Back to top

Creative Commons License

Event Canvas by Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on their work at

The Event Canvas™️, is a registered trademark of Event Design Collective GmbH and is released under the creative commons Attribution “ Non Commercial “ No Derivatives 4.0 license. Please note that the use of the free Event Canvas is limited to personal, non-commercial use. For commercial use of the Event Canvas™️ please contact us for licensing options.
You are free to:
Share copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
Under the following terms:
BY = Attribution  You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NC = NonCommercial You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
ND = NoDerivatives If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
Link to the full Creative Commons

The text and link, as well as Event Design Collective GmbH, should be clearly visible and legible under every canvas.

The Event Delta, Stakeholder Alignment Canvas, Prototyping Canvas have been released with a slightly more restricted use guideline of Copyright, under which Event Design Collective GmbH has reserved the intellectual property for adaptations and for the inclusion of the canvas in software applications or sold as a tool for others to use (e.g. use in publications, selling copies of the poster, use in training materials online or offline). This can only be done under the express permission and agreement of the Event Design Collective GmbH.

Event Design using the Event Canvas™️ Methodology Permission to use:
Anyone may use the Event Canvas™️ and the other Canvases in the Event Design using the Event Canvas™️ Methodology for their own work in their organisation or to support others in that same organisation in understanding, analyzing or changing their event designs. This includes people who use the tools within their own companies or organisation.
The use of the Event Design using the Event Canvas™️ Methodology for training is proprietary to the Event Design Collective team members who are accredited Event Design Certificate Program EDC trainers. Qualified CED-Certified Event Designers can apply to use of the Event Design using the Event Canvas™️ Methodology when used for a paid consulting capacity outside their own organisation. Requests for use beyond the scope of this license can be submitted to Event Design Collective and will assessed on a case by case basis. Exemptions can only be granted under the express written permission and agreement of Event Design Collective GmbH.
The requirement, whether Creative Commons or Copyright, is full identification and credit of the source of the tools – which for the Event Canvas™️, Event Delta, Stakeholder Alignment Canvas, Prototyping Canvas is by the Event Design Collective GmbH . The text and link should be clearly visible and legible under every use of the canvas.

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States, devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.[1] The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy-to-understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee, which are necessary under an all rights reserved ©copyright management, with a some rights reserved management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner. The result is an agile, low-overhead and low-cost copyright-management regime, profiting both copyright owners and licensees. Wikipedia uses one of these licenses.

Why do we use a Creative Commons license instead of a copyright on our work?

We believe in sharing so you can benefit from the #EventCanvas to design better events. Creating Commons allows you to use the #eventcanvas whilst giving credits to the initial creators of the canvas under a set of conditions we ask you to respect to protect our work.

The Event Canvas™️ was created by Ruud Janssen and Roel Frissen to enable professionals around the glob to design better events.