Virtual Event Ideas to Inspire Your Next Event
By Katherine Clarke August 15, 2022
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If you are sick and tired of the same old boring encounters at virtual events and need some inspiration to revamp your digital gathering, you’ve come to the right place.

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This list of creative, interactive event ideas will put new life into your corporate meetings, leaving your attendees excited for the next one!

What is a virtual event?

A virtual event is any group gathering that occurs entirely online (we can thank lockdown for that!). Think of your webinars, live streams, web conferences, etc. Virtual events make it possible to build relationships with people all over the globe and create an interactive experience for attendees all while staying fully remote.

What are the types of virtual events?

Virtual events can range from company conferences that reach prospects across the world to online music concerts you can jam out to with your closest friends. If you are looking to maximize your company’s leads and reach a wider audience, conferences, trade shows and webinars are the way to go. On the other hand, if you are looking for inspiration for your next date night or GNI (Girls Night In), online cooking classes, wine tastings and mixology classes are cost efficient ways to have fun from the comfort of your own home. 

How do you make virtual events more interactive?

When people think of virtual networking events they typically think of digital meetings that can be challenging to remain engaged in. If you want all departments in your company to collaborate while keeping everyone interested and on their toes, introduce interactive events that are shorter and occur more frequently. This could be a speed networking event or interactive games that keep your employees engaged and excited.

For entertainment purposes, kick back and freshen up your summer with a summer cocktail mixology class or take a trip to the Italian countryside with a modern Italian cooking class. If you are looking for mid-day activities to boost your mind and body, sign up for a yoga or meditation class to destress and unwind. Keep reading for details on these virtual events and inspiration for your next special occasion!

9 Ideas for Virtual Events


Fun Virtual Event Ideas

Summer Mixology Class

Make your summer extra refreshing by crafting your favorite summer cocktails with your attendees. Become master bartenders by learning how to perfect classic and popular summer drinks like margaritas, mint juleps, and mai tais. Follow along with a 5-star bartender while learning insightful tips and techniques to perfect your skills and wow your guests at the next cocktail party. Click here to check out a premium cocktail class that offers the hottest drinks of the season. 

Taste of Italy

Ciao Italia! Bring authentic Italian cuisine to your kitchen by signing up for a pasta making class taught by a world-class Italian chef. Learn how to master recipes and get insight on the deep Italian cooking traditions that will bring your dish to the next level. Homemade stuffed ravioli or classic fettuccine noodles plus a bottle of red wine is the perfect date night idea for you and that special someone. 

Virtual Wine Tasting

Refine your palate by joining a virtual wine tasting class. Here, world-class chefs and sommeliers will help you examine the wine’s aroma, flavors and textures and what cheeses and meals pair best with your glass!


Creative Virtual Event Ideas


Get loosened up at work and follow along with a fitness instructor for some exercises to relieve neck and shoulder pain. Work out the kinks with low impact exercises that will have you feeling reset and recharged for your next meeting.

Meditation Yoga Class

Clear your mind and unwind with a live meditation yoga class. Follow along with the instructor or listen to them explain the benefits of adding mindfulness and mental health exercises to your routine. Take 20 minutes out of your day for yourself to recharge so you are performing at 100% all of the time! 

Virtual Coffee Break

Do you miss the little things about working in an office, like the conversations you have with your co-workers at the water cooler?  Bring it back with a virtual coffee break!  Allow your remote employees a chance to relax and catch up by devoting 15 minutes to a virtual coffee break.  Everyone can brew up their favorite coffee or tea and bring the break room banter back into the remote workspace.


Virtual Networking Event Ideas

Lightning Leadership Sessions

Get to speak with all departments and all ranks in your company with lightning leadership sessions. Think of this exercise almost as speed dating but you are able to ask all the departments within your company whatever questions are on your mind. Keep employees on their toes by jumping into different breakout rooms for 5-10 minutes at a time to collaborate and briefly discuss operations.

Company Trivia Night

A company trivia night is a great way to break the ice and get to know your co-workers a little bit better.  Brighten up the work day and keep employees entertained by virtually competing to get to know everyone on the team and their hobbies and interests!

Guess Who!

Share a laugh and learn fun facts about your colleagues with a fun game of Guess Who! All you have to do is send out a survey where everyone can anonymously send in their random fact. Next, have your moderator distribute a poll with everyone's names as multiple choice answers.  Guess whose random fact is whose and reveal at the end!

Bring your virtual event ideas to life with Cadence!

Looking to host a virtual event? The Cadence software is perfect for first time users and makes hosting a virtual event easy and efficient.

Elevate your event game by booking a demo with our customer success team to learn about each feature in depth.

Katherine Clarke
Katherine Clarke
Katherine is a Summer Marketing Intern here at Cadence. She loves bringing creativity into her work and thrives off of positive energy in the workspace. Her dream event would be a chill bonfire by the beach with friends and family, and she never gets tired of listening to throwback Taylor Swift songs.
Katherine is a Summer Marketing Intern here at Cadence. She loves bringing creativity into her work and thrives off of positive energy in the workspace. Her dream event would be a chill bonfire by the beach with friends and family, and she never gets tired of listening to throwback Taylor Swift songs.