Leeds gov Jam 2019
22/10/2019 to 23/10/2019
This is a public event
ODI Leeds
3rd Floor, Munro House
Duke Street

Leeds gov Jam 2019

Come and Join Us !! You have 48 hours to change the world – take part in Leeds Gov Jam! What will you design with just 48 hours to rock the public sector?
Leeds Gov Jam is part of Global Service Jam, which started in 2011 – it just gets bigger and better! Leeds welcomes you to use and learn about service design to address a global challenge. Share your expertise and learn from others as we work together to define problems, design solutions and test ideas.

Leeds Gov Jam is open to EVERYONE. It isn’t a theory course, it’s about doing, not talking; showing not telling. Apply a rapid, human-centred approach, come up with creative ideas and develop skills you can apply in your life and work.

Taking place 22 – 23 October 2019 at Leeds Open Data Institute, Leeds GovJam is part of the Global GovJam. It is all about applying the tools, techniques, and mindset of service design to the public sector. But, you don’t have to be a designer or work in the public sector or even Goverment to get involved. If you are curious about learning by doing and making things better for people, everyone is welcome. We welcome you whatever your background is or wherever in the world you are.

What Happens?

Jammers have 48 hours to work together in self organising teams problem-solving through service design (making something that is socially useful and human-centred). Despite working to a tight deadline, jams are playful, a fun and safe space to try out and learn new things. Plus you get to meet some awesome people and loads of support from amazing mentors to support you on the day.

Everyone gathers on Tuesday to discover a global theme, which is kept secret until jams all over the world have seen it

We split into teams and work together through Tuesday and Wednesday to design and prototype new services inspired by the theme

At 3pm on Wednesday everyone shows to the world what they’ve made and shares their work online with a Creative Commons License

We provide the venue, materials and service design inspiration. All we need is YOU, and some magical collaboration. What will you design? Up to 50 jammers will take part. We hope you’ll be one of them.

The Leeds Gov Jam is not-for-profit and run by volunteers. Your ticket price covers event costs and includes jamming materials, drinks, sandwiches and snacks. This event is open to all delegates aged18+

We hope you will join us for a collaboration and innovation event like no other.

Get the global picture here! http://www.govjam.org/

We hope you’ll join our jam!

For more information, please see https://leedsgovjam.com/ You can also follow @LeedsGovJam on Twitter (hashtags #LeedsGovJam for Leeds and #GGovJam for the global event).


Is there an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. You must be 18 or older to take part in Leeds Service Jam.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

ODI Leeds at Munro House is a short walk from Leeds bus and rail stations. The nearest public car park is at Quarry Hill.

What hours will the jam be ?

The core hours of the jam will be:

Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 9:30am to 5pm
Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 9:30am to 4pm
What can I bring to the event?

Pretty much anything! But, all you need to bring is yourself, your ideas and enthusiasm. If you like you could add prototyping materials, cardboard, Lego, play dough, whatever you like. If you like prototyping digitally bring a laptop, camera, or other kit. The space may be busy at times, so make sure you clearly mark anything you want to take home at the end of the event. We can’t be held responsible for your personal possessions while in the jam, so anything you do bring along is at your own risk.

What about food and drink?

We’ll provide snacks, lunch (sandwiches) and desserts and tea/coffee-making facilities in the jam space.

Dietary requirements

Please provide details of any special dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket on the form.

What if I can’t make both days ?

You need to attend on both days to get maximum value and learning from the day. Even if you attend one day you will be charged for both days.

What happens to the things we make during the jam?

At the end of the jam, we’ll upload copies of the things we’ve made to the global jam site. Everything created during the jam will be released under a Creative Commons License.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

please contact us by email [email protected] or tweet us @LeedsGovJam

What’s the refund policy?

Refund only available 7 days before event.

Can you provide a VAT receipt?

No, as we are volunteer run our accounts are not set up to handle VAT payments or invoices.