15 September 2017
Global Goals Jam 2017
The #GlobalGoalsJam 2017 is a two day event happening world wide in connection to the Social Good Summit. Focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Social Good Summit unites a community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW – the world we want to live in by 2030 and how to unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.
The #GlobalGoalsJam 2017 consist of short design sprints and happens all over the world from Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Copenhagen to Amman, Delhi, Fukuoka. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit to create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term global goals. Lead organisers MediaLAB Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme are collaborating for projects from the Jam to be showcased at Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology .
The UN Global Compact – Cities Programme is supporting the Melbourne #GlobalGoalsJam which is lead by Mark Watson from RMIT University. It is a 2 1/2 day rapid prototyping workshop utilising design thinking methods to solve local problems.
This will be a curated event and expressions of interest to participate are sought.
Committed professionals that can make an impact around the Sustainable Development Goals #11, 12 and 14 ( Cities, Resources and Oceans) are being sought. As Melbourne is situated around Port Phillip Bay, the event will focus on the City, the Bay and resources.
Please note: A fee of $100 for employed participants and $50 for Un/under employed / students for the 2 1/2 day workshop will be charged.
Date: Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September
Venue: Building 80, 445 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3004
Register your Interest: Eventbrite