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

  • 9h ago · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    4 Creative Thinkers

    Please join us for an overview and exercise on how biology can be used to inspire social innovation.
  • September 24 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch - Intersections Part II

    4 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    We will be presenting Part II on the intersections idea from The Medici Effect.Please bring something you would like to explore or get feedback on from the group. You... Learn more
  • September 10 · 7:00 PM

    Creative City Market: Mpls Convention Center Plaza

    2 Creative Thinkers

    This is a general announcement of a City Event in Mpls. IdeaEcos won't be officially meeting. Please attend and support our Creative Metro. Creative City Market is a... Learn more
  • September 10 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    12 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Intersections! We will do an exercise inspired by The Medici Effect. Please bring something you want to explore, or get feedback on from the group.
  • 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
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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