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Welcome to IDEAS AMERICA & CANADA – where innovation in idea management knows no limits.

Are you the kind of visionary soul who's driven by curiosity and powered by innovation in idea management? At IDEAS AMERICA & CANADA, we're your champions, your companions on this exciting journey.

As you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of corporate idea management, we stand beside you, providing you with an innovation ecosystem designed to nurture and amplify your ingenious idea management ideas.

Picture this: a sanctuary of like-minded professionals, a place where knowledge flows freely and education in idea management takes on a whole new dimension. Our commitment to independence and neutrality ensures an environment where ideas flourish without constraints, transcending industry divides.

In the dynamic tapestry of our corporate network, you'll find connections that matter. Your membership with IDEAS GLOBAL/IDEAS AMERICA & CANADA isn't just a title – it's an invitation to a world of opportunities. Uncover fresh perspectives, forge connections that ignite innovation, and unveil pathways that lead to your next level of idea management.

Join us not just as members, but as partners in progress. Whether you align with IDEAS GLOBAL on a global scale, to use the dynamics of IDEAS Germany, or step in as our esteemed guest, our network meetings await you with open arms. Let's journey together towards a future where innovation knows no limits. Your idea management deserves nothing less.

WELCOME Aaron Vokoun!

Ideas America Aaron Vokoun
We are pleased to announce Aaron Vokoun has recently joined our IDEAS GLOBAL  organization. He has been elected as the new Head of the IDEAS AMERICA and CANADA Program based in the United States.

He has a Chemical Engineering degree from University of Tulsa in Oklahoma with a minor in business administration.  He also has a yellow, green and black belt in Lean Six Sigma.  

Aaron is currently a Lead Process Improvement Engineer at Esker, a Software Company based in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Prior to this he was head of Ideas Management at Morton Salt in Chicago, IL.  He was also a Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist at Williams Energy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Prior to that he gained years of experience as an Global Ideas Manager with GEA Rainey. 

He and his wife (Jessica) and 8-year-old son (River) lived in Oklahoma for about 10 years and now back in Wisconsin for 3 years.  He decided to pick up and return to the north because he really missed the snow.  In between training for marathons and triathlons he likes to help others by coaching and training.  Aaron’s energy will help raise both interest and participation in the Ideas America Program.  Please join me in welcoming Aaron and if you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to him directly.


Welcome to the IDEAS AMERICA and CANADA idea management network meeting

Ideas America & CANADA network meeting
We cordially invite idea managers from the United States of America and Canada to network with us. Corporate idea managers from IDEAS GERMANY (ZI) are invited to register their international idea management colleagues from America and Canada to participate. Estemed idea management guests are welcome. .   

The next meeting will take place October 9th from 8 am to 9:30 am US/Chicago (US central) time (from 3 pm to 4:30 pm German/Berlin time). A next meeting will be held in the first quarter of 2024.


Aaron Vokoun of ESKER is our host, who was elected to lead IDEAS AMERICA and CANADA.

The IDEAS AMERICA and CANADA network meeting offers you the opportunity:

Do you still have a question before you would register?

Contact us! We are happy to support. Please get in touch with either Aaron Vokoun directly or via the IDEAS GLOBAL head office in Germany ( or IDEAS GERMANY (