Our Services

The truth is, attendees will forget the pen, notepad and other branded swag in their welcome bags, but they will never forget how you made them feel. We specialize in providing total attendee engagement from the very first email to the moment they exit your corporate event.

Conferences & Meetings

Whether you're planning a conference, meeting or workshop we can help.

Charity Events & Galas

From fundraising events to recognition galas, we are the company you need.

Corporate Holiday Parties

We provide support to holiday party planning for all sized corporate clients.

About Align by Design

Align by Design is a full service event planning firm that specializes in personalized, purpose-driven corporate events in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The company was founded by Karen Neal, a corporate event planning veteran.
When you work with Align by Design you gain a partner that is focused on elevating your company’s brand. We work with our clients to curate experiences, design experiential professional development events and maximize brand awareness. Whether you only need venue sourcing assistance or full service planning, our team is here to help. 

Meet the Owner

Bringing a boutique approach to Corporate Event Planning
Karen Neal

Karen Neal

CEO & Founder

Based in Kansas City, but originally from San Diego (CA), Karen is the Founder and CEO of Align by Design. Karen is innovative and insightful, with a gift for planning corporate events from concept to execution. Over a decade of experience planning high stakes meetings, multi-day professional conferences and special events in the legal and non-profit fields, led to Align by Design.

Having lived in several states and countries, Karen finds inspiration wherever she goes. Her authentic and outgoing personality makes the event planning process a pleasure for her clients, knowing she will take care of all the details they never thought of.

What Our Clients Say

Don't let us tell you how great we are, read what our clients have to say
Dr. Anne Williamson

Dr. Anne Williamson

Director, L.P. Cookingham Institute, UMKC

Karen Neal is amazing! She is not only extraordinarily well organized, she arranges events with style, even when working with a limited budget. Karen did an outstanding job for the Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs at UMKC in arranging our first Community Service Symposium. I highly recommend Karen to anyone planning an event, large or small!

Dr. Stan W. Wallace

Dr. Stan W. Wallace

President & CEO, Global Scholars

Karen Neal planned several events for me. She was a pleasure to work with. The events were well planned and efficiently completed. She took responsibility to ensure all the details ran smoothly. Not only this, but everything was done with a smile!

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith

Coordinator, UMKC

I have participated in several events executed by Karen Neal of Align by Design. Her attention to detail truly shines forth and reflects the heart and vision of her client. From the placement of the centerpieces to the personal touches, each is completed so exquisitely. You cannot go wrong having Align By Design manage your event

Get in Touch


Find us at the office

Overland Park, Kansas

Give us a ring

Karen Neal
+(816) 377-6765
Mon - Fri, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sat & Sun, By Appointment