#GovJamCLT

#GovJamCLT was a weekend event that harnessed the concepts and energy of the global GovJam to promote solutions to challenges facing Charlotte.

If you missed the fun in 2015, you can read all about #GovJamCLT here!

Shapers

Overview of the Jam

#GovJamCLT
Charlotte Global Shapers

This weekend event will give residents from throughout Charlotte the opportunity to identify issues and collaborate on solutions using design thinking processes. Located at The Junior League of Charlotte, 1332 Maryland Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209, the event will encourage innovations, create innovators, and provide an opportunity for various stakeholders throughout the community to collaborate on solutions to the city’s challenges. The Shapers believe #GovJamCLT will help Charlotte residents begin to make the increasingly important connections needed between government and those the public sector serves.

#GovJamCLT will be on June 12-14

Engaged citizens from around the globe will come together for 48 hours for The Global Gov Jam. This action packed, thoughtfully designed event will encourage worldwide conversation around a theme that has yet to be determined. The weekend’s outcomes will be entirely up to each team, but the hope is that viable prototypes will spawn continued collaboration.

Started by design thinkers and doers, a Jam intends to promote and spread the discipline of service design with its tools and methods. Think “jam session” without the music (well, there may be music, but we won’t be singing). Everyone is welcome to jam and the outcomes are driven by the teams formed during the initial meet-up. No idea is too big or too small.

The focus of the Jams is determined by a given by a theme/research, which can be abstract or very specific pending the goals of the Jam-type.  The theme is kept as a secret until the Jam starts- in order to ensure a level playing field.

Register for #GovJamCLT HERE.

 

A very special thank you to our sponsors, without whom very little of this would have been possible.

sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions?  We have answers!

Please email us at contact@charlotteshapers.org or use our Contact Us page – we’ll put the most common questions up here.

What is the Global Shapers?

Established in 2011 by the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers community is a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements, and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. Charlotte’s 16 Global Shapers were selected by leaders from within the community and have received a broad mandate from The World Economic Forum: to take on at least one project per year that addresses an issue of importance to the collective group. #GovJamCLT will serve as the Shapers’ 2015 project!

What is a #GovJamCLT?

#GovJamCLT is a weekend event that will harness the concepts and energy of the global #GovJam to promote solutions to challenges facing Charlotte. Working around a common theme, which will be announced during the event, small teams will organically form, engage thoughtfully throughout the weekend, and build innovative approaches and solutions to several participant-identified challenges facing the city. The ultimate objective of #GovJamCLT is to Build Innovations and Innovators. At the end of an energy-filled weekend, the teams’ ideas and solutions will be put on display on an international collaborative platform for the world to see!

When/Where?

#GovJamCLT will take place at the Junior League of Charlotte, 1332 Maryland Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209

Details for the event are as follows:
Friday, June 12: 5:45pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 13: 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 14: 10:00am-1:00pm

$15 Admission

Each day that you attend, you get $5 back. So if you come for the entire weekend, it’s free! But if you can’t stay the entire time, that’s entirely ok. The idea is for people to come and go as they might, but the Jam will keep on jamming!

Who can partake?

Any and everybody! It’s essential that a diverse collection of stakeholders from throughout the community is represented in the room. The theme will not be revealed until the start of the event and it will be very broad–a variety of interpretations will be suggested, ensuring that everybody (and nobody) is an “expert.”

Sponsorship Opportunities

FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:

Tower Topper:
$10,000 level

  • Logo and “Presenting Sponsor” signage throughout #GovJamCLT session

  • Full page acknowledgement in program materials

  • #GovJamCLT Sponsor recognition in a minimum of 10 Social Media posts

  • Sponsor recognition in all pre and post event print materials, e-communications, publicity and event Web Site

  • Opportunity to display #GovJamCLT logo on company communications for cross-marketing purposes and to show your proud support of the Charlotte Global Shapers

  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship during kick-off of #GovJamCLT session

  • Inclusion of company’s marketing materials in Jammer’s Welcome Packet

Skyscraper:
$5,000 level

  • “Hosts” of our pre-Jam Social

  • Prominent placement of company signage at the event

  • ½ page acknowledgement in program materials

  • #GovJamCLT Sponsor recognition in a minimum of 7 Social Media posts

  • Sponsor recognition in all pre and post event print materials, e-communications, publicity and event Web Site

  • Opportunity to display #GovJamCLT logo on company communications for cross-marketing purposes and to show your proud support of the Charlotte Global Shapers

  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship during kick-off of #GovJamCLT session

  • Inclusion of company’s marketing materials in Jammer’s Welcome Packet

High Rise:
$2,500 level

  • ¼ page acknowledgement in program materials

  • #GovJamCLT Sponsor recognition in a minimum of 5 Social Media posts

  • Sponsor recognition in all pre and post event print materials, e-communications, publicity and event Web Site

  • Opportunity to display #GovJamCLT logo on company communications for cross-marketing purposes and to show your proud support of the Charlotte Global Shapers

  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship during kick-off of #GovJamCLT session

  • Inclusion of company’s marketing materials in Jammer’s Welcome Packet

Stadium View:
$1,000 level

  • #GovJamCLT Sponsor recognition in a minimum of 3 Social Media posts

  • Sponsor recognition in all pre and post event print materials, e-communications, publicity and event Web Site

  • Opportunity to display #GovJamCLT logo on company communications for cross-marketing purposes and to show your proud support of the Charlotte Global Shapers

  • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship during kick-off of #GovJamCLT session

  • Inclusion of company’s marketing materials in Jammer’s Welcome Packet

Global Shapers is a 501 C3 Non-Profit organization thus sponsorship expenses are tax deductible.