I hadn't heard of "ideation" before, but I spotted this event -- The Sprout Fund's Idea Roundup -- while I was reading Angry Drunk Bureaucrat:
Engage Pittsburgh is a new initiative presented by the Sprout Fund to raise civic engagement and dialogue among Pittsburgh's creative, energized young people. The goal of the Idea Round Up is ideation- creating new solutions to nagging issues, making Pittsburgh the city you want it to be.
Sounds intriguing. If it works, that means that Pittsburgh could be the first American city to be saved by Zen.
WWBCT (What Would Bill Cowher Think)?