How to Host an Event on Discord [+Ideas]

Hosting an event on Discord can certainly cultivate community habits and get more people to join your group. In today's post, we show you how to create a Discord event and give ideas to engage your community.

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Hosting an event on Discord can certainly cultivate community habits and get more people to join your group. Communities usually organize virtual or hybrid events like webinars or interviews with experts. In addition, you can also explore some in-person options — for example, regular local chapters, breakfasts, or dinners.

Why Are Events So Important to Keep Your Discord Server Engaged?

Building a great community begins with cultivating habits that encourage participation. Regular activities are critical to creating a sense of regularity that will keep your members coming back. After all, missing a Discord server event is not an option when we are part of a tribe and feel like we belong.

However, it is not necessary to clutter your community’s agenda with random meetings. The key is to organize regular meetings, events, and other activities that match your group’s interests.

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This is why almost all communities have events. By bringing people together, members will build bonds over time. Therefore, the value of the community will increase. Eventually, the need to be together will come naturally. And the values your community shares will nourish it and make it stronger.

How to Create an Event in Discord

On Desktop

1️⃣ Open the Discord app on your laptop or computer. If this is your first time using the app, you’ll first need to create an account by entering your email address and password. Then, tap the server options button in the upper right corner of your screen.

2️⃣ Tap “Events” or “Meetings” depending on whether you want private or public events.

3️⃣ Tap on “Create New Event.” This will open a window where you can name your event, set a date and time, and choose whether guests can see who else is coming.

4️⃣ Tap “Create Event” once you’ve filled in this information. You’ll return to the “Meetings” section of your event list, where you can now invite others or take charge of the conversation yourself.

On Mobile

The first thing you need to do if you want to host a Discord server event on mobile is to make sure that you have the latest version of the app installed on your device. If not, head over to the Play Store or App Store and download it there.

Once you have done that, you will need to log in using your username and password. The next step is to tap on the server options button at the top right corner which will open up a menu where you can select the “Create Event” option and then follow the steps below:

1️⃣ Enter the name of your event followed by the time zone (for example: “My Birthday Party!”). You can also add a description as well if needed (e.g.: “Come join us and celebrate my birthday!”).

2️⃣ Set a category for your event (e.g.: “Birthdays”).

3️⃣ Tap on “Create New Event.” This will open a window where you can name your event, set a date and time, and choose whether guests can see who else is coming. Set privacy settings for your event.

Ideas to Host Your Community Event on Discord

#1: Game Nights

Game nights are a popular idea for Discord server events, where members play games together and are usually also connected via a voice channel. A good idea is to host a trivia night!

You can set up a channel for each team, or use tags to create categories in which players can join. After everyone has been assigned a team, you can give them questions from the chosen category and award points based on correct answers. You can also set up a leaderboard with the top three teams at the end of the night.

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#2: AMA (Ask Me Anything) Session

Host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with one of your community members or developers from your company. This way they can interact with each other and discuss anything about your game, company, or project. It also gives them more opportunities to get involved in your community and feel a part of it.

#3: Contests & Giveaways

By hosting contests, you can give your community members fun challenges, which encourages them to engage more with each other and with your brand (if it’s a brand community). You can create contests on topics like creativity, productivity, and collaboration — there are no limits!

#4: Creative Challenge

Host a Discord server event in which you challenge your community members to create something fun or useful in exchange for rewards. Such as badges or points that can be used in other areas of the platform like shops or group chats.

#5: Ask Users What They Want From You!

Last but not least, one of the best ways to engage people is to ask them what they want from you! Ask them what they hope to get out of your Discord server events. This way, you can determine what type of content you should offer during your event. You can also make attendees feel like their input is important.

Building a Discord community organically is no easy task! Many community creators have abandoned their online groups after finding that it’s difficult to get people to join their Discord server. However, if you consistently stick to your strategy and provide real value with engaging events, you’ll be on the right track. Continue reading 👉 6 Strategies to Improve Member Retention and Engagement

Victoria Mortimer

Victoria Mortimer

I'm a journalist with a Social Communication degree, community manager, and content creator with over five years of experience. Now, I'm working as an independent writer passionate about community building, entrepreneurship, and social media.