UN SDG Global Design Jam

Virtual - Online


Neal Lilliott

Calling you to join the Global Goals Jam Canada Fall 2023!

Registration is required by Wednesday 27 September, 2023 - 4:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Centennial College, startGBC is Calling changemakers, developers, designers, strategists, social innovators, and all enthusiasts to design and hack impactful solutions for the grand challenges of the world!

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 Sustainable Development Goals?

Join us for the #GlobalGoalsJamCanada Fall 2023 on Sept 29th - Oct 1st

— jam for a better planet and win awards worth $4500*!

Learn  more  and  register  here:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/663616674337

About the event:

The Global Goals Jam Canada Fall 2023 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College with OSPE and Canadian Partners and the support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam. 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, engineers, 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, engineers, 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 Global Goals Jam Canada Fall 2023 is based on two selected Global Themes with three topics each:

Theme #1: Designing a Thriving Planet for All

Solutions to address issues contributing to climate change

  • Solutions to develop sustainable and affordable energy
  • Solutions to develop sustainable mobility/transportation
  • Solutions to ensure sustainable tourism

Theme #2: Designing Equitable Communities for All

Solutions contributing to healthy and thriving communities

  • Topic 2A: Solutions to provide affordable food and housing
  • Topic 2B: Solutions to ensure mental health and wellness
  • Topic 2C: Solutions to enhance educational quality and lifelong learning

As part of registration, you will be asked to choose one of the Topics/Themes. For more information on the Themes and Topics, you can view the Themes Detailed Report here.

We are also happy to share a message from Marco van Hout, co-founder of the Global Goals Jam, with all of you to help introduce the concept and the bigger movement you will be a part of.

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 a real impact.

It takes many community leaders to put together an event like this. We also invite facilitators or volunteer experts to join us by sharing their experience and expertise. If you are interested in becoming a GGJ Community Leader, kindly RSVP HERE.

For more information on the event, themes and other details visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/663616674337

Click Here To Reserve Your Spot Today

*Note: Awards payable only in Canada