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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

  • 3 days ago · 5:30 PM

    Innovation After Work - Measurement

    6 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Measurement is a special topic in Triz. Larry Ball has co-authored several books (opensourcetriz), and the one on simplifying function has some good examples. We will... Learn more

  • February 9 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    4 Creative Thinkers

    What are we trying to create a solution for? Can we use the tools of an Ideal Final Result to help us?

  • January 26 · 5:30 PM

    Innovation After Work - Patterns

    4 Creative Thinkers

    Interactions can be seen as patterns. What are the patterns you use at work and with friends? What are the patterns we want to create in our March workshop? Come to the... Learn more

  • January 12 · 12:00 PM

    Innovation Lunch

    4 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Please join us Thursday for a discussion of creating time!

  • Dec 29, 2016 · 5:30 PM

    Innovation After Work - 2017 plans

    8 Creative Thinkers | 5.00

    Let's get together, review 2016, and set goals for 2017. Part of that planning will be our workshop! Looking forward to your input.

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Founded May 16, 2009

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