Designing Innovative Events

Designing.Events is a new research based method to easily design innovative events that matter. Our event cards inspire organizers to create meetings that participants really want.

Attend the next certified workshops „Event Cards Facilitator“ in Vienna:

Innovation Award 2017

In October 2017, Designing.Events won the first prize of the „tecnet & accent Innovation Award“ at Danube University Krems

Scientifically developed and proved to be successful in practice


Designing.Events is widely used from various companies and event organizers. Design in your team or with your clients events that participants really want.


You can start right away using our graphically designed event cards. In less than an hour, you create a blueprint for your next event.



The method was developed based on a research project that lasted over three years. The Danube University Krems, University of Vienna and theLivingCore created a new view on events.

Presentations & Workshops

Attend our presentations and workshops:
  • April 20th, 2016: Wissensmanagement-Tage, Danube University Krems
  • June 9th, 2016: COINs Conference, Rome
  • June 24th, 2016: Summer Design Summit, Linz
  • October 11th, 2016: International Conference on Knowledge Management, Vienna
  • November 29th, 2016: Main Hall A1 Telekommunikation, in collaboration with Danube University Krems
  • January 10th, 2017: Xing Ambassador Community, Linz
  • January 17th, 2017: theFRESHconference, Multi-City-Meeting
  • April, 24th, 2017: Innovate, WU Vienna
  • April, 26th, 2017: Wissensmanagement-Tage, Danube University Krems
  • May, 17th, 2017: IMEX, Frankfurt
  • June, 19th, 2017: Convention4u, Saalfelden
  • October, 5th, 2017: Keynote @ Salzburg Convention Bureau, Munich
  • October, 13th, 2017: Keynote @ Opus Marketing, Vienna
  • October, 20th, 2017: Purplsoc Conference, Danube University Krems
  • November, 23rd, 2017: Workshop @ Conect, Vienna
  • January, 14th, 2018: Global Forum, Rome
  • February, 1st, 2018: Columbus Meeting Breakfast
  • April, 19-20th, 2018: Certified Workshop: Event Cards Facilitator, Salzburg
  • May, 29th, 2018: Events – Meetings – Meeting Design, Salzburg
Book your own presentation or workshop:



Globally, the number of events being offered has increased, while participants have less time and smaller budgets for attending them. Consequently, they are becoming very careful about selecting those events that matter most to them. At first glance, it would seem easy to design an event. However, these situations are complex and should be designed meticulously.


Scientific findings

We started an applied research project that lasted over three years to analyze the needs and expectations of event participants. Based on our research, we developed a new method that, first and foremost, takes into account why people attend an event. Depending on their expectations, the event design needs specific, customized solutions. In our research, we identified the most important design dimensions and solutions for creating a successful event.


Design your event

We developed Event Cards that cover all our findings with illustrated graphics. This set of cards serves as a tool-kit for designing events within an organization team or with your clients in less than an hour, and the wide variety of cards inspires organizers to create meetings that rock.


Read more

Interview about Designing Events (english)

Erfolgreiche Veranstaltungen designen (german)

Designing.Events Box

Order now the complete box of Designing.Events for 65EUR (excl. VAT and shipping costs).

Certified Workshop „Event Cards Facilitator“

Be one of the first certified facilitator for Event Cards! An intense two-day training from the founders will give you all the background information and expertise you need to design innovative events and facilitate workshops. The first workshop will be held on April, 19th and 20th in Salzburg.

About us

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Lukas Zenk

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Lukas Zenk

Danube University Krems

is Assistant Professor for Innovation and Network Research at Danube University Krems, Department for Knowledge and Communication Management, and was the head of the research project. He leads applied research projects in the fields of innovation research and social network analysis. In his studies he analyzes how people in organizations and events interact, and how collaborative innovations emerge. As a management trainer and keynote speaker, he bridges the gap between science and business applications. He was awarded several times for his innovative projects, lectures and talks (


DI Thomas Fundneider, MBA

DI Thomas Fundneider, MBA

The Living Core GmbH

is founder and Managing Director of theLivingCore and specializes in strategy, innovation and transformation. Trained as a landscape architect and holder of an MBA in innovation, he focuses on the crucial details that often make the difference for the whole. Thomas can draw on a wealth of experience as manager of a number of major projects. His introduction of innovative, entrepreneurial working and thinking to organizations has made a lasting impact on his clients. He is a board member of PDMA Austria & lectures at several European universities.

Contact: fundneider@thelivingcore

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Peschl

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Peschl

University of Vienna

is Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science at the University of Vienna. His research is driven by the question as to how the new comes into the world, and focuses on the interdisciplinary areas of innovation, knowledge, cognition and the design of so-called “Enabling Spaces,” i.e. spaces for the generation of new knowledge. He is a founder of theLivingCore, where he serves as chief scientific officer. He brings leading-edge research directly to his clients and has many years of international experience in consulting projects. Markus has published more than 120 articles and six books.


Recommended event technologies

Collective Pictures

Simple Sharing – Every picture that you take on your cell phone will be instantly shared with other participants on a collective gallery


Easy networking – The best interactive list of participants to find like-minded people before the event starts