About Us

The fast-paced nature of technological change, growing inequality and environmental challenges are just some of the issues that our generation has to grapple with. Despite the unprecedented nature of these challenges though, they present us with unprecedented opportunities to redefine our societies and systems entirely. We believe that long-term sustainable solutions lie in collaboration and interdisciplinary learning.

Our story began in 2015 with a simple goal in mind – to connect minds to make a better world. We have now mobilized over 1,500 youth and engaged community members in the Vancouver area to co-create solutions and exchange ideas to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges through co-creation, design labs and case competitions while engaging dozens of regional leaders in social impact, policy, business, advocacy and sustainability.

IdeasXChange is a UBC-based not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia. We mobilize diverse communities through interactive learning and interdisciplinary thinking as the bases for systems change.

We are rooted in community, interconnectedness and youth engagement.