Innovative Event Ideas

Innovative Event Ideas

Are you an event planner responsible for coming up with the innovative event ideas for a fortune-500 company, a business, or office event? Or maybe it’s a private affair. Do we have this right? Listen, of course we have plenty of excellent event ideas listed for you below, but whether it’s a trade show, board retreat event, or a holiday party, the main point is this. The more you can get your attendees and invited guests involved, engaged and talking about your event, the better! The objective is to have an event that gives everyone unique experiences while reaching the important goals of your event. All your event decisions need to be lined up to support that objective. Once you get your ideas worked out, begin thinking about how to blend those ideas into your event.

Creative and Innovative Event Ideas

When it comes to your innovative event ideas, there is one problem you may face. The feeling of “seen it, done it” alive and well in the minds of your guests the moment they are invited to the event. The truth is, they are likely right. But you can really change that perception by doing something different and innovative from very the start. You can make them feel good when they think about the upcoming event. You can make them feel excited and eager to attend. You can make them feel very important! And the sooner, the better!

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Innovative Event Ideas for Event Planning

Listed below you will see a variety of creative, inspiring, innovative and out of the ordinary event ideas to get your event planning started in the right direction.

Inception Events
Creating events that involve adding one event type to another event type has become increasingly popular. This is an example of festive themes being used for company dinners, recreating the atmosphere and holding elegant evening parties.

Augmented Mazes
Augmented reality games (such as seemingly simple mazes) turn small spaces into huge opportunities using virtual reality. It becomes a challenge and participatory activity. In addition, it is also fun to watch from the outside.

Flip Disc Display
Equipped with kinetic energy flip-panel displays, your participants can genuinely interact with your brand. The flip-up disc display uses a 3D camera and a modular panel covered in the disc to display the logo. When a participant enters the frame, the disc will flip to show the participant’s image interacting with your logo. After the participant moves out of the frame, the display will rebuild to show your logo. The flip disc display can also display video content or display tweets using hashtags.

Designate Play Zones
Designate an area to open-competitions at your event. Large-scale nostalgic games such as Jenga, Connect Four and Twister have become a must-have in outdoor events. These super large games also act as interactive decorations and allow people to communicate while playing unique games. They can be grouped into interesting “zones” to not interfere with other components of the program.

A more independent play area with adult coloring book pages, skilled handicraft stations, video games or collaborative painting of murals is another way to promote fun. Attendees can enjoy it independently or with friends.

Hire A Meeting Learning Coach
Hire someone who has a background in education and professional speaking. They will introduce speakers and give out awards.

Beacons
Beacons no longer only apply to the B2C world. This innovative technology is changing the way event organizers interact with participants during and after the event.

Beacons use RFID chips embedded in the name tags of attendees to track the flow of people throughout the event. You can use this data to push customized messages or promotions to attendees. It can also help you understand which attendees participated in which session. You can then use this information to clearly understand which conversations most popular, which customers are interested in specific topics or products, and how to follow up on these events, etc.

Silent Conference
Hold a silent conference where the speaker can connect with the audience. Suppose your venue does not have a separate area. In that case, it is perfect to give keynote speeches without affecting other elements of the event.

LED Robots
There are various sizes of LED robots. Whether you have them dancing around or being the joker and posing for selfies, your guests will for sure be talking about it!

3D Photo Booth
Use this 3D result to capture your participants from all angles and create interesting content to share on social media.

Projection Mapping
Take your event to the next level through projection mapping. The projection map uses the physical characteristics and contours of your space. It turns them into the display surface of the video content. You can use projection mapping to make attendees admire and create buzz around the event to create an immersive guest experience.

Fishbowl Chats
This is a new technique for brainstorming at conferences. A center circle of attendees sits and discusses a topic in detail, while others observe! It is an interesting way to include introverts and extroverts in planning and activities.

Sustainable Trade Shows
For trade shows or exhibitions, cardboard booths are becoming more and more popular. It demonstrates the corporate social responsibility of a brand. They are also unique, easy to sign and highly adaptable to space and needs. In addition, they are easily transportable.

Video Booths
Suppose you need content for the event highlight reel. In that case, a video booth is a perfect way to capture memories recorded by attendees. When edited together, it can make for a perfect video testimonial; just let attendees know how you intend to use it.

Speed It Up
Attendees have a short attention span. It is becoming more and more important for events and brands to communicate quickly. Fastpresentations are becoming people’s favorite format, such as in 5 minutes or less! There is no longer time for lengthy keynote speeches from various speakers.

