After listening to many voices and different viewpoints, we have had to accept that sometimes even peaceful intentions can be misused. And that misuse can endanger the future of a platform for understanding and – more importantly – the wellbeing of its participants. Like so many countries, companies, sports associations, arts organisations, and the ICJ, we stand with the Ukrainian people and renounce Russian aggression. Therefore we will not be allowing or supporting Russian Jams at the 2022 Global Service Jam.
The next jam dates are fixed! Global GovJam will be Jamming public services with citizens, public employees, innovation folks and more from 16-21 November 2021. And Global Service Jam, the biggest and boldest of our Jams, will take off on a weekend to be announced in March 2022.
This year at the Jam we have come together with What Design Can Do and their No Waste Challenge for our March event. Depending on how Jammers interpret the Secret Theme of the Global Service Jam, a Jam project can become a great springboard into the No Waste Challenge. And... if a Jam Team want to explore taking their project further, they might get together after the Jam, evolve their project, and enter it into the No Waste Challenge in April. There is a great opportunity to make their evolved Jam prototype into reality – with funding, publicity and a development programme co-created with Impact Hub!
As last year, we will split the Jam. It will be spread over two main dates: CLASSIC WEEKEND: weekend of the 12th of March 2021 – intense online or offline Jams of up to 48 hours. BIG JAM WEEK: 16-20 June 2021 – online or offline Jams in various formats, squeezed into 48 hours or spread over several days.