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Blackpool GovJam

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The Derham Lounge, Winter Gardens Blackpool

97 Church Street

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Do you want to learn how to be an innovator and use your new skills to improve where you live and work? Then join the jam!

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You have 48 hours to work together using real insights from citizens and expert guidance from our design team to create and show how your ideas could work in real life.

Blackpool GovJam will be the first event of its kind to happen on the North West Coast! On the 23rd and 24th October we’ll be bringing people together from all walks of life to learn how to apply design thinking and service design techniques to improve the public services they use and deliver.

Blackpool GovJam is also a brilliant opportunity to make connections with the digital community in your area. With the recent investment in high-speed broadband and the local council's ambition to make Blackpool an exciting digital place to live and work it couldn’t have come at a better time.

What’s more, we want Blackpool GovJam to be as inclusive as possible so it's completely free and open to all ages. You’ll be learning the tools, techniques, and mindset of a designer to improve the public services you use and deliver. But, you don’t have to be a designer or work in the public sector or even Government to get involved. The most important thing you can bring is your curiosity, open mindedness and a desire to make life better for people!

Blackpool GovJam have been lucky enough to be supported by Blackpool Council to use the stunning Derham Lounge at the Winter Gardens Theatre for this exciting event. This historic entertainment venue can be accessed from street level and boasts public entrances both from the building and street level.

What happens at GovJam?

You will have 48 hours to work together in self organising teams problem-solving through design. Jams are playful, a fun and safe space to try out and learn new things with the support of our amazing team of designers and digital experts.

On day one we will gather to discover a global theme, which is kept secret until jams all over the world have seen it. We then split into teams and work together Wednesday to Thursday to design and prototype new services inspired by the theme

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

Up to 50 jammers can take part on the day so save your place quick and join us! :)

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

For more information, please see follow us on Twitter @BlackpoolGovJam (hashtags #BlackpoolGovJam and #GGovJam for the global event).

Core hours of Blackpool Gov Jam:

9:30 am to 4:30 pm on both days

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