead of worrying about how to operate the platform, players can focus on networking and building connections with one another.
Escapely’s virtual conference ideas bring the team building element to a variety of virtual corporate events, from virtual conferences to remote team retreats and offsites to virtual sales kickoffs and much more. We integrate seamlessly with your overall event to provide a virtual team building activity that is both fun and enriching. Our virtual conference ideas and games break up the seminars and long meetings to allow attendees to interact and connect. Arguably, this is the most important part of a virtual conference!
Our virtual escape rooms are the perfect team building activity for a virtual conference because they are specifically designed to get all participants talking out loud and working together. This makes them a great choice when not everyone knows one another well. Players encounter puzzles and challenges that they must brainstorm together and collaborate to solve before they can move on to the next stage. Our events are fully hosted, including a lively emcee and a dedicated moderator for each small team. The dedicated moderators are there to guide them through the game, provide hints, and answer questions.
Our escape room event is set up as a competition, which gets everyone even more engaged and working together toward a common goal. Because of the competition structure in which everyone plays the game as a race in small teams, our virtual escape rooms are scalable to very large groups and can be customized to the needs of any organization. They’re excellent choices for virtual conferences, remote work retreats, and other virtual corporate events.
Virtual trivia is a great virtual conference idea because everyone loves a chance to showcase their knowledge of niche categories. The event is also a great way for attendees to create memories and connections - everyone will remember the girl who knew the chemical structure for ATP or the guy who had memorized every episode of Seinfeld! Teams work through six different themed categories so there’s a chance for everyone to contribute. In between rounds, all teams check back in together to get live score updates, which really eggs on the competition. It’s a company retreat game in which participants will laugh, connect, and learn more about each other.
Escapely virtual trivia is fully hosted with an energetic emcee and each team has a dedicated quizmaster guiding them through each rapid-fire round. The event is also scalable to any group size - smaller groups have fewer teams and larger groups have more teams competing. Because of the variety, virtual trivia works equally well for sales kickoff activities and work retreat games.
Our virtual murder mystery is a popular option for a virtual conference, virtual work retreat, or virtual corporate event because everyone loves an opportunity to pretend to be a detective. In our murder mystery, participants get to play investigator and try to crack the case. Our incredible actors play the suspects and improv in character with each team as players try to gather information, collect evidence, and catch them in a lie. Your attendees don’t need to prepare anything and will not need to act in character - they are simply there to get to the bottom of the crime!
This event is also set up as a competition, which ups the ante. It’s not just a matter of figuring out who did it - teams also get points for identifying each suspect’s motive, alibi, and catching someone in a lie. The virtual murder mystery is a perfect fit for virtual corporate events of up to about 300 attendees. For larger groups, we can divide into multiple sessions or recommend the virtual escape room.
THANK YOU Escapely for your guidance and expertise!
THANK YOU Escapely for your guidance and expertise for assisting me with our Team Summit here at Capital One on Friday, February 18. Thank you to Malia for being readily available and communicative, which made the process seamless. I look forward to working with Escapely in the future!
It was easy to coordinate, user-friendly, and most important – FUN and engaging!
Our global, diverse team truly enjoyed our experience with this virtual team building event. It was easy to coordinate, user-friendly, and most important – FUN and engaging! I highly recommend this to leaders who are looking for an opportunity to connect with their employees and strengthen engagement & collaboration.
Senior Director, Global Sourcing
The hosts had great energy and it was really well organized.
Escapely is a wonderful company for a group virtual event! The hosts had great energy, it was really well organized, and the client relations team was very helpful and accommodating. We will most certainly schedule another team event through Escapely!
We loved the escape room so much, we came back for a murder mystery!
We were looking for a unique team building event for our corporate team, with many of us located in different cities and countries. Escapely fit the bill perfectly. We loved the virtual escape room so much, we came back for a murder mystery. I highly recommend!
Senior Director of Intellectual Property
The planning process was seamless and virtual trivia itself was a blast!
Our virtual event with Escapely was fantastic! The planning process was seamless and virtual trivia itself was a blast. The hosts had such high energy and fun banter and everyone who participated had an awesome time.
