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Global Goals Jam Toronto 2021

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - October 17 @ 6:30 pm

Free
Global Jam 2021
Calling developers, designers, strategists, and all enthusiasts to design and hack impactful solutions for grand challenges, October 15-17

About this event

Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Do you want to be part of a select group of committed people who will spend a weekend designing and hacking innovative solutions to challenges that can help Canada contribute to achieving the Global Goals? Join us for the #GlobalGoalsJamToronto2021 on October 15-17, 2021. Let’s jam for a better planet!

The Global Goals Jam Toronto 2021 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College and Canadian Partners with support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam as part of Global Goals Jams around the world. It is a weekend program to contribute to the Global Goals by collaborating and building solutions to pressing social or business challenges and invoking the participation and engagement of students, entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers and the public community. The program uses a design process and lean methodology to guide participants ensuring that any potential solutions actually solve the problem at hand.

This 2 ½-day program was developed to engage participating designers, developers, strategists, and all community members to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating solutions with long-term impact.

Participants will work on their problems and solutions with mentor support addressing the themes using design thinking and lean methodology. Participants work towards solutions resulting in presentation and pitching to a panel of eminent judges for a chance to win awards*. During the weekend while teams are working, they are extensively mentored by subject matter, design thinking, business model and pitching experts.

You are invited to jam for a better Canada and a better world! Get to know design thinking and lean methodology in practice. Virtually meet like-minded people to develop cool solutions for global problems .

The central themes of this Challenge are:

Theme 1: Sustainable Local Ecology

Sustainable solutions for the Challenges of the Grand River Watershed.

Theme 2: Human Trafficking

Solutions for Combating Human Trafficking

Theme 3: Climate Change

Solutions for Climate Change Issues

To collaborate, we need to engage in a way that goes beyond talking, towards creating a space for people from all backgrounds to bring in their local knowledge, ensuring a bottom-up, grassroots approach.

More than just a weekend, it is the beginning of a community to create real impact.

It takes many community leaders to put together an event like this. We invite you to join us by sharing your experience and expertise as a facilitator, or volunteer expert. If interested and available, kindly RSVP here.

For more information on the event, themes and other details visit: https://globalgoalsjam.org/event/toronto-2/

 

*Note: Awards payable only in Canada