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Top Break Time Events for Business Conferences

by Nook Meetings & Events on January 24, 2020

Are you looking for exciting ideas to re-energize your attendees during breaks at your upcoming conference? Business-related events can often leave people guessing what to do during break times. Is it time to socialize, check emails or return calls? Run to the restroom and grab a quick cup of coffee? 

We want to help you add a bit of excitement to your next business event. Read on to discover the ten most engaging break time ideas for your next business conference. 

Innovative and Interactive Conference Break Ideas

Scheduling fifteen-minute breaks every hour will help your guests feel more engaged, focused and better able to process the information they've received. Try these 10 ideas to fuel your attendees with positive energy and productivity:

  1. Encourage guests to get their heart rates up: Physical activity can go a long way in reducing stress and increasing engagement. Try organizing a basketball shootout, five-minute stairwell-climb challenge, brisk fifteen-minute walk or relay-style break time events. Opt for other sports-related break time activities that can be played in business attire without breaking too much of a sweat. At Spooky Nook Meetings & Events, we offer plenty of corporate team building activities.
  2. Organize scavenger hunts: Scavenger hunts can keep attendees active and engaged with others. If a high-ticket item is awarded to the winner, there will likely be a higher level of engagement from participants.
  3. Offer door prizes and raffle drawings: What better break time event than a raffle drawing? Prizes and raffles are a great way for guests to interact with one another between sessions. 
  4. Turn up the music: Get attendees up and moving with a five to 10-minute dance party. 
  5. Offer food or a sweet treat: Snacks like trail mix give guests an energy-rich combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. 
  6. Put on a five-minute comedy act: Laughter is a surefire way to boost your attendees' mood and offer an interactive form of entertainment during break time. 
  7. Lead attendees through a 10-minute meditation session: Simple breathing techniques can benefit both beginners and seasoned meditators. 
  8. Encourage attendees to get some fresh air: Getting even a few minutes of fresh air has been proven to boost mood and brain function. 
  9. Give an inspirational speech: Inviting a speaker to give an inspirational speech during break time is an excellent way to boost guests' overall outlook on the conference. 
  10. Serve green tea: Green tea is a healthy alternative to coffee that offers caffeine and antioxidants.

Host Your Next Business Conference at Spooky Nook Meetings & Events

If you're looking to host a business conference in Central PA, look no further. We offer flexible spaces for breakout sessions, distinctive food and beverage choices, and free WiFi that supports the use of multiple devices and high-quality presentations. Choose from our selection of meeting rooms, banquet rooms, flexible meeting spaces and business meeting spaces

Offer your team something different with Spooky Nook's 700,000 square feet of event space, team building activities, on-site restaurant, and 135 room on-site hotel. Let us find the right room, layout and/or catering services for your next conference, trade show or business event. Contact us to learn more about our event spaces today or to schedule a tour. 

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