What is Filament?
YOUR BEST MEETING. EVER.
Filament designs, hosts and facilitates amazing meetings, conferences and off-sites that help you design, learn, plan, strategize, or just get stuff done. Our collaborative, results-focused meetings combine expert facilitation, creative thinking and custom-designed tools for one simple, all-inclusive price. And if you're in St. Louis, we'll do it all in our cool 10,000 square foot innovation space.
BETTER BY DESIGN
WHAT MAKES our meetings DIFFERENT?
RESULTS-FOCUSED MEETINGS BUILT FOR ENGAGEMENT
Instead of delivering "safe" meetings our grandparents might recognize, we create engaging meetings designed for how people really think, learn and collaborate.
Filament meetings are effective, creative, inclusive and fun. Our meetings not only deliver your outcomes, but exceed your expectations. Our facilitation methods, visual thinking strategies and problem-solving tools deliver both unexpected insights and measurable results.
EASY TO PLAN & SIMPLE TO BUY
With Filament, you don't just rent a space, you buy a custom-designed meeting. Because our team takes care of all the details and our easy-to-understand pricing includes everything you need for an insanely great experience, you can focus on participating in your meeting instead of on planning it.
WHAT DO I GET?
Filament's per-person pricing includes everything necessary to make your meeting great.
- Our Creative Space
- Meeting Design
- Expert Facilitation
- Customized Exercises
- Live Sketching
GET REAL WORK DONE
how many can I bring and what will we do?
TURN-KEY MEETINGS THAT WORK FOR 10-150
No matter what challenge you're trying to solve, Filament can help. You can buy our meetings "off the shelf" or we can design a custom event built to achieve specific outcomes just for you. Here are just a few of our offerings.
CONNECT: WORK BETTER TOGETHER
Some might call this networking, but at Filament it's so much more. We'll help your group build meaningful connections with one another so you'll collaborate better and get things done.
Overview: Attendees will learn to think better together as they connect with one another and with the purpose of the organization. They'll also leave with ideas, tools and exercises they can use when they're back to work.
Outcome: A better working team.
Time: Two Hours to Two Days.
People: 10 - 150
CREATE: DESIGN SOMETHING AWESOME
How might you leverage your organization's collective wisdom and creativity to find your next business-changing idea?
Overview: Moving beyond mere brainstorming, your group will learn Filament's "EIEIO" methodology and pair rapid prototyping with visual thinking to create a new strategy, process, product or service.
Outcome: Something new, designed together.
Time: Two Days.
People: 5 - 50
DECIDE: ALIGN, AGREE AND ASSIGN
Wouldn't it be great if everyone involved with your next big project was on the same page, understood both the "Why" and the "How" and knew their role & responsibilities before the work begins?
Overview: Our facilitators and artists will help your team visualize the ideal outcome of your project, decide between alternative courses of action, delegate roles and responsibilities and assign deadlines so you're positioned for success.
Outcome: A visual project plan to get everyone "seeing" the future and the part they'll play in success.
Time: One or Two Days
People: 10 - 25
DEBRIEF: PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
Nobody said failure is fun, but taking time to learn from the past, free from blame, is a hallmark of effective organizations.
Overview: We'll help your team approach failure as an opportunity, identifying the good, the bad and the ugly with our "lessons learned" methodology. We will also focus on the organizational policies and behaviors you'll need to "unlearn" so you can succeed in the future.
Outcome: A day of learning from past mistakes, vs. repeating them.
Time: One Day
People: 10 - 100
WHAT DO OTHERS SAY?
"I enjoyed the process and found it very helpful. I was able to meet more people and have more meaningful conversations than in a "traditional" setting. I was able to learn more and hear a more diverse array of information, ideas and experiences."
"Filament's facilitators have an innate ability to read a room on walking in and walk out the other side with the room completely aligned and moving toward a common and inspiring goal. Their ability to manage heated discussions to agreement using relevant business knowledge and honed facilitation techniques is something I have not experienced with any other consultant, so I continue to introduce my clients to them."
"Fantastic facilitation! I was originally skeptical that a non-traditional meeting would be successful. But the agenda was established by listening to one another's concerns and finding so many common grounds. Filament skillfully led us to those common grounds and remained a cohesive cheerleader, and moved us along far exceeding our own expectations."
"Most successful workshop I have ever been to (in 40 years)!"
"No matter the size or make-up of the group, Filament deftly and creatively keeps the discussion on task, while fostering an environment that everyone enjoys. It is in this unique experience that attendees are able to engage with each other and collaborate toward a shared goal. Filament is great to work with, they listen to your needs, and work to deliver your desired outcomes."
"Great ideas for improvement, mostly generated by us -- a success!"
"Thank you for hosting and facilitating our board retreat. Your innovative and fun way of bringing it all together made for a wonderful experience for all involved! We felt a great sense of cohesiveness and accomplishment after leaving. We appreciate your unique services and will be spreading the word about Filament!"
"If you are interested in fostering creativity in your teams and preparing them to innovate in today's environment, I can think of no better place to start than with Filament."
BETTER MEETINGS FOR EVERYONE
HAVE YOU WORKED IN MY INDUSTRY?
IT DOESN'T MATTER (BUT PROBABLY YES)
At Filament, our methods are content "agnostic" and work across a wide variety of businesses and industries. We ask the right questions and make certain the smart people in the room (your attendees) are set up for success. We've designed and facilitated meetings, conferences, strategy retreats and off-sites for senior personnel in multi-national corporations, law firms, banks, hospitals and health care systems, technology companies, non profits and startups.
Just a few of the things we've done at Filament:
- Helped a medical services company chart their strategic path from $1B to $2B in revenues.
- Designed and facilitated a two-day retreat for neurologists, technologists and healthcare executives to map out the future of virtual care.
- Worked with a leading CPG business to align multi-disciplinary teams around a new e-commerce initiative.
- Built a multi-day creative "business academy" for a large law firm's hi-potential associates to understand how the firm works, how to price more effectively and how to build new services during a hack-a-thon.
- Hosted a conference for 100 attendees designed to uncover opportunities for collaboration and partnership in the non profit community.
- Created a unique executive-level retreat for a national financial services institution to rethink their executive recruiting strategy.
MEETING SPACE MATTERS
WHY SHOULD WE LEAVE OUR OFFICE?
OUR SPACE IS PRETTY COOL (SERIOUSLY)
We designed Filament's 10,000 square feet of meeting space to be the most creative, comfortable, flexible and effective meeting space you've ever used. When you're at Filament, everything feels better. From our leather couches, exposed brick walls and hundred-year-old wood floors to our 2000 square feet of whiteboards, fiber internet, games and creative tools, you're not in a hotel ballroom any more.
If you'd like to schedule a tour, we'd love to show you our space. Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.
1518 Washington, Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO 63103