Gamify Sponsorship Activations
Show off your sponsors in an interesting and playful way by interactively displaying their products or services. Consider offering fun ball pits or even CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) feedback stations (such as making bicycles for children or making care kits for people in need). Guests passing through your sponsor area will feel compelled to participate.

Give Everyone A Voice
Put the power in the participants’ hands to experience various fun and innovative ideas that the guests clearly want to experience! Promote interactive sessions or create a poll on what attendees want to see next.

Augmented Booth Tours
Provide touch screens and headsets for an augmented reality tour and add exciting elements (such as this example) to bring the background and booth walls to life. It increases the time spent in your booth and eliminates the need for employees to show to visitors so that they have their own experience and focus on the parts they want to.

Giant Touch Screens
We are all used to smartphones and touch screens, but these giant versions require more than one participant to operate. Having large games and activities to encourage other people to work together.

Mixed Reality Photo Opps
Give participants a token photo gift memory to take away from the event in the form of mixed reality photos. The options are endless, and you can seamlessly integrate products, brands, and sponsorships into the final result.

Augmented Reality Thrills
Creating an immersive experience that appeals to different emotions using augmented reality to add a thrill element takes your activity to the next level. By using big LED screens, you can create opportunities to immerse attendees into so many different situations.

 

Are you in charge of a business event, company event, golfing event or the invitations ideas? The objectives and goals of most corporate events will differ substantially for every event. This makes the planning, production and execution of your event ideas will be very different from another event. Because of this, it can be quite challenging to square the corporate objectives and goals for the event you are planning. Additionally, there is the added pressure for new creative and innovative guest experiences and event ideas. And it really makes no difference whether the event is virtual or live.

TYPES OF CORPORATE EVENT OBJECTIVES
+ Stimulate Social Media Coverage
+ Motivate Sales Personnel
+ Entertain Executives And Managers
+ Create Press Coverage
+ Support Above The Line Marketing Activities
+ Making The Boss Happy
+ Changing Customers’ Perceptions
+ Making A Team Bond

CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS RESPONSIBILITIES
+ Conferences
+ Awards Ceremonies
+ Employee Training
+ Trade Shows
+ Sales Meetings
+ User Events
+ Seminars
+ Meetings
+ Board Retreats
+ Focus Groups
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Dinners
+ Product Launches
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Client Entertaining
+ Team Building

CORPORATE EVENT VENUE MAIN FACTORS
+ Timing
+ Tech Facilities
+ Sustainability
+ Staff
+ Services
+ Location
+ Infrastructure
+ Climate
+ Catering
+ Capacity
+ Accessibility

CORPORATE EVENT TYPES
+ Milestones
+ Meetings
+ Celebrations
+ Seminars
+ Product Launches
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Dinners
+ Awards Ceremonies
+ Trade Shows
+ Corporate Parties
+ Employee Training
+ Client Entertaining
+ Sales Meetings
+ User Events
+ Conferences
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Holiday
+ Focus Groups
+ Business Anniversary
+ Board Retreats
+ Team Building

CHECKLIST FOR CORPORATE EVENTS
+ Audio Visual (AV)
+ Branding
+ Budgeting
+ Catering Arrangements
+ Communications
+ Contracting
+ Event Decor
+ Event Design
+ Event Marketing
+ Event Technology
+ Exhibitors
+ Final Preparation
+ Health and Safety
+ Meeting Design
+ Meeting Engagement
+ Offsite Venue
+ Performers
+ Production
+ Program
+ Project Management
+ Registration
+ Registrations
+ Research
+ Room Setup
+ Social Media
+ Speakers
+ Staffing
+ Vendors/Suppliers
+ Venue Catering
+ Website

INTERNAL EVENT CHECKLIST
+ Award Ceremonies
+ Board Retreats
+ Conferences
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Meetings
+ Parties
+ Private Dinners
+ Product Reveals
+ Sales Meetings
+ Team Building
+ Training

EVENT PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR PUBLIC EVENTS
+ Product Launches
+ Trade Show Booth Exhibits
+ Running A Public Exhibition
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Trade Shows Space
+ Focus Groups
+ User Conferences
+ User Events
+ Client Entertaining
+ Event Exhibitors
+ Seminars

CORPORATE EVENT EXPERIENCES IDEAS
+ VIP Shuttle
+ Inflatable Games
+ Climbing Wall
+ Indoor Fields
+ Wine Blending
+ Bowling
+ 360-degree Photo Booth
+ VR Game Experiences
+ Hover Ball Archery
+ Matching Step and Repeat
+ Photo Booth
+ Performance Companies
+ Casino Tables
+ Digital Forest
+ Selfie Props
+ Digital Walls
+ Neon Light-Up Furniture

