More events are being held online than ever before, and if you're the one hosting the virtual conference, this is an opportunity you should be excited about. There are lots of ways to get people buzzing about your event, even if they won't be physically present. We've got some ideas on how to pick the perfect gifts for speakers, attendees and more.
When planning a virtual event, it's important to take care of your presenters. Upscale gifts – retail brands, backpacks, insulated drinkware, some nice earbuds or a comfy jacket – are a great way to do just that. Gift them on their own or as part of a larger bundle. Check out these gifts that make presenters feel appreciated for speaking at your conference.
9020-39 Thule Achiever 15" Computer Backpack 1629-10 Welly® Original & Traveler Bundle Set
7196-06 SkullCandy® Cassette Bluetooth Headphones TM18153/TM98153 Panorama Hybrid Knit
Obviously, you want to drive big registration numbers. Makes sense. Without a physical building to limit you, you can accommodate a lot more people. Premium gifts are the perfect way to incentivize people to register. By offering a special gift to the first hundred or so people who sign up for the conference, you'll get more registrants – and they'll get a nifty new gift. Drinkware, backpacks and hats are an easy choice. And thankfully, one size fits all. (Pro tip: People love posting pics of their cool new swag on social media!)
1626-22 Arctic Zone® Titan Thermal HP® Copper Bottle 3750-16 Merchant & Craft Grayley 15" Backpack
TM32022 Composite Ballcap
Getting people excited about your event is important. A swag bag for attendees is an easy way to get generate some buzz – and also an opportunity to add sponsors. Even with virtual events, companies can be enlisted to sponsor different parts of the day – breakfast, lunch break or maybe happy hour after 5. Then you include a related product with that company's logo in the swag bag.
CV-770x 5"x7" ClearValue NotePad w/ Cougar Pen 7901-06 Recycled Cotton Convention Tote
7141-70 Umbra Qi Wireless Charging Pad TM18136/TM98136 Kirkwood Knit Jacket
SM-6912 Brea 12oz Vacuum Bottle
Contests are a great way to keep people engaged during your event. By raffling off a couple of big-ticket items – like wireless tech or some high-end luggage – you can reward people for their participation. And since these are popular, high-quality products, they'll get lots of use. Here are some of our favorite gifts for getting the crowd to engage with your event:
7198-63 Braavos True Wireless Auto Pair Earbuds 8052-97 High Sierra 20" Hardside Luggage
7197-29 LightUp Logo Speaker w/ Wireless Charging Powerbank
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