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This is the archive site of Global Gov Jam 2011-2018. From 2019 on please visit


The Global GovJam is an event which will apply the concept and energy of the Global Service Jam and Global Sustainability Jam into the world of government and the public sector. Working around a common Theme, small Teams meet at multiple locations, working for 48 hours on building innovative approaches and solutions towards challenges faced by the public sector. At the end of the two days, they upload their results and publish them for the world.

The Global GovJam open to everybody who is interested in the public services, and who wants to add their own ideas and perspectives while enjoying themselves and learning more about how the world works. Both individuals and organisations can join - you do not need experience of government or the public sector. Anyone can host, and it's possible to have more than one Jam in the same town - but it's much more valuable to get them under one roof!
GovJams are especially relevant to government and public sector professionals, and will give them the opportunity to grow collaborations  - exchanging techniques, insights and ideas with colleagues near and far, while working on concrete projects addressing key issues inspired by the common Theme.
The joint goals of the event are for it to be meaningful, and to be fun.
The results of the Jam is twofold: 
  • Concrete output might be in the form of policy documents in an actionable or decidable form; change suggestions supported by research and plans of action: service designs: initiatives or platforms; and things we have not thought of yet.
  • Equally valuable intangible outcomes will be in experiencing diverse ideas and new working methods, building real connections to people in the same team or on the other side of the world, and in seeing how a structured innovation process can produce robust, concrete and human-centered results even in just 48 hours. We will also have a great time while getting a lot of work done.

Jamming offers a high-energy, massively diverse environment which focusses firmly on doing, not talking. By moving through a common innovation process, participants move away from well-trodden paths, building on each other's ideas to take practical, constructive steps towards novel solutions.

Please go to our new website to learn more.
The pilot GovJam in 2012 was initiated by The Australian Government's Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education; by Protopartners; and by WorkPlayExperience - the people behind the Global Service Jam. The Global GovJam is organised by WorkPlayExperience.