Whenever you’re planning a virtual event – be it for teamworking, networking, or not working at all – the challenge is getting and keeping your audience engaged. You want to create an experience that captures attention, connects with the audience on an emotional level, and inspires them in some way. That’s where immersive virtual events come in, and we have a few ideas to help your organization plan an amazing online experience.
Here's what you’ll learn about:
• Unique Virtual Music Performances
• Virtual Escape Rooms
• Interactive Magic Shows
• Virtual Cocktail Hours
• Improv Comedy Performances
What is an Immersive Virtual Event?
Immersive virtual events are online events that completely immerse the audience in the experience. Attendees of immersive virtual events often connect emotionally to the content, helping them feel highly engaged and present in the moment.
Mind-Blowing Immersive Virtual Event Ideas
1. Unique Virtual Music Performances
There’s something immediately engaging about live music that draws people in, and you can recreate this experience virtually with an artist that fits your event vibe. For example, freestyle rapper Harry Mack has been a favorite among organizations looking for a casual, fun, and immersive experience. He’s famous for asking attendees to give him just a few words and then creating an entire performance around it.
If rapping isn’t your style, then you may want to feature your favorite local artists. This can be especially interesting when you want to highlight the music popular to your region, and it can be an exciting way to engage your audience in the fun.
2. Virtual Escape Rooms
You may have participated in an escape room before, but have you ever done it virtually? It’s quite possibly one of the best ways to immerse your audience in a fun, interactive event no matter where in the world attendees join.
Here’s how it works: Once you establish teams from within your group, each team works together to solve riddles and complete puzzles to “escape the room” first. When you do this event virtually, you can utilize breakout rooms to simulate escape rooms.
3. Interactive Magic Shows
Magic shows aren’t just for kids. In fact, virtual magic shows are becoming popular as interactive online events for organizations of all sizes. That’s because attendees are not just watching the show; they are participating in it, too. Magicians know that virtual events must be more engaging with an online audience, so they’ve come up with lots of ways to get attendees involved and having fun. If you don’t believe it, just give it a try, and see the reactions you get from everyone.
4. Virtual Cocktail Hours
Take your happy hour online with an immersive virtual cocktail class. Whether someone from your team leads the event or you hire an outside company, attendees will learn how to craft delicious cocktails from home. To make this event immersive and engaging, be sure to send any ingredients and supplies to your attendees well before the event.
5. Improv Comedy Performances
When you want to give your audience the ultimate online experience, go for improv comedy. There are plenty of comedy groups going virtual these days, and you can easily get your audience involved with the performance. Some comedy teams will even ask for information about your event or from your attendees ahead of time to make it more personalized and memorable.
Host Your Immersive Virtual Events with BlueJeans
BlueJeans Virtual Events is a highly interactive, production-grade virtual events platform that can scale to 150,000 attendees and 150 presenters worldwide. It’s the ideal platform for hosting your next immersive event online, and you can even livestream your event for greater reach and engagement.
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