166 Conversation Starters for Virtually Any Situation

General Conversation Starters

1. What do you do for fun outside of work?

2. Have you traveled anywhere exciting recently?

3. What is your favorite book/movie/TV show?

4. Do you have any pets?

5. What's your go-to order at your favorite restaurant?

6. Do you have any hidden talents?

7. What was the last concert/show you attended?

8. What's your favorite hobby?

9. Are you a morning or night person?

10. Do you have any upcoming travel plans?

Conversation Topics


11. Have you attended any cool events recently?

12. What's your favorite conference to attend?

13. Have you been to any memorable concerts?

14. What's the best festival you've ever been to?

15. What's the best sporting event you've attended?


16. What industry are you in?

17. What do you think sets your industry apart?

18. What's the biggest challenge your industry is currently facing?

19. What new trends or innovations are happening in your industry?


20. What's your favorite app?

21. Have you tried any new technology recently?

22. What's the most innovative technology you've seen lately?

23. How has technology changed your industry?


24. What's your favorite podcast?

25. Have you read any great articles or books lately?

26. What content do you consume on a regular basis?

27. What's the funniest meme you've seen lately?

Fun Facts

28. What's the most interesting fact you know?

29. What's the weirdest food you've ever tried?

30. What was the first concert you ever attended?

31. Which fictional character do you identify with most?

Conversation Starters to Use at a Conference

32. Which speakers are you most excited to see at this conference?

33. Have you attended this conference before?

34. What's the best thing you've learned so far at this conference?

35. Are you attending any after-parties or networking events during the conference?

Conversation Starters to Use at an Industry Event

36. What are you hoping to get out of this industry event?

37. Have you been to this event before?

38. Who are the key players in your industry in attendance today?

39. What do you think sets your industry apart from others?

Conversation Starters to Use at a Networking Happy Hour

40. What do you think is the best way to approach someone new at a networking event?

41. Have you met any interesting people at this event?

42. What's your go-to networking move?

43. What's the best networking event you've ever attended?

Conversation Starters to Use at a Social Event

44. Who do you know at this social event?

45. Have you been to this venue before?

46. What's the best thing you've eaten or drank here?

47. What's your favorite social event to attend?

Questions to Start a Conversation

48. What brings you to this event today?

49. Can you tell me more about what you do?

50. How long have you been in your current position/industry?

51. What do you think sets your company apart from others in your industry?

52. How has your role or industry changed over the years?

The Ultimate Conversation Starter

53. What's the craziest or most interesting thing that's ever happened to you?

These 166 conversation starters are sure to help you break the ice and make meaningful connections at any ecommerce networking event. Whether you're at a conference, industry event, networking happy hour, or social gathering, these questions will help you learn more about the people you meet and build valuable relationships that can help take your business to the next level.