CORPORATE EVENT NETWORKING GAMES IDEAS
+ Networking Lounge
+ Giant Chess
+ Escape Rooms
+ Inflatable Obstacle Courses
+ Ball Pit
+ Segmented Escape Rooms
+ Ice Breakers
+ Peekaboo Step & Repeat
+ Big Scalextric
+ Change Teams Each Time
+ Casino Tables

CORPORATE EVENT TECHNOLOGY IDEAS
+ Headshot Lounge
+ Virtual Reality Headsets
+ Wearable Feedback Technology
+ iPad Food Ordering
+ Circular LED Screen
+ 360-degree Video
+ Digital Graffiti Wall
+ 360-degree Photography
+ Photo Booth GIF Maker
+ Gesture Control Presentations

CORPORATE TRADE SHOW IDEAS
+ Smart Badges
+ VR Demos
+ Corporate Stands
+ Slide Decks
+ Beacons
+ Cut Out Backdrops
+ Demo Stations

CORPORATE EVENT BRANDING IDEAS
+ Branded Segways
+ Roaming Competitions
+ Branded Swag
+ Limited Pop-Ups
+ Unique Staff Uniforms
+ Activation Pillars
+ Tethered Hot Air Balloons
+ External Stair Wraps
+ Branded Furniture
+ Branded Balloons
+ Dessert Signage
+ Charging Stations

CORPORATE EVENT DECOR IDEAS
+ Aerial Hoops
+ Balloon Ceiling
+ Branded Balloons
+ Cut Out Backdrops
+ Fabric Tunnels
+ Focal Pieces
+ Indoor Tailgate
+ Picture Profile Runway
+ Project Mapping
+ Props
+ Standing Desks
+ Sustainability Concepts
+ Unique Dance Floors
+ Unusual Venues

CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS
+ Corporate Percussion Groups
+ Dance Groups
+ Ipad Magicians
+ Laser Shows
+ LED Shows
+ Roaming Entertainment
+ Sand Artists
+ Synchronized Swimmers
+ Talking Robots
+ Video Mapping
+ Walking Robots

CORPORATE GIFTS IDEAS
+ Accommodation Paid
+ Community Focus
+ Corporate Subscriptions
+ Gigeo Video Invitations
+ Gourmet Hampers
+ Overnight Stay
+ Professional Coaching Day

CORPORATE EVENT CATERING IDEAS
+ Niche Snacks
+ Private Chef
+ Bespoke Mini Boards
+ Servers
+ Food Infusion
+ Canape Junk Food
+ Ice Luge
+ Sponsored Cocktails
+ Drink Stations
+ Interactive Gourmet
+ Canape Spoons
+ Smoothie Jars
+ Donut Wall
+ Vintage Drink Bus
+ Dinner Boxes
+ Mixologists

CORPORATE FOOD and BEVERAGE IDEAS
+ Trash Can Nachos
+ Charcoal Lemonade
+ Share Boards
+ Portable Shrimp and Grits
+ Rainbow Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
+ Sushi Rainbow
+ Floral Ice Bucket
+ Shaved Ice
+ Bacon Bar
+ Fruit and Veggie Animals
+ Tacos and Mini Margaritas
+ Donut Wall
+ Booze-Free Cocktail Bar
+ Champagne Jelly Cubes
+ Cactus Macaroons
+ Savory Lollipops
+ Personal Pineapple
+ Stir-fried Ice Cream Parlor
+ Pretzel Station
+ Strawberry Roses
+ Caramel Garnish
+ Mini Pails of Food
+ Willy Wonka-sized Chocolate Fountain
+ Creme Brulee Shooters

VIRTUAL EVENT IDEAS
+ Virtual Coffee Breaks
+ Virtual Concerts
+ Virtual Scavenger Hunt
+ Virtual Job Fair
+ Virtual Trade Show
+ Virtual Cooking Class
+ Virtual Dinner Party
+ Virtual Jam Sessions
+ Virtual Conference
+ Virtual Wine Tasting Kits
+ Virtual Guess Who
+ Virtual Murder Mystery Dinner
+ Virtual Open Day
+ Virtual Crime Scene Investigation
+ Virtual In-It To Win-It
+ Virtual Product Launch
+ Virtual Fitness Session
+ Virtual Poker Tournament
+ Virtual Murder Mystery
+ Virtual Escape Room
+ Virtual Improv
+ Virtual Education Fair
+ Virtual Bingo
+ Virtual Benefits Fair
+ Virtual Yoga Classes
+ Virtual Casino Night
+ Virtual Exhibition Fair
+ Virtual Charades
+ Virtual Onboarding Fair
+ Virtual Trivia Nights
+ Virtual Career Fair

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