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on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:59

If you want to follow what's going on at the jam worldwide try the official hashtag #ggovjam on the various social channels:

On Twitter follow #ggovjam

On Flickr follow #ggovjam

Jamming Away

on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:56

As day 2 comes to an end for the jammers of the east, the western jammers gear up for some great adventures. A world connected, working together encouraged by the desire to learn, create and experience, inspired by the will to rock the public system, and maybe, just maybe change the world. 

Good luck to all, and KEEP JAMMING!!

We are jamming!

on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 02:52


For all participants of the local jams: the platform is now open for registration. Here what you can do on 

  1. Register (or login): Go to and simply follow the instructions.  Note: If you already were part of GovJam 2012 you can simply login using your username and password. 
  2. Update your profile: After you've logged in, take a few minutes to update your profile information. It's cool for other jammers to know who they jam with. But it's always your choice how much you want to share.   
  3. MY JAM: When logged in, you are automatically redirected to your profile page. There you will find links to
    • Create or join a project submission
    • Work on your your project submission

Who's coming to Global GovJam?

on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 16:38

Urban planners, university administrators, librarians, daycarers, graphic designers, teachers, federal policy consultants, community developers, people support analysts, impact advocates...

UXers, healthcare strategists, service designers, culture officers, civic organisers, architects, planners, students, tourism specialists, journalists, public sector innovation experts, tech experts...

Phd candidates, anthropologists, NGO workers, small business owners, public administrators, researchers, E-government specialists, students, coaches, product managers...

school coordinators, consultants, bicycle safety instructors, regional policy managers, education policy advocates, attorneys, community engagement specialists, mayors, ministers and citizens...

are coming to Global GovJam! Will you join them?

What does a Jam look like?

on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:51

For a good example of how a Jam can be, check out this film by Josh Lee. It shows the 2012 London site of our partner event, the Global Sustainability Jam. Every Jam is a little different, but this gives a great feeling of the impact.

(If you can't see the video, try this link.)


You can Jam! Anyone can!

on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 14:45

Thinking of hosting a Jam? Yes, we are still accepting locations!

A Jam can be as big or as small as you manage. It can be full-service, or self-orgaining. It can be a whole conference center, or just your kitchen table. All you really need is a space, some people, some internet and an open attitude... 

It doesn't matter if you are a public servant or a government employee - anyone can host. (We think your GovJam location will benefit from having both those types of people in the room, so if you are not connected to public service in any way, we have some tips to help you reach out to them.).

We have seen Jams put together in a few hours and - while that style is not for everyone - they rocked! So, if you're still hesistating, just get in touch. We'll help you to Jam the world of public services!


(Image: Istanbul Service Jam)

Growing every day!

on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:31

The Global GovJam is growing fast. As more and more locations join us, we already have sites on 5 continents, with more signing up nearly every day!  Anyone can host a GovJam site - whether you are a Gov employee, a professional innovator or designer, or a private citizen. We think the best jams will include a mix of all those people - but anyone can start the ball rolling! Why not give it a try?

Oh, and check out the growing community on our Facebook page and Twitter. We'll see you there!

We're going GLOBAL in June 2013!

on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:33

After the success of the 2012 Pilot, we'll be going Global in 2013!

The folks behind the Global Service Jam will be working with the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education to spread the news of the Jam in both the service innovation scene, and the public sector worldwide.

Mark your calendars for Global GovJam, 4, 5, 6 June 2013!

(More news soon!)

Got the Jam Fever?

on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:19

Want to Jam again?

Join us all over the world at the next Global Sustainability Jam, on the first weekend of November, 2012... :)

Thanks for GovJam

on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 08:13

What a week! The first ever GovJam pilot has wound down, with Jammers worldwide uploading their contributions to the Jam website. Well done everyone!

We had all sort of folks, from public service employees to government ministers, from farmers to fairies, from professors to students... And they all rocked the public sector! We had 48 hour Jams, 2 hour Jams, and everything in between. The results were amazing - we are just starting to look through them. Why not take a look - and maybe leave some comments? 

But just as important as the projects are the non-tangible outcomes - the new techniques learned, the people we have worked beside, the challenges we have met. And the new experience of high-energy, high-productivity FUN which is the reason we Jam.

We can certainly say that GovJam was a successful pilot. There is room for improvement, of course, but this test run was extraordinarily successful, and we are already talking about the next GovJam, and other similar events. Will you join us? We hope so. :)

So we send a big JAM-THANKS to everyone involved, especially the local hosts. You were amazing, generous. Without you, this Jam would never have worked.

And from GovJam HQ, our warm thanks to the Canberra team of Mik, Wayne and Ruth. Without you, there would never have been a GovJam. You were the infectious connectors.



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