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Kansas City Service Jam 2013

Kansas City Service Jam

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CST)

Kansas City Service Jam 2013

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Jam Donation
A way for people who believe in the jam as a way to support collaboration and innovation in the Kansas City area to donate to the event.
KC Service Jam Participant
Working professionals or students who will actively participate in the jam weekend, this is your option. Donations to help cover costs of food, drinks, materials are welcome and appreciated!
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Are you ready for a weekend of doing not talking?

On March 1st-3rd Global Service Jam is held for the third time in Kansas City and in cities all over the world. Come and collaborate with other dedicated people to design a completely new service! The result is shared with other jams worldwide. It is not necessary to know anything about service design. The most important thing to bring is interest and creative openness!

The first jam was held in 2011 with nearly 800 participants in 40 cities across globe and resulting in over 100 new service concepts. The event continues to grow each year with over 100 locations scheduled to host a Jam in 2013.

Schedule for the weekend

FRIDAY March 1st, 2013, 5:00pm - 9pm
Friday night kick-off and project brainstorm
Red Nova Labs
(4830 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood, KS 66205) 

March 2nd 9:00am-9:00pm
Project workshop
Google Fiber Space
1820 Westport Rd, KCMO 64111) 

SUNDAY March 3rd 12:00pm-4:00pm
Project workshop continues!
Google Fiber Space
(1820 Westport Rd, KCMO 64111)  


What to bring
Your passion, imagination and inner rock-star. Also, a notebook, possible service prototyping supplies such as a computer, camera, video camera, play-dough, legos, etc.


Is it a start-up weekend? A hackathon? Kind of, but not quite…
Imagine 48 hours to come up with an idea and bring that idea to life…but instead of creating lines of code or a new business (although you may end up doing those things), you will be creating new services and experiences. Throughout the weekend, teams will work collaboratively to concept, develop and prototype ideas.  By the end of the weekend, the teams will bring those ideas to life!

Is it a conference? A workshop? A networking event? Nope!
This weekend, it’s all about DOING and MAKING. It’s a chance for creative people, entrepeneurs, social innovators, professionals, students and academics to work together to solve problems.  It is a hands-on, practical event, aimed at bringing passionate people together, in order to create new solutions to a common challenge, using the tools of service design.

Why should you attend?

  • You want to learn more about a design-based approach to creative problem solving
  • You are interested in service design and want to gain some hands-on experinece
  • You have no clue what service design is, but want to find out
  • You will pick up a load of new ideas and work practices
  • You will design something that may become a real business
  • You want to meet a lot of cool people, at all levels of experience and from a variety of backgrounds
  • Your work and ideas will be reviewed by your peers, and presented to the world, where they can be seen by potential customers or employers, or by people who could make them real
  • You will have an awesome time and connect with people from your community, and from all over the globe

Is there a fee?

There is no fee to attend the jam, but we would appreciate donations that we hope will cover some of the costs for food, drinks, materials, and other jam necessesities. This is a non-profit, all volunteer event, so any support from participants and sponsors is crucial for its success.

Do I have to be there ALL weekend?

We do have ONE requirement for our participants, and that is commitment and presence (ok, I guess that is two..) during the weekend. This is to ensure that all teams can work fully and continuously throughout the 48 hours. This does not mean being there 48 hours straight (we wouldn't want that either), but being with your group when the group has decided to work. This is usually Friday night, all Saturday and half of Sunday.

Sign up today and let's jam!

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Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CST)

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Kansas City Service Jam

We are a small group of volunteers that advocates for service design. Located in the Kansas City metro, we strive to act locally and speak globally.

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