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Welcome to the idea factory

WHERE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON IDEAS COME TOGETHER

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KEY SUPPORTERS

Sharing Compelling Stories & Ideas From The People Who Live Them

Our mission is to explore unique ideas, subjects, perspectives and challenges from the lens of those who live it. Through tightly focused interviews and interactive discussions, we use a combination of education and entertainment to create experiences that stir curiosity and create action.

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The Idea Factory Approach

It started with an idea - having a forum for solution-oriented discussions that create a positive, inquisitive dialogue from those that live it. From this, the Idea Factory was born. A platform for discussing challenging topics and creating actionable solutions from a diverse set of perspectives.

  • Start with an idea.
    Defining a broad idea or subject and identify a tightly-narrowed micro slice of that subject (a topic)
  • Create a question to answer.
    Reformat into the form of a “question/challenge to be answered or explored”, where multiple perspectives can be drawn
  • Bring together real-world perspectives.
    We flip the lens, bringing people forth who directly live the topic, sharing a wide range of perspectives and experiences

A Platform For All To share

The Idea Factory was born and bred in the Quad Cities. Our goal is to partner with individuals, organizations, and companies to create a wide variety of Idea Factory events to build dialogue and unity across our community.

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