Agents of Ingenuity

Integrating Business with Creative Process

Agents of Ingenuity conversations unite creative professionals, business leaders and community voices in conversation. Events are free, but to keep bringing you high-quality programming in intimate settings, we suggest a $10 donation. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Our most recent programs:
(Complete archive available here)

September 24: Thrive! 105-93rd St. Corridor Project Community Discussion with AECOM and the City of Cleveland

Peter Lawson Jones – Actor and Civic Leader | Freddy Collier – Cleveland Director of City Planning | Ryan Bouma – Project Manager, AECOM |  Dru McKeown – Principal, Architecture Office | Peter Debelak – Founder, Soulcraft Woodshop | Andrew Worm – Co-Owner, Room Service Boutique | Nikki Delamotte – Cleveland Arts and Culture Writer

July 14: Artist’s Role in Neighborhood Development – What You Want to See

Cindy Barber – Beachland Ballroom |  Amy Callahan – Waterloo Arts | Nicole McGee – Upcycle Saint Clair | State Representative Stephanie Howse – District 11 | Moderator Dru McKeown – Architecture Office

August 4: Artist as Businessperson – How to Market Yourself and Get Paid!

Gabe Pollack – Director, Bop Stop @ Music Settlement |  Peter Debelak – Founder, Soulcraft Woodshop/Soulcraft CLE | Erin Guido – LAND studio/ Cleveland Artist | Jennie Doran – Founder, Room Service Boutique | Steve Manka – Cleveland Metalworker | Jules Hanna DeWitt – Cleveland Artist | Moderator – Peter Lawson Jones – Actor and Civic Leader

Our most recent conversation:

About Agents of Ingenuity

Agents of Ingenuity is based on the success of the pilot ‘Engines of Ingenuity Summit’ at the 2014 IngenuityFest.

The focus is Cleveland as a globally competitive city for innovation and manufacturing, with an emphasis on the viewpoint of creative professionals. Structured as unlikely conversations between representatives from big business, small start-ups, the creative community and academia, our program will continue to grow with evening cocktail discussions, social hacks and a larger Agents of Ingenuity Summit – stay tuned!

As part of our mission to engender the flow of ideas, we compliment our live conversations and summit with podcasts, creating a year-round network of the people and ideas driving our region forward. We work in partnership with Design Lab High School, a STEM and project-based learning institution, as part of an emerging program in recording technology for students. The shows feature interviews with innovators based in Northeast Ohio, as well as ingenious representatives from beyond. Content promotes our sponsors, local businesses and other partners, and ties our community together through a permanent archive. To learn more about Agents @ Design Lab ECHS, click here.

Agents of Ingenuity is made possible through additional support from Thompson Hine LLP and Blue Technologies.

Blue Technologies


Thomspon HIne

Can’t get enough of Agents? Check out some of Ingenuity’s previous podcasts here!

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