Brisbane Jam March 29 - 31, 2019
Kelvin Grove, QLD

What is a Jam?

Brisbane Jam is a brand new chapter of the Global Service Design Jam, an event designed for enthusiasts eager to learn new methods, tools, and share their experiences. Over three days, you'll be researching, prototyping and pitching an idea based on a top secret theme that will be unveiled on the first night of the jam. You'll be working with people you might never have met before, bouncing insights and ideas off one another and building on what bounces back.You will build a functioning prototype and plan of action which you or somebody else might want to develop further.

Is a jam... A hackathon?
We love hackathons. But a Jam isn't one of those. At the end of a jam, you will have some great and inspiring ideas and prototypes, you will have met some great Brisbane minds and made some awesome new friends. Maybe you won't create the start-up of your dreams out a Jam, but we can assure you won't leave disapointed!

Is a Jam... A meetup, or a design drinks event?
Unfortunately not. You're not here to show off your skills, to chat about what's happening in your field (although those things might happen). You'll be making contacts and sharing knowledge in the best possible way - by actually working through ideas, plans and building together.

Meet the team







Where do we jam?

The first edition of Brisbane Jam will be hosted in the QUT Creative Precint, in Kelvin Grove.

The venue is easily accessible by bus, from Roma Street Station catch bus 66, 330, 333 to QUT Kelvin Grove or 135, 145 to Kelvin Grove Road. If you drive, there is plenty of street parking available all weekend.

If you're a QUT student or staff, you can hop on the free shuttle to and from the city.

A jam schedule...

The Jam will kick off at 6 pm on Friday the 29th and pack up at 6 pm on Sunday the 31st.

The kick-off on Friday night will include finger food & beverages - this is where you will meet your fellow Jammers, watch some inspirational speakers, meet your teammates and get the secret theme for the Jam from Global HQ.

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, your Jam organising team will guide you through the bringing to life of your team's ideas & exploring ways to refine them. Sunday will wrap up with the teams allpresenting their final concepts to a small panel of judges - then we talk next steps and how you can all keep up the momentum after the Jam!

Friday 29th March
6pm - 9pm, including snacks & drinks

Saturday 30th March
9am - 5:30pm, including Light breakfast, all day snacks, & beverages

Sunday 31st March
9am - 5:30pm, including Light breakfast, all day snacks, & beverages

We'll keep you nourished: Healthy food, Drinks, Snacks... COFFEE! Light breakfasts are provided but lunch is BYO or enjoy the local dining options in Kelvin Grove Village precinct.