Are you in the middle of organizing a social gathering or event? Do you find it challenging to come up with enticing activities that observe social distancing?
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left the event services industry with one big question: How can they continue business while promoting social distancing to their customers and audiences? There is also the need to increase the availability and accessibility of AV for hire services.
Initially, it seems impossible to host or organize a social gathering while ensuring that guests maintain a distance of at least one meter from each other. Additionally, community lockdowns and quarantines are currently implemented in several countries worldwide, making it even trickier to attract target audiences to your event.
Observing proper social distancing entails thinking outside-the-box.
One of the key components that help resolve the challenge of event social distancing is the power of the internet. The internet has helped make communication easier and more convenient. Technologies likewise play an integral role in promoting and maintaining social distancing in your event.
Check out the list of social-distancing-friendly event ideas below to learn more about how you can make your upcoming social affairs possible:
1. Go Virtual
Most businesses are employing the work-from-home set up for their employees and operations. Thanks to the development of several communication apps, online conferences, and meetings soon became the new normal in most COVID-stricken countries. Live streaming performances, seminars, and even concerts are achievable with communication apps. Make sure your target audience and participants have access to a fast and stable internet connection. At the same time, you need to ensure they have installed the video conferencing app or tool installed in their devices.
2. Try Event Apps
Event apps help increase audience engagement before, during, and after your event. By using event apps, you can build audience anticipation and disseminate relevant information about your presentation or seminar. You can also encourage more audience involvement through distributing Q&A forms, initiating live chats and digital quizzes, polls, and photo sharing activities. Event apps come in handy as well for implementing quick, secure, and contactless registration for your attendees. A great example of this is the use of unique QR codes for each guest.
3. Combine Virtual with Augmented Reality
Virtual and augmented reality help make your digitized events more interactive even without the need for your audience to meet in person. It effectively creates a unique and memorable experience that your attendees with surely enjoy. However, digital presentations with virtual and augmented reality can be quite pricy. Double-check that you have the budget for it. Better yet, search the internet for VR and AR event services offered at more affordable rates.
4. Go Crazy with 4K Displays
Seminars and video conferences with pixelated visuals leave viewers dissatisfied. 4K displays enable you to make clear, crisp, and interactive presentations to your digital audience. The vivid colours and ultra-high-resolution displays will instantly capture and retain the attention of your event’s attendees.
5. Videos, videos, and more videos!
With digital events becoming the new standard of upcoming social gatherings, you need to maintain the excitement and interest of your audience from beginning to end. Skip the text-based content (unless you want to turn your event into a snooze fest!). Consult your local AV for hire and ask if they have available software or technology that allows continuous, uninterrupted high-definition video streaming to small and large groups of viewers.
Don’t let the pandemic kill your creativity and innovativeness. Unusual circumstances require creative and innovative solutions. The traditional ideas and methods of organizing events will not work in the context of social distancing.