2013 Oakland Sustainability Jam
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM (PST)
Join us for the local edition of the Global Sustainability Jam on November 22-24, 2013 in Oakland, CA.
WHAT IS A JAM?
The Oakland Sustainability Jam is a 48-hour co-creative session where people come together in cities around the globe to solve problems, generate ideas, and create new products, services, and programs around the theme of Sustainability.
The Global Sustainability Jam is a non-profit activity organized by an international network of service designers and sustainability aficionados. These individuals all share the common belief that collaborative tools and design processes can be used to create meaningful change. To see a full list of locations, visit the Global Sustainability Jam website here.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
If you are interested in sustainability, design methodologies, innovation, or all of the both, then this is your opportunity to collaborate, learn, and most importantly, have fun!
As a participant in the Oakland Sustainability Jam, you’ll be jamming for 48 hours on a concrete idea. You’ll move through the whole development process in one weekend. And you won’t just be talking about design or sustainability, you will be working with others on developing ideas, designs and initiatives which could become real. The great thing about the jam is that there are no boundaries.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A JAM
Much like in musical terminology, a jam is all about creating something together using your skills and an open mind. But it’s not music you are jamming, it’s ideas.
Friday night: 6 pm - 9pm
Jammers around the world meet up in their cities, introductions are made, a Jam dinner is shared, the secret theme is revealed, a group brainstorm, teams form then off to a local watering hole to celebrate the start of the Jam!
Saturday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Sustainability panel, global jam city chats, conduct research, share Insights, ideate & prototype
Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sharing & feedback, Global city check ins, refining prototypes, guest mentor speakers, upload prototypes to Planet Jam (global website) then teams present their prototypes to adjudication panel, wrap up and celebrate an awesome Jam with awards and treats!
Because design jams are collaborative by nature, we need you to be all in. If you register, we're expecting you will be able to be here throughout the weekend, as it will be crucial to the success of your team's solution.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
You don't need to bring anything special--just your brain, ideas, and an open mind. We will provide limited supplies and snacks each day.
It's also cool if you come with friends or co-workers, but know that we'll split everyone up so Jamming groups are a good mix of skills and diverse view points. It's better that way, trust us!
For more details, check out our website here.
Learn more about the global initiative here.
See some frequently asked questions here.
For relevant news and updates, follow us on Twitter @oaklandsusjam.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON NOVEMBER 22ND!
When & Where
Comrade is an experience design agency located in historic Old Oakland. We partner with clients to create strategic, innovative, user-centric solutions that improve everyday life and build lasting brand value. We're built on two simple, core values: trusted relationships and high quality work.