During this year’s Digital Living Lab Days, September 6-10 we will organize thematic days  on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a mixture of sessions to attend

As always, interactive workshops are an important element in the conference that is characterized by co-creation and hands-on collaboration. Moving such tacit forms of collaboration pose an interesting challenge and at the same time a great opportunity for the future. 

You will be able to apply for hosting a workshop in one of the following ‘themes’:

  • Urban & Rural resilience
  • Digital Social Innovation
  • Health & Well Being
  • Living Labs for a greener future
  • Culture & Creativity in times of disruptive change
  • Challenges of living labs

Key characteristics. We are looking for virtual workshops that are:

Application Process

  • 17 May 2021: Open for workshop applications
  • 16June 2021: Deadline for workshop application submission
  • 19 July 2021: Information on evaluation results: publishing of accepted workshops
  • 15 – 31 August 2020: Call with workshop organizers for a technical check & platform set-up + Deadline for workshop amendments if required by evaluators
  • 7-9 September 2021: DLLD conference. Workshops will take place throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the conference.
  • After the conference: mid-September a reporting period will follow, allowing you to share the outcomes reached during your workshop

Early Bird Tickets for Workshop Organisers

Presenters/ organizers

Presenters/ organizers


From July 1 onwards

Ticket prices exclude +/- 15% registration fees

Presenters/ organizers

Theme & Tracks

Following the theme of the conference, “Change the future together. Co-creating impact for more inclusive, sustainable & healthier cities & communities”. Applicants are encouraged to showcase special consideration to the theme of the DLLD20 conference in their workshop submissions.

Urban & Rural resilience

Digital Social Innovation

Health & Well being

Living labs for a greener future

Culture & creativity in times of disruptive change

Challenges of living labs


  • Each applicant is required to submit a proposal for a 90-minute workshop organized fully in a digital environment
  • The virtual conference platform of DLLD will be used for running the workshops. ENoLL will provide the call platform and interactive tools needed to support hosting of the workshops. Workshop applicants are invited to suggest the platforms they would like to utilize, and special permissions may be granted to use tools outside of those included in the overall conference – but only upon special agreement beforehand.
  • To make your proposal stronger, consider teaming up with other Living Labs already in your application! You may also be contacted post-submission to discuss the opportunities of combining similar workshops together. 

Conference Fee

Workshop organisers enjoy a reduced fee for the conference under the ticket category “Presenters/organizers”.

A maximum of 3 tickets per workshop can be purchased at this price category. These tickets may only be purchased by the workshop organisers themselves: those, who are indicated in the application form as facilitators of the workshop and who are actively involved in running the workshop at the event as ‘speakers’.


Workshop proposals will be evaluated by the OpenLivingLab Days Workshop Evaluator Committee based on various criteria including: quality and level of details of the proposed idea, theme of the workshop, its relevance to the conference themes, interactivity and methods used to facilitate engagement, knowledge exchange and tangible outcomes, and the overall balance of the conference program.

This year, applicants are required to submit the following information:

  • Name of the workshop
  • GOAL of the workshop
    Short & clear (max 200 characters), what is the main goal of your workshop? This will be published as the thumbnail description, attracting audience to your workshop
  • CHALLENGE description
    What is the main challenge that your workshop will address? You may also provide some context to the background/history behind this. (max 1200 characters)
  • OBJECTIVE description
    What is the main aim or objective of the workshop? This is similar to the GOAL of the workshop, but here you have more space to go into more detail on the objectives (max 1200 characters)
  • OUTCOMES (intangible)
    What are the intangible outcomes – what knowledge, experience will participants walk away with, from attending your session? What will participants gain / learn? (max 600 characters)
  • OUTCOMES (tangible)
    What are the tangible outcomes – besides thinking about what participants will learn as in the question above, think also about TANGIBLE outcomes! What will the participants take away ‘physically’ (or rather in this case, virtually!) (max 600 characters)
  • TYPE of workshop
    Is your workshop divergent (aiming for creating more ideas & possibilities) or convergent (aiming for making choices, selecting different option) or a mixture of these? (max 600 characters)
  • STYLE of participation
    How will the audience be able to participate in your workshop: are they submitting ideas via post-its, given the time to speak at given moments, divided into groups or maybe engaged in a debate? Please explain the storyline of how the participants voice will be heard and inputs collected during the workshop
  • METHODOLOGY description
    Following the above, what does the “flow” of your workshop look like: what are the different steps and activities that the participants will be guided through? Please provide an agenda for a 90-minute workshop, identifying the different blocks and timings for each block (max 1200 characters)
  • AUDIENCE: this workshop is for….
    Who is your workshop for, what kind of participants should consider attending? You can highlight the main type of audience without excluding others by explaining that this workshop is for xxx but is also interesting for xxx and all other participants looking to xxx, for example. (max 600 characters)
  • WORKSHOP TRACKS choice & relevance to the conference theme
    Please explain briefly how your workshop is connected to the conference theme (max 600 characters)
  • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR contact details & bios
    Brief profile descriptions & contacts of each workshop facilitator
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Virtual tools: call platform preference
  • VIRTUAL TOOLS: participation tools functionalities
    + Virtual tools platform preferences
  • Material to be shared after the workshop
  • Special requirements/additional information
    You will have the opportunity to add a banner image to depict your workshop, and any logos you’d like attached to your workshop description. Profile photos alongside the Bios of each workshop facilitator/speaker are required.