As the new year gets into full swing, you may wonder how to make your business conferences more engaging for your employees and attendees. Think outside the box this year with these trending business conference ideas for 2023!
Conference attendees want to leave your event feeling rejuvenated and inspired. However, typical hotel ballrooms offer cookie-cutter experiences that don’t encourage creativity in most cases. Inspire your attendees to contemplate, reenergize, and develop innovative solutions by holding your conference in a non-traditional space. Canterbury Conference Center offers 48 acres of secluded beauty, including a lake, walking trails, and a mix of large and small meeting rooms. It’s the perfect setting for your next business conference.
Hybrid Attendance Options
Conference attendees want flexible registration options, both in person and virtually. Hybrid conferences allow guests to choose how they attend your event, either in person, online, or a combination of both. You can reach more attendees and provide various ticket options for different budgets. Once in-person conferences resumed after the pandemic, hybrid attendance was a standard option for many venues. Guests saw the immediate benefits of hybrid attendance, and conference leaders have continued offering this option ever since. Whether you live stream an in-person conference, record videos for future viewing, or bundle panel discussions into an online course that can be sold separately, there are endless opportunities for a larger audience to experience your event without traveling.
Interactive technology allows guests at large conferences to engage with presenters and other attendees in a whole new way. Attendees can use their smartphones throughout the conference to participate in a wide range of activities, such as answering live polls or asking a speaker a question. Take technology to the next step by creating an exclusive conference app where attendees can find information about class sessions, networking events, or other activities related to the conference all in one place.
A new trending conference concept is developing conferences with solopreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners in mind. These business owners wear many hats and need a tranquil, distraction-free place for reflection to continue their work. Solo retreats allow sole business owners to skip the hustle and bustle of a typical convention and focus on relaxing and unwinding in a serene environment. Canterbury Conference Center offers just that, whether you wish to spend an afternoon writing the next chapter of your book overlooking Lake Gem or take a break from technology in our screen-free hotel rooms.
Focus on Rejuvenation
Breakout and panel sessions that run from 8 am to 6 pm each conference day can easily cause attendee burnout. To ensure this doesn’t happen at your next event, offer “brain breaks” where guests can get fresh air and process what they’ve just learned. You could also consider scheduling special breakout sessions focusing on wellness topics, like managing stress at work or participating in a group yoga class.
Reserve Your 2023 Conference at Canterbury Conference Center
Canterbury Conference Center is one of Orlando’s most relaxing conference centers. Our facility in Oviedo, Florida, can accommodate groups from 10 to 200 people. Our beautiful property allows your guests to draw on the inspiration of nature around them with indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. Learn more about hosting your event at Canterbury Conference Center here. Ready to reserve your conference? Contact us online or call our guest services team at 407-365-5571.