As event planning of all shapes and sizes begins to transform in many aspects, one key consideration is incorporating health and wellness into your agenda. And for good reason too! Whether the event is in-person, hybrid, remote, or virtual, having health and wellness components will keep your attendees engaged and fulfilled.
Here are a few ways to create a memorable impression of your event, and make health and mindfulness a priority for all!
At one of our most recent conferences, we elected to have daily workout and yoga sessions prior to the general sessions of each day. Even though the conference was completely virtual, this was a great way to engage our attendees and bring everyone together onto the platform before the keynote addresses and general session of that particular day. Some activities that could be incorporated into your conference or event:
- Group Yoga
- HIIT workouts
- Meditation sessions
And keep in mind – there are ways to integrate these activities into a hybrid or virtual conference as well!
Maybe you have heard of challenges like the 48 Hour Film Project or the runDisney Virtual Series. These virtual races and challenges are great ways to engage your attendees to explore a new city, share their hometown, and keep spirits at an all-time high. By tailoring a challenge to your specific event, you can keep everyone energized and simultaneously create content that will be entertaining for all.
Nothing sets the tone like nourishing the mind, spirit, and body. Having a healthy menu can go beyond just adhering to dietary restrictions and including salads on the side. The University of California, Berkeley School of Sustainability has developed guidelines for event planners on how to plan for a balanced menu, with expert recommendations from the American Heart Association, the National Alliance for Activity and Nutrition, and the Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change. Even with a hybrid or virtual event, considering sending snack boxes or gift cards for attendees to promote healthy choices throughout your event.
These only begin to touch on all the health & wellness event ideas we have waiting for you. Looking for more tips? Contact us to discuss how we can help!