It’s that time of the year again… conference season! The end of summer is in sight, children will soon be heading back to school, parents have taken their summer vacations and the business world is starting to kick back into gear.
With that comes conference season. People from across the corporate world join together for trade exhibitions, corporate meetings, networking events, educational sessions and so much more.
Yet for the vast majority of people attending, conference life is just part of the job. While they’ll probably learn something or make new businesses connections during those events, they aren’ necessarily engaged or having fun.
The thing is. That really doesn’t have to be the case. There’s no longer an excuse for conference season to be boring. Conferences are only as valuable as you make them. Making your annual conference more exciting this year will increase engagement and intrigue around your discussions.
With that in mind, here’s why you should add a team building event to your conference.
What is a team building event?
Simply put, team building is a collective term for various types of activities that are used to enhance relationships, improve collaboration, increase motivation and celebrate employees within corporate teams.
The purpose of team building events is to motivate people to work better together, to develop their strengths as a team and to enhance collaboration so that groups of people can work together seamlessly.
How your conference will benefit from a team building event
Incorporating exciting and collaborative team building events into your conference provides attendees with a mental break, the opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers, and offers a fun way of highlighting content from your conference.
Here are just a few of the top benefits your business can gain by adding a team building event to your conference.
Build a buzz for your event: The typical employee isn’t particularly thrilled to be heading to a conference. It’s generally a part of the job that they accept, but not something they’d necessarily do given the option. If they know the event will include some exciting breakout sessions where they can connect with their peers, however, that perception changes dramatically.
Enhance networking opportunities: Breaking the ice as an attendee at a conference can be difficult, especially if you don’t really know the people sitting around you. Yet collaboration and communication is so important to generating discussion around your event. Team building events naturally break that ice, and get those attending your conference talking to each other.
Improve attendee engagement: The more excitement and fun your conference attendees are having at the event, the more they are going to be engaged with the content you are providing them with. Team building events help you to enhance the engagement that attendees have with your conference.
What if your conference is online?
Over the past couple of years, conference season has changed dramatically. While some conferences are now able to go back to normal as in-person events, many conferences are now taking place virtually.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider teambuilding. In fact, team building is arguably even more essential for online conferences as attendee engagement is even more difficult to capture with many joining from the comforts of their own home.
Thankfully, there are many virtual team building programs available to your business that you can add seamlessly into your online conference.
How teambonders can help
You’ve got enough on your plate with the organization of your corporate event. That’s why Teambonders has designed a series of turnkey events that deliver high-impact entertainment without high-effort on your part.
Our fully-hosted activities will get your team interacting and learning together in a highly-collaborative process.
Our in-person, virtual and hybrid team building events are customizable programs that add just the right amount of spice to your conference or corporate event. In fact, many of our experiences can be scaled from small groups to teams of up to 1,000 or more.
Interested in learning more about our team building events and how they can enhance your conference? Get in touch with Teambonders today.