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.
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
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 Series
Business Models for Social Enterprise
Explore how to develop a sustainable business model to support the sucess and scale of your social innovation. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.
Saturday, May 6, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact
Explore how to test, validate, and adapt your innovation to achieve impact. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.
Saturday, June 3 – 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.