Join GovJam Los Angeles June 4-6th
May 22, 2013 Leave a comment
This June, join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership staff at GovJam LA, presented by the Hub LA and friends. Global GovJam is a 48 hour global event where teams of public agency staff and community leaders will work together on the challenges faced by public services. Teams will collaborate to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. Participants will apply design principles and multi-disciplinary expertise to develop ideas through to prototypes.
While the theme is government, the objective is learning through experience. This 2.5 day hands-on event gives public sector individuals and concerned citizens the opportunity to learn new approaches and tools (and to learn from each other), and to bring those new skills, thinking, inspiration back to their jobs and life.
WHY should you attend?
Are you looking to improve the “customer experience” of citizens interacting with healthcare, education, public transportation, policy, governance, and so much more?
Are you looking for new approaches to tackle problems and create innovative solutions?
Are you looking to meet an amazing group of passionate people, learn new skills, and have fun doing it?
Then GovJam is for you!
WHEN is GovJam?
Tuesday, June 4 (7-9pm)
Wednesday, June 5 (9am-5pm)
Thursday, June 6 (9am-5pm)
Jamming is a new kind of professional development where you’ll be learning by doing, so the Global GovJam is happening during the week.
WHERE is GovJam?
The Hub LA
830 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Hub is a community of social impact professionals in downtown Los Angeles where Southern California based SRTSNP staff work out of. The Hub is hosting GovJam as a part of their series of events promoting Civic Innovation in LA.
WHO can attend GovJam?
Everyone and anyone can join the Jam! You do not have to currently work in the public sector, though you should come to the Jam interested in working on public sector issues. You do not have to have any design experience, though you’ll leave the Jam with a toolbox of design methods you can apply to your daily life.
You might be…engaged citizen, government employee, designer, non-profit professional, social entrepreneur, social worker, urban planner, architect, MBA, Public Policy Administration, student, teacher, hacker, makers, or thinkers and tinkerer.
Since the focus of the jam is learning by doing, there will be speakers and mentors from the design world and the public sector to help you throughout the Jam.
HOW can I get involved?
Registrations opens May 3 – sign up for updates at http://govjamlosangeles.org for details.
Email us – email@example.com
Tweet us – @govjamla
Like us – https://www.facebook.com/GovJamLosAngeles