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What we’re about

This group is for those interested in multidisciplinary networking and collaboration. Taking inspiration from The Medici Effect*, The Renaissance, and even such creative collaborations as Burning Man--how can those of us the intersection of technology, science, arts, culture, philosophy, business, etc., amplify innovation and create new ways of thinking, behaving, expressing and living?  

We will also explore questions around the evolving edge of science and technology and their contributions to improving our collective knowledge and experience. How can they best serve us and the planet? 

This group will meet to network, discuss, and brainstorm ideas, projects, and possibilities.  

All are welcome. 

*Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into new, unfamiliar territory; it offers examples of how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.  

"When you bring together diverse teams and perspectives, you have the ability to create an exponential increase in ideas....Diverse teams create far more ideas than homogenous teams" -Frans Johansson 

Started in 2012 by Trish Blain, this meetup is one of the local pathway groups of NonOrdinary Society ( that offers new paradigm training and community for lovers of life and evolving edge facilitators and leaders. See a list of our groups HERE. (  

If you have questions or would like to be a partner with us, contact Trish at  

Our Meetup History  
We have found that meetup attracts the kind of people we love — curious, passionate, renaissance creatives that care about the world and community. Before the pandemic, we held over 300 events and expanded into 7 cities based on partnership requests. Organized into eight "Pathways" of compelling topics, we were having a blast experimenting and growing our meetup network to over 50,000 subscribers.  

Our Meetup Groups in 2023   
We are excited to be offering meetup events again as ‘drop-in community’ experiences. They are a great way to get a low-risk introduction to NonOrdinary and to meet each other! Our Meetups are public events and are also listed in our Facebook group and on Eventbrite.   

Cultivating Community   
Skilled community is more important than ever; while we can offer ‘drop-in’ events through Meetup, we believe cultivating skills together over time is required to have a sustainable, rich, and productive community of badass collaborators. This requires a different container than can offer, which is why we are hosting our training community, NonOrdinary Society, on our own platform. You can learn more at