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

  • August 27 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch - Medici Effect

    5 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Please join us this Thurs. Aug. 28th, noon at the U Garden Restaurant as George Sparks presents an overview of the book by Johannson: Learn more
  • August 13 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch: The Progress Principle

    3 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    When you experience a good or a bad day at work, what is the common element distinguishing the two? Do you wonder why you may not feel engaged at work, like a majority... Learn more
  • July 30 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch: Best Practices

    6 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Please join us at noon, U Garden Restaurant as Kim Johnson presents:Innovation Best Practices Benchmarking Consortium: To Be or Not To Be?
  • July 16 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    8 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Please join us to discuss: The 4 Lenses of Innovation by Rowan Gibson. Scotia will lead our discussion: Scotia has her... Learn more
  • July 2 · 5:00 PM

    Innovation - Liquid Networks

    5 Creative Thinkers

    Please join us for an innovation social hour!
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