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KC Global Service Jam

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KC STEM Alliance

4825 Troost Avenue

#108

Kansas City, MO 64110

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The Global Service Jam is a simultaneous, world-wide, 48-hour event that's all about DOING and MAKING. It's like Startup Weekend for Design Thinking nerds.

In cities all over the world, people will be coming together for a fun weekend full of service design exploration, stretching their creative muscles, and collaborating with other awesome people from their area in order to design entirely new services that will improve people’s lives. A little confused? Check out this fun, 90-second glimpse into the spirit of the Jam: https://vimeo.com/35919205

Anyone can take part. You just need to be interested and have an open, enquiring mind. You could be a designer, an academic, a student, a customer experience person, a UX ninja, someone in the customer frontline, unemployed, the "innovation person" at a big company or an entrepreneur.

What to expect:

We will kick off the event Friday evening with a presentation from Kauffman's Design and Innovation team on World Building. We will then virtually join the rest of the global teams and tune into the reveal of the Jam’s secret theme. We then break into teams and start working!! Our challenge for the weekend is to identify and understand a real-world need, ideate and prototype concepts and present a solution by Sunday afternoon. Don't worry, we break every night and re-group in the mornings.

Throughout the weekend, you will:
• Learn more about the service design-based approach to problems
• Pick up a load of new ideas and work practices
• Meet a bunch of cool people at all levels of experience
• Share your work and ideas with your peers both locally and around the world
• Have a blast!

The only requirement is your passion, imagination and inner rock-star. The workspace and basic office and crafting materials will be supplied - but feel free to bring anything else that you might want to work or prototype with (notebook, lucky pen, camera, laptop, video camera, play-dough, legos, cardboard, pipe cleaners, etc.)

We are working to secure sponsors to cover cost of supplies and meals throughout the Jam. If this sounds like you, please email jennifer@belowthefoldkc.com or sarah@curiouspixel.com.

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KC STEM Alliance

4825 Troost Avenue

#108

Kansas City, MO 64110

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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