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What is IdeasXChange?



We are a volunteer-run social innovation hub based at the University of British Columbia (UBC) that mobilizes youth through forums and leadership training since 2015. We provide access to systems / design thinking workshops, speaker engagements, case competitions, and networking opportunities. 

IdeasXChange (IDX) has mobilized over 1,000 people to date and engaged various industry and community leaders as partners. Our initiatives are open to the UBC community and the public.

We live in the information age. Knowledge and content is increasing exponentially - but we also face unprecedented social and environmental issues that are time-sensitive, complex, and interconnected.
We are a forward-looking organization that connects minds, spreads knowledge, and fosters spaces for ideas to thrive - to improve communities and our world.
"Our strength lies in connecting the dots."
We bridge the gaps between disciplines. We connect students with the community and industry leaders - via case competitions and networking opportunities. 
We promote the concept of systems and design thinking - through our workshops and engaging speakers. Essential skills for the jobs of the future.
We engage bright and emerging minds in our communities to share their knowledge at our forums - making knowledge accessible to all.

By joining IdeasXChange, you get the chance to grow your network and be part of thought-provoking and inspiring discussions.
Check out the projects and great speakers we have brought to date by following this link.
As a member, you get the chance to share your ideas with peers and leaders in the social impact space, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and business.

Our online magazine features editorials, thought pieces, writing contests, and features local innovators. Stay tuned for details.






Forums and Events

Learn about our forums and events on our Events page:

Become a Member

For $10 (for students), you can attend events and forums for a discounted price. This include networking, workshopping and food!


The Creation

We built a platform for students to learn and network with fellow students and inspiring individuals in our community.


Establishing IdeasXChange

With support from our sponsors and partnering clubs, we held larger and more impactful events


The Next Step

We strive to create more impactful events and increase community involvement in developing new ideas and solutions