With many of us canceling more events and conferences than we are planning, I’ve created a series of “Conference Challenges” to spark the creativity in you and inspire others.

Comment below with your solution to this challenge.


Conference Challenge #2 – How to make a Face Mask an accessory.

Many in the industry feel that face masks are going to be part of conferences and events for the foreseeable future. I don’t know about you, but when I use one, I feel isolated and very “clinical”.  If conferences and events are all about EXPERIENCES, how do you take the clinical aspect of why people are wearing a face mask and make it more fun?


CHALLENGE:  Come up with ideas, that start prior to a meeting, that would make attendees feel like their FASK MASK is part of their experience.




#1 – Tradeshow post Covid-19

#3 – Onsite Registration

If you have an idea for a scenario, click on the contact button and submit.


Joelle D Ward · May 8, 2020 at 8:03 pm

Put out colored markers at registration and ask attendees to draw their best “faces” (with ground rules, of course). The winner gets a Starbucks gift card!

Melanie · May 12, 2020 at 8:18 pm

I think aside from the social awkwardness the masks bring, but gamification goes a long way in events already, so this feels like a smart step in the right direction ✔️
I really think the biggest impact will be on speakers. Ensuring everyone can hear is already a fun endeavour, throw a muffled voice into the mix and who knows!

Maridy Curry · May 13, 2020 at 9:38 pm

As much as people hate it, wearing mask ? will be the NEW normal for awhile when attending a conferences, events or meetings. It will be very challenging as it will never be replaced with in-person meet up. Perhaps considering a contest to make it fun like awarding the “Best Mask Design or Print.

Deborah Jenkins · December 23, 2021 at 5:49 pm

Provide face masks that are designed around the theme of the conference. Add special unique designs and do door prize drawings accordingly. Example: If your mask has a star on it, you win xyz… a trip to Paris! 🙂

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