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68 - 74 Kempston Street


L3 8HL

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48 hours to rock the public sector at GovJam Liverpool!

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Liverpool GovJam 2019


GovJam is coming to Liverpool! Come and be part of a global event bringing people together to think and work creatively, solving problems through a public sector lens.

GovJam is part of the Global Service Jam which we’ve hosted in Liverpool for the past two years. We’re part of a growing network of creative problem solvers working together to introduce new ways of working and thinking to the North West and beyond.

The Jams are OPEN TO EVERYONE. You don’t need to be a designer or work in the public sector to attend. We encourage people from all backgrounds to join in because we believe that more diverse teams are better, more creative teams.

This year our good friends at FutureGov have kindly offered to sponsor the event so we’re able to offer FREE TICKETS to everyone. We have a limited number of 30 places.

Please come along for 48 hours of experimentation, collaboration and learning by doing whilst having fun and meeting new people from around the world. There’s nothing else like it!

When is it?

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 9:30am to 5pm

Thursday 24th October 2019 from 9:30am to 4pm

Where is it?

DoES Liverpool

1st Floor, The Tapestry

68-76 Kempston Street

Liverpool L3 8HL

What happens?

Jammers have 48 hours to work together in teams problem-solving through service design (ie to make something that is socially useful and human-centred). Despite working to a tight deadline, jams are playful, a fun and safe space to try out and learn new things.

Working in teams around a secret theme

On day one we will gather to discover a global theme, which is kept secret until jams all over the world have seen it. We then split into teams and work together Wednesday to Thursday to design and prototype new services inspired by the theme.

At 3pm on Thursday everyone will show what they’ve made and will share their work online under a Creative Commons License.

Up to 50 jammers can take part on the day so save your place quick and join us!

Get the global picture here! http://www.govjam.org/

For more information, please see follow us on Twitter @liverpoolgovjam (hashtags #liverpoolgovjam and #GGovJam for the global event).

All materials provided by us on the day


Is there an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. You must be 18 or older to take part in Liverpool Service Jam.

What are my transport options getting to the event?

The Tapestry is a short walk from Liverpool city centre and rail stations, the closest one is Lime St.

Getting around

The nearest train station is Lime Street and there are a number of car parks close to London Road and Kempston Street.

What can I bring to the event?

Pretty much anything! But, all you need to bring is yourself, your ideas and enthusiasm. If you like you could add prototyping materials, cardboard, Lego, play dough, whatever you like. If you like prototyping digitally bring a laptop, camera, or other kit. The space may be busy at times, so make sure you clearly mark anything you want to take home at the end of the event. We can't be held responsible for your personal possessions while in the jam, so anything you do bring along is at your own risk.

What about food and drink?

We'll provide sandwiches and snacks and tea/coffee-making facilities in the jam space. Jammers can bring or buy their own lunch and Liverpool city centre with a wide selection of food options is just a short walk away from the venue.

What if I can't make the whole weekend?

You really need to be there on Wednesday morning for the kick-off and secret theme video, but after that some participants do just one of the other days - Wednesday / Thursday. Please let us know if you intend to do this so we can plan timings and manage the number of participants in the space. To get the most value from the event we’d recommend trying to attend both days.

What happens to the things we make during the jam?

At the end of the jam, we'll upload copies of the things we've made to the global jam site. Everything created during the jam will be released under a Creative Commons License.

Are there any other terms and conditions?

Liverpool Gov Jam is part of the Global Service Jam. We ask all participants to confirm that they understand the jam terms and conditions.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Message us on Twitter - we're @liverpoolgovjam, email the event host, or use the "Contact lpoolservicejam" option on this page.

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DoES Liverpool

68 - 74 Kempston Street


L3 8HL

United Kingdom

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