What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
As a rule, conferences are expensive and over-regimented. The most valuable interactions don’t happen sitting in a lecture theatre listening to a speaker; they happen in the queue for coffee, the hallway, or the pub after hours. For the last 4 years OxfordJam has bravely flipped the traditional conference format on its head. The brightest minds on the scene have contributed a wide range of participatory and interactive sessions from all corners of the social economy. What’s more, session contributors pay to run their sessions and our delegates attend for free – making us a truly ‘open access’ event.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
Over the last four years OxfordJam has grown from an 35 session event attracting 200 people, to over 1,200 attendees drawn to over 65 sessions!
What is your solution?
Each year OxfordJam promises to create an innovative, inclusive and truly participatory environment even bigger than the last! And for the last four years that’s exactly what we have done!
From breakfast discussions, through inspirational sessions and numerous networking opportunities, to cabaret – we make sure we’re packed to the rafters from early morning to .. well, so late at night it’s early morning again!
If you want to connect with the brightest and most innovative minds in the social economy, learn about exciting work being done at grass roots level, and have fun, then this is the Social Enterprise event for you. Come celebrate our fifth birthday by adding your unique experience and expertise to this social-enterprise melting pot, or should that be ‘jam-jar’?!
How will you deliver this?
Running in parallel to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, OxfordJam is a three-day fringe event that creates a space for the nurturing of social economy and social finance projects the world over. Jam-packed with opportunities for collaboration and collision, and bursting with inspirational sessions - from breakfast discussions to our infamous late night cabaret – the fifth year of OxfordJam promises to be innovative, inclusive and truly participatory.