An activity designed to facilitate the formation of connections between participants in an event who likely do not know one another. There are many different formats for both virtual and in-person icebreakers that range from roundtable introductions to intricate games and activities. Remember that participants may have different comfort levels with icebreaker activities and be mindful to make the disclosure of personal information optional and contextually appropriate for all attendees.
Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2022) CSCCE Glossary: Virtual Events. Pratt, Woodley, Ainsworth, Carter, Crall, Elkins, Gauthier, Ihle, Kornahrens, Martinic, Santistevan, Shaikh, Sidik, and Wyatt doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6608609