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on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:46
 
The dates for the next 3 Jams have been announced!
 
Global Sustainability Jam 2016 (www.globalsustainabilityjam.org #GSusJam) 4-6 November 2016
 
Global Service Jam 2017 (www.globalservicejam.org #GSJam) 17-19 February 2017
 
Global GovJam 2017 (www.govjam.org #GGovJam) 17-18 May 2017
 
To register a location (read the FAQ first!), see the relevant web page or drop us a mail!
 
 
 

We Jammed the Jam!

on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 02:20

Global Service Jam 2016 is over.

It is quite amazing what can happen in three Earth rotations - strangers become friends, ideas become tangible prototypes and work becomes fun. Some people come back to Jams again and again, some Jammers become Hosts and some Hosts become part of Global HQ. But it’s easy to understand when, on the last day of Jam, you see and experience the power of the seven “Hot Kitchen Tips”. And you see what can be done when people put their heads and hands together in a positive way to change the world around them. It’s been five years since the first Global Service Jam with 1263 registered Jammers. We’ve grown not only in the number of jammers, prototypes and wonderful results, but also in the experiences, knowledge, skills and - perhaps the most important - connections we established. Seeing all the photos of jammers, funky moves (Manila, yes we are looking at you), dance-off challenges and happy faces makes us feel great, because we see you really embraced the rule of having fun.

The GSJam 2016 HQ Team, this time strengthened by first-timers from the Ljubljana Jams, helped us to survive 48 crazy hours of research, insight generation, building, testing and throwing away prototypes, exploring and building empathy, constructing business models and sharing all this with the whole world. We will keep on supporting you, no matter how big your upload files - because when we hear all the positive feedback, we know that it is all worth it. We want to thank all the local Hosts, sponsors, Mentors and supporters that made this Global Service Jam possible! And most important, THANK YOU JAMMERS, for being a part of it. You are the Jam.

We hope that you took something from this (even if it just one of those strange rubber chickens wink emoticon ) and that you enjoyed the 2016 Jam as much as we did. Please share your impressions, observations, what you learned and wish for; please post pictures and videos of your favorite moments; and don’t forget to call that special person you met at the Jam wink emoticon There will be more Global Jams soon - we will keep you posted. Meanwhile, check out our (new) Facebook group "Global Jam Community", where you can share your photos and videos with all jammers around the world, and help spread the Jam! JAM ON!

(Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlobalJamCommunity)
(Pictures from Orléans, Kansas City and GlobalHQ. Thanks!)

The 2016 Secret Theme Video

on Sun, 02/28/2016 - 23:17
What a Jam! It's still running in some countries, but here is the inspirational video and Secret Theme which started Jammers all over the world. 
 
 
Thanks to the amazing film team, made up of Jammers from Ljubljana, Bogotá and GlobalHQ, and all their helpers especially artist Jernej Žumer. This was one of the most popular Jam films ever - well Jammed! 
 
 

We are Jamming!

on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:47
Welcome to the 2016 Global Service Jam!
The Jam has started, kicking off in Tehran a few hours ago. Soon, Jammers all around the world will join in for 48 hours of building prototypes, trying new ways of working, and meeting great people while having a great time. 
Are you a Jammer? If you have a ticket to one of our local Jams, click Register above to start getting ready to Jam globally!  (Not got a ticket yet? Get in touch with your local Jam now - see the Locations tab for details.)

 
Of if you can't join us, click on Buzz to follow the fun! Have a great Jam!
 

Global Service Jam: February 2016

on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 22:38
 
The dates of the next Global Service Jam have been announced. 
 
We will Jam on the last weekend of February 2016. In most countries, that is the 26th to the 28th of February.
 
And we are ready to register Jam locations! Just read the FAQ and click on the location page to register your city!
 
See you at the Jam!
 
PS Anyone can host a Jam. If you are unsure, read the FAQ here or mail us for more help.

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