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This group is for Twin Cities area thinkers, innovators, and creatives interested in forming an idea infrastructure  to support creative thinking.   The coral reef is a metaphor for just such an environment.

IdeaEcos is like a coral reef providing a nutrient rich environment for its participants to nurture their ideas through discussions and activities.

The group's purpose is to build an idea sharing ecosystem to support our individual creative efforts.

Ideas and innovation flourish when they are shared in a community.  Ideas morph and grow when combined with new perspectives and the "spare parts" used in different fields.

Join in –

    describe your ideas or slow hunch;

    participate in a new activity and learn new thinking tools;

    contribute to the creation, diffusion, and adoption of a common, idea-growing ecosystem.

All professions, educational backgrounds and ages are welcome and encouraged to join/participate in this group.

This group will be FREE of charge as much as possible, but there may be charges for special events and activities.

“…the most productive tool for generating good ideas remains a circle of humans at a table, talking shop” (Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson, pg 61)

Special Thanks to Ms. Danielle Feliciano for the Extraordinary Artwork

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Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    5 Creative Thinkers | 4.00

    Structured / systematic innovation. What is it? How many types are there?
  • 3 days ago · 4:00 PM

    GRIT - Innovation Management Oxymoron - Chapter 1

    3 Creative Thinkers

    This is a notice of an event by another Creative Group in the Twin Cities:  GRIT We will continue our conversation from this past month and cover Chapter 1 in the TIM (... Learn more
  • January 28 · 5:30 PM

    Innovation After Work

    7 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Innovation and creativity cards! We have some more decks, and will play a bit then discuss what we think should be included in an innovation deck.
  • January 19 · 4:00 PM

    GRIT - Innovation Management: An Oxymoron?

    3 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Another creative ideas group in town is the GRIT which originated at 3M company.  The group is meeting at Century College in White Bear Lake just off of 694 on the North... Learn more
  • January 13 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch- year planning

    6 Creative Thinkers

    We will do planning for the year, using the method in Your Best Year Yet by Ditzler (check in the files section for a mind map). This method can also be used for your... Learn more
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Founded May 16, 2009

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