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OpenIDEO Meetups

OpenIDEO is keen to connect community members in the spirit of collaboration. Meetups allow OpenIDEO community members to come together through a common interest – making ideas better, together. Groups connect for deep-dive brainstorms, prototype sessions and collaborative opportunities around past or present challenges on the OpenIDEO platform. In fact, some of our highest-impact ideas have come from community Meetups. As we love to say at OpenIDEO, creativity loves company. 

Join a Meetup with OpenIDEO community members in your area, start one of your own as a Meetup facilitator or step into a year of community leadership as an OpenIDEO Meetup Fellow!


The OpenIDEO Meetup Community Fellowship is a collaborative, one year volunteer opportunity for individuals around the globe looking to ignite their local community to create global change. Learn more here or reach out to a Meetup Fellow in your area.  

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Interested in launching an OpenIDEO Meetup group in your city, university or organization? Let us know here and we'll be back in touch soon!


Hungry to connect with your local OpenIDEO community? Let us know here and we'll put you in touch!
Accra, Ghana, John, Ariel & Forba             
Amman, Jordan, Dina
Atlanta, USA,  Pate*              
Barcelona, Spain, Anneke, Barcelona Google+
Berlin, Germany, Vishal
Berkeley, USA,  Facebook
Bogota, Colombia,   Manuel
Buenos Aires, Argentina,   Javier
Calgary, Alberta, Gary 
Cape Town, South Africa   Simon
Chicago, USA,  AgataAlicia, Andy & Tricia, Website
Fargo-Moorhead,  USA,  Ludvik, Google+
Gothenburg, Sweden, Nils
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Alain
Greeley, USA,  Sasha
Hong Kong, China,   Aditya
Houston, USA, Elaine
Istanbul, Turkey, Alper
Kathmandu, Nepal, Prina
Kigali, Rwanda, Esther
Khartoum, Sudan, Lena
Lisbon, Portugal, Diana,
London, UK,   Houda & Louise
Madrid, Spain, Tino & Andrew, Facebook
Mar Del Plata, Argentina,   Carlos
Melbourne, Australia, Jes,* Website 
Mumbai, India, Jinal & Matt
Nairobi, Kenya, Wekesa*
New York City, Joe and Karine
Portland, Oregon, Kristin
San Diego, USA, Tori
San Francisco, USA,  Trevor*, Evan & Simona, Facebook
Sofia, Bulgaria, Elina
South San Francisco Bay, USA, Carles*, Facebook 
Santiago, Chile, Oscar,  Santiago Facebook
Seoul, South Korea, Cyan,   Seoul Google+
Singapore, Lahari, Singapore Facebook
Shanghai, China, Rob*, Sergio
Sydney, Australia, Eva,*
Toronto, Canada, Mirna
Vienna, Austria, Stephan*, Facebook
Washington, DC, USA, Beth* + Logan*


Colorado State University, CO, USA Sasha*
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Tracy*
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Hult Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, Mike*
IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, Tino* + Andrew
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, Jessica
NYU Poly, Izabela, The Design Tinkering Club
Stanford University, Stanford, California
University of Cali, Cali, Colombia, Juan Pablo*
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Matt*

*Meetup Community Fellow 2015