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20 Interactive Icebreakers for Conferences

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When you’re on stage in front of a large audience with the spotlight on you, it can be difficult to connect with the individuals watching you. Engaging with your audience at a conference is important in order for you to get your message across. We have created a variety of different icebreaker templates that you can use with Mentimeter that are perfect for engaging large audiences.

Now icebreakers can be pretty much anything so we decided we better break them down by category so that you can choose the perfect type of icebreaker for the situation. So whether you’re looking for something a bit more whimsical or a way to get to know your audience better, we have the slide for you!

  1. Introductory Icebreakers
  2. 'Which Would You Choose' Icebreakers
  3. Fast & Fun icebreakers
  4. Get to Know Everyone Icebreakers
  5. Get People Talking Icebreakers
  6. Time to Focus Icebreakers

1. Introductory  

Warm-up your audience with these super simple icebreakers. The purpose of these questions is to fill your audience with energy and get them ready for the day ahead!

How did you travel here today?

How did you travel here today?

2. Which Would You Choose?

Your audience may have lost focus after the morning session and a big conference lunch! Get them ready for an action-packed afternoon with these icebreakers!

Cats or Dogs?

Cats or Dogs?

3. Fast & Fun

Need a quick icebreaker that’s not too serious? Need to break the tension? Try these fast and fun icebreakers.

If You Could Time Travel

If You Could Time Travel

4. Ask About the Audience

Really connect with your audience and take the time to learn something about them with these audience-focused icebreakers.

What is your job title?

What is your job title?

5. Get a Crowd Chatting

If your event needs audience members to interact with each other or you just want people to get to know each other better, try these mingle-based icebreakers to get your audience chatting

Job Title Icebreaker

Job Title Icebreaker

6. Focus Your Audience

Icebreakers can be used to get your audience focused before the conference starts. Test out these icebreakers to manage your audience’s expectations of the conference, and also help them to focus on the session ahead!

Manage Audience Expectations

Manage Audience Expectations

Remember that breaking the ice is only one part of creating an awesome conference and presentations for your conference. Check out this useful guide about what you need to do to be a star on stage at your next conference!

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