2024-03-04
Global Goals Jam Canada  Winter 2024 (March 8-10th Weekend)

Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2024 (March 8-10th Weekend)

Calling developers, designers, engineers, strategists, all enthusiasts to design impactful solutions for grand challenges: March 8-10!

**NOTE: Registrations will close on Saturday, March 2nd 12 PM EST, or once our intake seating is reached.

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 on the occasion of the 2024 SDG Week Canada (March 4-8) and to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) for the #GlobalGoalsJamCanada Winter 2024 on March 8th-10th — let’s jam for a better planet and win awards worth $4500*!

The Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2024 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab*, Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (COIE), 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.

  • Friday, March 8th | 2:00-6:00pm EST
  • Saturday, March 9th | 8:30am-6:00pm EST
  • Sunday, March 10th | 9:00am-6:00pm EST

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 may find a tentative schedule for the weekend in the Agenda section.

*The SDG Innovation Lab is generously supported by Diane Blake.

Our participants at the Global Goals Jam Canada Fall 2023.

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.

Themes & Topics

The Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2024 is based two selected Global Themes with contemporary topics each. As part of registration, you will be asked to choose one of the following Themes/Topics:

Theme 1: Designing an Equitable Community for All

  • Topic 1A) Solutions to improve gender equity
  • Topic 1B) Solutions to meet basic needs (food, housing, transportation, etc.) of students

Theme 2: Designing a Thriving Planet for All

  • Topic 2A) Solutions to achieve a clean, healthy, efficient and affordable net-zero future for Canada

Keynote Speakers & Judges

Keynote speakers and judges will be announced soon!

Other resources:

In the meantime, please see 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.

*Note: Awards payable via Amazon e-gift cards

Calling community leader volunteers!

Do you have knowledge and experience about building social enterprises? 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, kindly fill out our Community Leader Form.

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W e hope you can join our one-of-a-kind learning experience!

If you have any questions, you can always contact us at entrepreneurship@centennialcollege.ca. We endeavour to reply within 2 business days.

Du 8 au 10 mars 2024 Array

14h - 17h