WHAT is GovJam?
This June, join us at GovJam LA, presented by the Hub LA and friends. Global GovJam is a 48 hour global event where teams of Gov folks and private citizens work together on the challenges faced by public services. Teams will collaborate to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. Participants will apply design principles and multi-disciplinary expertise to develop ideas through to prototypes.
While the theme is government, the objective is learning through experience. Human-centered design gives us tools to rethink public services in a new light. This 2.5 day hands-on event gives public sector individuals and concerned citizens the opportunity to learn new approaches and tools (and to learn from each other), and to bring those new skills, thinking, inspiration back to their jobs and life.
WHY should you attend?
Are you looking to improve the “customer experience” of citizens interacting with healthcare, education, public transportation, policy, governance, and so much more?
Are you looking for new approaches to tackle problems and create innovative solutions?
Are you looking to meet an amazing group of passionate people, learn new skills, and have fun doing it?
Then GovJam is for you!
WHEN is GovJam?
Tuesday, June 4 (7-9pm)
Wednesday, June 5 (9am-5pm)
Thursday, June 6 (9am-5pm)
Jamming is a new kind of professional development where you’ll be learning by doing, so the Global GovJam is happening during the week. If you need help convincing your boss, let us know! We can help!
WHERE is GovJam?
The Hub LA - in our brand new Media Lab!
830 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Hub is a community of social impact professionals in downtown Los Angeles. They offer their members shared working space, social and cultural programming, business acceleration services, and a network of like-minded individuals. The Hub is hosting GovJam as a part of their series of events promoting Civic Innovation in LA.
WHO can attend GovJam?
Everyone and anyone can join the Jam! You do not have to currently work in the public sector, though you should come to the Jam interested in working on public sector issues. You do not have to have any design experience, though you’ll leave the Jam with a toolbox of design methods you can apply to your daily life.
You might be an…engaged citizen, government employee, designer, non-profit professional, social entrepreneur, social worker, urban planner, architect, MBA, Public Policy Administration, student, teacher, hacker, makers, or thinkers and tinkerer.
Since the focus of the jam is learning by doing, there will be speakers and mentors from the design world and the public sector to help you throughout the Jam.
Here’s a video from GovJam London to give you an idea of what kinds of inspiration and innovation to expect at GovJam:
HOW can I get involved?
Registration is now open! Click here to register now.
We’d love to Jam with you!