Virtual Events

Learn and have fun

We work with conferences, corporate groups, and universities to uplift meetings and inspire connections.

Our private virtual events are curated to bring your team to explore and learn together. Your virtual event guests will hear the stories across time of people, places and ideas with national influence. Optional swag gifts thematically enhance the virtual experience. 

Virtual events include interactive elements, like games or creative challenges. Breakout rooms, polling, and chat communications may also be used to enhance your team-building experience.

And absolutely, our events appeal to both Chicago locals and those who have never even been to the Midwest. We work with groups from 5-500 guests. 

Our virtual experiences will build trust among your team members and encourage innovative thinking.

WHAT'S A VIRTUAL EVENT WITH CHICAGO DETOURS?

Held on either on Zoom or your virtual conference platform.

A live, expert event host tells stories across time of people, places and buildings.

Gaze at visuals like 360-degree images, historic photos and illustrations.

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Compete in brief, intermittent games or creative challenges for networking or team-bonding.

want to try a virtual tour with us?

If you are interested in booking a private event, we can send a quick sample of past virtual events. 

Breaking Down Chicago Neighborhoods

Just launched for private groups!

On this one-hour Chicago neighborhoods virtual tour, we’ll explore how the buildings and spaces of our neighborhoods can reflect changes throughout history. We’ll virtually visit over 25 Chicago neighborhoods using historic photos, images from Google Street View, quotes by Chicago writers, live commentary and even a song clip.

Curated private virtual events

Choose from these live, virtual events. They can be your choice of 30 or 60-minutes in length. These team-building experiences are fun, educational, and interactive. If you want an event beyond the four options here, explore our custom content production services

Cruise from your couch Virtual Boat Tour

Experience the surprising stories and hidden history behind the striking architecture along the Chicago River. You'll virtually travel via 360-degree-images.
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Badass women of history

This thoughtfully designed, interactive event celebrates six diverse women who forged their own paths. We use their stories to reflect on how women’s history impacts us today and get inspired for 2021. Give some awesome swag with our Badass Women Journal!
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A deep slice of Chicago Food History

Learn about how the diverse people of the city have contributed to everyday foods like Twinkies and hot dogs to exceptional Michelin-starred meals. You'll drool over foodie images from top Instagrammers. Upgrade to send deep-dish pizza to your guests to anywhere in the US!
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Choose from two 1893's World Fair Virtual Tours

We have two virtual tours that explore Chicago's most famous historical event. "INNOVATIONS AT THE 1893 WORLD'S FAIR" delves into inventions and engineering that wowed visitors. "DAY AT THE 1893 WORLD'S FAIR" walks your guests through the experience like they were there. Both have more than a hundred incredible historical illustrations, maps, and photos.
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This was a really good team bonding experience - a fun way to get to know each other.
Lindsay
ZS Associates

what happens when you're READY TO BOOK?

Choose

We work with you to choose the best virtual event for your group’s interests.

Customize

We tailor the virtual event to fit your company culture and fulfill your event strategy.

Connect

Be ready to learn and have fun! Our virtual events drive engagement and spark creativity.

ready to book a virtual event?