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)

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Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch: Enchanted Objects

    4 Creative Thinkers

    Wouldn't it be fun to have some of the wonderful gadgets in the Harry Potter movies:   The clock that tells you where everyone is located; the deluminator; and the... Learn more
  • November 6 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    4 Creative Thinkers

    Adaptive avenue! "A Whole New Way of Viewing the Web" Adaptive Avenue is a next-generation Web viewing platform that plays Web content automatically. It increases... Learn more
  • October 23 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    3 Creative Thinkers

    Using Triz -- a history of design decisions made using the toolset. Chris Morgan will present.
  • October 9 · 6:00 PM

    Evening: IdeaToolsets Session 2

    2 Creative Thinkers

    **  This is the Session 2 of the IdeaTools meetup.  It is the same activity as last week (Oct 2nd) but instead located in West St Paul.   ** Idea Tools are all around... Learn more
  • October 9 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    3 Creative Thinkers

    Last time we started making elements for a pattern language for innovators: Getting support • Making the 1st proto • Finding Collaborators • Solving the challenge • ... Learn more
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