Idea Lab

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.

The 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: Unleash Your Creativity
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.

Building Blocks for Social Change: 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. May 10
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Building Blocks for Social Change: 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, May 17
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Building Blocks for Social Change: 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, May 24
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Register for Building Blocks for Social Change programs for free.