The ideal conference is one that leaves attendees recharged and full of new ideas to implement at the office. While you've lined up inspirational speakers and filled your itinerary with thought-provoking sessions, you also need to leave time for your participants to step away from what can be an overwhelming few days. Group experiences provide attendees with the opportunity to enjoy the locale of the conference venue, exploring what makes that town or city unique. It's also a great way to move networking outside of the meeting room and provides options for team building.
Cheers to Cooperstown
Cooperstown is home to award-winning craft beverage producers, including Brewery Ommegang and Cooperstown Distillery. Arrange for a tour and let your attendees see how these world-class brews and spirits are made. Of course, no tour would be complete without a sampling of the finished product, so be sure to enjoy tastings at both sites!
A Baseball Town
Even people who don't follow baseball know that Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A VIP tour for your attendees offers a unique opportunity for them to have after-hours access to the museum, plus the chance to view incredible artifacts from their favorite teams that aren't usually on display. In addition to the Baseball Hall of Fame, your team can also catch a game at historic Doubleday Field. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, games are played throughout the spring and summer.
Get on Your Feet
What better way to encourage your team to reach new heights than a rock climbing challenge? The Clark Sports Center offers an indoor rock wall that is the perfect group experience for your conference attendees. As your team encourages each other to climb higher, it's also a great way to keep them active after sitting down for meetings, breakout sessions, and speakers. Another option for smaller group experiences is a round of golf on the award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course at The Otesaga. Your team will love the challenge of this scenic course, which offers some of the best views of Otsego Lake.
Group experiences can elevate the conference experience, providing attendees with activities outside the walls of your meeting venue. Contact us to find out how The Otesaga meetings staff can assist with arranging details for unique group experiences at our upstate New York hotel.