Civic Innovation Lab: Ideas with Love

June 18, 2018
11:30 am - 05:00 pm ET
New Smyrna Beach, FL


Registration closed.


Join Alliance for Innovation Senior Fellows Peter Kageyama and Michelle Royal for a workshop discussing the emotions of ideas and the unintended consequences of everyday decisions.

MIchelle Royal and Peter Kageyama

Join Alliance for Innovation Senior Fellows Peter Kageyama and Michelle Royal in an interactive workshop discussing the emotions of ideas including the value of fun, the cost of ugly, and the unintended consequences of everyday decisions affecting the long-term economic and social development of places. “Ideas with Love” is for Alliance for Innovation members and potential members that are deeply engaged and seek to ignite new ideas, discover new resources, and delve into new levels of citizen participation to start building a new future, today.

This Civic Innovation Lab will help address these following challenges:

  • The exponential rate of change and fear of not keeping up.
  • Deciding where to invest finite time and resources.
  • Pressure to demonstrate metrics based on outdated measures.

This Civic Innovation Lab will explore:

  • What matters most in the game of city building, placemaking, and long-term engagement.
  • The three debilitating costs that never make the city profit and loss sheet.
  • How to leverage today’s irksome problems as the untapped source for inspired ideas.
  • Stories of everyday people innovating all over the place.
  • The five-step method to building “Ideas with Love” regardless of resources or amenities.

Participants of the Civic Innovation Lab will walk away with:

  • A workbook to practice the key insights during the workshop and after, including clear, easy to share frameworks to quickly inspire your team.
  • Ideas you can steal and implement right away. (That’s cool!)

A solid idea your community will love with a plan and “How To” kit, including how to get everyone onboard and make it a reality!

About Peter Kageyama:

Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places.  He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’

Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and a special advisor to America In Bloom. He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

About Michelle Royal, MBI

“Be as brilliant as a billion shining stars.” - Michelle Royal, RIDG founder and C

hief Innovation Officer (CINO)

Michelle Royal is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of RIDG. She is an innovation expert with over 20 years of experience, specializing in creating breakthroughs in teams to drive meaningful change. She has worked with over 60,000 professionals from large scale businesses and economic development projects to lean start-up micro-funding teams around the world. For the past seven years she has collaborated with Peter Kageyama to co-design and serve over 75 communities igniting the innovation impact of emotional engagement with place.  Michelle brings her mastery of the art of visual stories to unlock the latent collective power of teams. She is frequently sought after by Fortune 500 executive leaders to help them rethink and inspire new visions for their future.

Michelle holds a Masters of Business Innovation (MBI) from the Deusto Business School in Bilbao, Spain and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is a Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Innovation, a former Board Chair of Creative Tampa Bay, and served as the first ever Innovation Coach to the European Union.

Event Details


  • June 18, 2018
  • 11:30 am 05:00 pm ET
  • Registration Deadline: 06/12/2018


  • Brannon Civic Center
  • 105 S. Riverside Drive
  • New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168


  • Member Price:$99.00
  • Non-Member:$139.00



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