Looking for a unique way to get your conference attendees fully engaged? Let the Columbia CVB help! There are several activities from receptions to team building activities that can be coordinated through the Convention Services Manager. These are just a few ideas to consider:


Team Building with Venture Out – Venture Out is an organization of the University of Missouri that engages participants in experiences that require intellectual, emotional, social and physical abilities in an uncertain environment where they may experience success, failure, adventure, and risk taking (sometimes all in one activity). The goal of Venture Out is to put groups through activities, which require communication, teamwork, problem solving skills and leadership. Activities are purposefully designed to be fun and challenging.

Reception at an Art Gallery – There are several galleries around Columbia that offer space to hold a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres reception while browsing beautiful pieces of work. Network and catch up with colleagues in a not so structured atmosphere.

Dine Around the Town – Columbia has a very diverse restaurant community. From fine dining to burger joints and Mexican to Korean cuisine, Columbia has it all and everything in between! A progressive dinner is a great way to sample the many exquisite eateries in Columbia. You’re sure to please every appetite with this idea.

Paint the Town or Canvas on Broadway – Everyone grab a brush, a blank canvas, some paint and a little creativity. With the guide of an instructor your group will create their own masterpieces. Hands on activities such as these are great icebreakers and ways to meet new people while giving attendees the opportunity to take personal memorabilia from their experience home with them.

Unlock your team’s full potential at Breakout CoMo! Our live-action escape games force your team to communicate effectively, think creatively, problem-solve and use the individual strengths of the group to Breakout! Teamwork is crucial.

Private TigerX (Group Fitness) Class – MizzouRec Services & Facilities can host a variety of private group fitness classes that would be sure to provide an excellent fitness or stress relief experience for teams or convention attendees. Classes range from cardio or strength (Turbo Kick®, Pump, INSANITY®), to dance (Zumba®, Tiger Tease, Ballet), to yoga (Meditative, Restorative, Paddleboard [limited to 10 people]), to cycling. We can host your group of up to 65 people with all class types (except cycling is limited to 18 people) with our world class, certified instructors and provide the equipment necessary during the class.