Idea Lab

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The Idea Lab, Central Library's 5th floor studio space, is a place for Calgarians to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It's the ideal spot to come up with new ideas and solutions for your next business or creative project!

You'll find whiteboard walls, prototyping tools, design-thinking exercises, and fun technology in the Idea Lab, along with an Epson BrightLinks Touch Screen Projector and a Smart KAPP board so you can easily share and record your ideas.

Idea LabThe Idea Lab can accommodate up to 25 people, with mobile furniture that easily transforms the space to suit a variety of brainstorming activities.

Book the Idea Lab for your next community collaboration session.

Thank you to the Idea Lab's founding community members and to all the organizations and individuals who contributed to this innovative space!

Idea Lab Programs

Idea Coaching

Need some help coming up with great ideas? Our talented community experts will guide you or your small team through some great brainstorming activities and provide an introduction to design thinking.
Tuesdays*, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
No registration required.

Creative and Curious Thinkers' Book Discussion Group

Come together to talk about game-changing ideas and best innovative reads in a facilitated discussion.  
Ages 18 and up
Wednesday, November 22
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
No registration required.

Building Blocks for Social Change Series

Business Models for Social Enterprise
Explore how to develop a sustainable business model to support the success and scale of your social innovation. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.
Thursday, November 2, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register online

Human-Centered Design
Learn how design thinking can transform your business or non-profit. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register online

Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact
Explore how to test, validate, and adapt your innovation to achieve impact. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen. 
Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register online

Social Entrepreneurship 101
Discover your passion and path to change the world. Join us to learn more about how you can improve the world while making a profit. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen. 
Thursday, November 23, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register online

Storytelling for Change
You're out there changing the world but how do you communicate it? Join us to develop your skills as a storyteller. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen. 
Thursday, November 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register online

 

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