Virtual conferences are an easy and convenient way to connect attendees all over the world. But to create a memorable virtual conference that reaps benefits for the attendees, you must include opportunities for participants to engage with one another and network with new faces. Just like any corporate event, a virtual corporate event must break up seminars and long meetings with conversation, networking, and meaningful connection. A virtual team building game is the perfect way to accomplish this! Our games get participants out of their shell and communicating from the start so there are no awkward introductions or silences.
Some conference planners hold our team building events as a virtual conference kick-off so that attendees form real bonds with other attendees right from the start. The connections formed help participants stay more engaged throughout other parts of the conference and create even deeper connections as the virtual corporate event continues. Other companies choose to hold our virtual event as a wrap-up to unite participants and end the virtual conference on an interactive note. This brings attendees together one last time for some fun, laughter, and team building and ensures that the last memory of the conference will be a positive one!
Another way to make your virtual corporate event even more exciting is to offer a prize for the winners of the team building game. Our virtual conference ideas are all based on a competition and people take this extremely seriously even with nothing on the line! Adding a prize not only ensures increased engagement with the event, but also gets teams collaborating more quickly in an attempt to win. We have seen companies offer gift cards, gift baskets, event tickets, and complimentary tickets to next year’s virtual conference.
To make your virtual conference activity successful, it’s important to leave planning to the professionals. There are many components that go into planning a virtual team building event and it takes a seasoned events company to pull it off. We handle all details, integrate seamlessly into your event, and provide a lot of staff to make sure it runs smoothly! Let us handle your bonding activity so that you can focus on making the rest of the virtual conference a success.
Our team building games are a perfect fit for a wide variety of virtual events. Whether you are hosting a virtual conference in which attendees don’t know each other well or a remote company retreat looking to deepen relationships amongst employees who work together, our virtual team building events will get everyone feeling connected and aligned toward a common goal. Our events make excellent retreat team building games, virtual sales kickoffs, and everything in between. Below are some of the most common virtual corporate events we host, but we can do absolutely anything!
Online Company Retreats
Virtual Sales Kickoffs
Round Table Discussions
Product Launches and Promotions
Awards and Recognition Programs
Other Virtual Corporate Events
Virtual conferences have many benefits over their in-person counterparts. They are more convenient, more inclusive for all participants, and more cost-effective than their in-person counterparts. This leaves more budget for team building activities that are crucial to the success of your employees. Team building activities reap benefits like increased bonding, strengthened leadership skills, and opportunities to practice teamwork and problem solving. Virtual conferences make additional team building activities possible more than once per year.
Virtual conferences make attendance easy for both the organizer and for participants. For the organizer, there are fewer complicated logistics to arrange. There is no venue or hotel to reserve and it is easier to arrange speakers when they can dial-in via video conference without having to travel. Of course, it’s important to replace the in-person socialization that occurs at a live conference, and that is exactly where our fun virtual conference ideas come in. When you work with a seasoned event provider like Escapely, we do the heavy lifting so that you can relax and enjoy!
For participants, attending is much more convenient. Instead of spending hours in the car, in an airport, or on a flight, participants can get straight to the important content without wasting any time. Virtual corporate events are accessible with the click of a button! They don’t require transportation and there are no complicated overnight logistics or family coordination for attendees to figure out.
Virtual conferences are a way to include participants from all over the world who might not otherwise be able to attend an in-person event. Depending on the company, many times it is impractical to include everyone at an in-person conference. Some participants are too far away for travel to be possible and others have life events that prevent them from traveling at that time. In those cases, virtual corporate events allow companies to be inclusive for everyone. Our virtual conference ideas work with participants all over the world and it is usually only a matter of finding time windows that overlap with all of the necessary time zones. We can always help with that!
Because there are no flights, hotels, or venues to rent, virtual conferences are an extremely cost-effective alternative to in-person conferences. This leaves more budget for the important team building activities included in our virtual conference ideas - these reap incredible value on your employees and organization! With the cost savings you get hosting a virtual conference, you can host more retreats and gatherings than would otherwise be possible, making team building a year-round occurrence!