OUR VALUES

Facilitating Connections

We amplify transformative ideas and connect people and organizations that can scale them.

Flipping Venues

We use the city as a classroom, playground, stage: weaving your stories into the fabric of Boston.

Launching Conversation + Action

We create opportunities for deeper dialogues. The stage is a starting point, not an end point.
Founder & CEO of Ideas in Action, John Werner has created a career out of bringing ideas, networks, and people together to generate powerful results.
"Boston will turn 400 years old in 2030, and the U.S. is about to turn 250. I want to develop exciting ideas that can deliver impact as these two milestones occur, and I want to create something extraordinary for Boston."
Founder - John Werner

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Amazing host venues in 2022 including MIT Media Lab, NE Aquarium, Codman Academy, The 'Quin House, and GBH.
IDEAS IN ACTION
2022 Year in Review

2700+

Live audience members attended our inaugural Planetary Stewardship event, taking over anchor sites across Boston.
PLANETARY STEWARDSHIP

150+

New Actionable Ideas were delivered on our stages throughout 2022 to ignite a community of engaged citizens.
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