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Global Goals Jam 5th Anniversary symposium - official launch GGJ2020

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Dear jammers,

We have a very special announcement to make! 
This year marks the 5th edition of the Global Goals Jam. Back in the day, the Global Goals Jam was co-founded by the Design Across Cultures (DxC) track (for more info, see also https://digitalsocietyschool.org/design-across-cultures/) and the UNDP in order to design solutions for local problems - on a global scale. During these past five years, our community has grown substantially. We’ve had jammers participating in over 85 cities all over the world - that calls for a celebration. Therefore, we would like to invite you to join Back to the Futures, our very first online symposium that is co-hosted by Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Milano and Digital Society School (DSS) Amsterdam! With Back to the Futures, we officially kick off the Global Goals Jam 2020. 

What?
An online symposium in which we have invited long-term Global Goals Jam organizers and a facilitator to take the (virtual) stage. In a total of three rounds, these speakers will explore three topics that are key in designing for and with the Sustainable Development Goals:

1. Social and cultural bias in creative practices for sustainable development.
2. The shift in perspectives from human-centered design to design for life/design for the Sustainable Development Goals
3. Distance and desirability: health and wellbeing in the communities of the digital age.

During each round, two to three speakers will share and discuss local perspectives on one of these topics between themselves - and together with you! How? Simply post your questions in the chat next to the virtual stage - at the end of each round, we will do a Q&A. We encourage you to think along critically and share with us questions from your communities locally in order to foster inclusivity and diversity.

Why? 
With five years in the making, we wanted to give you the opportunity to connect more with our growing global community and think along with us about future Global Goals Jams. In these times of unprecedented uncertainty and with many being home-bound, it is - more than ever - important to embrace cross-cultural collaboration. By looking back on the experiences and insights from five years of Global Goals Jam, we can build sustainable futures together.

When?
Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, 12:00 until 14:00 Central European Summer Time

After the symposium ends, you are more than welcome to stick around on the platform Hopin - it has some great networking options - so you can meet organizers and participants around the world.

Where?
The symposium will take place on the Stage (12-2pm) - see below for the schedule of the speakers.
After that, there will be some time for Networking and meeting people from all over the globe! (2-230pm)

Schedule

· Stage
Opening statements
Simona Maccagnani NIck Verouden Boaz Paldi
· Stage
Panel discussion 1
Social and cultural bias in creative practices for sustainable development
Gabriel Weirich Sanjay Gupta Mohamed Muse Hassan Jorik Elferink
· Stage
Panel discussion 2
The shift in perspectives from human-centered design to design for life/design for the Sustainable Development Goals
Daniela Moya Gabriel Weirich Nadim Choucair Tokushu Inamura
· Networking
BREAK
· Stage
Panel discussion 3
Distance and desirability: health and wellbeing in the communities of the digital age.
Gabriel Weirich Kelsie Stewart Shinichiro Ito Stephanie Helou
· Stage
Closing remarks
Simona Maccagnani NIck Verouden
· Networking
Networking!
meet each other in a more personal setting

Speakers

Gabriel Weirich

Facilitator

Simona Maccagnani

GGJ Organizer (IED, Milan, Italy) - Co-host

Kelsie Stewart

GGJ organizer (LOFTWORK, Japan)

Stephanie Helou

GGJ organizer Germany (Fjord)

Jorik Elferink

GGJ organizer (Amsterdam)

Yasuyuki Hirai

GGJ organizer (Kyushu University, Japan)

Nadim Choucair

GGJ organizer Germany

Daniela Moya

GGJ organizer (Fjord)

Boaz Paldi

UNDP - GGJ co-founder

Tokushu Inamura

GGJ organizer (Kyushu University, Japan)

NIck Verouden

Digital Society School

Mohamed Muse Hassan

GGJ organizer Somalia

Shinichiro Ito

GGJ organizer Kyoto, Japan

Sanjay Gupta

GGJ organizer New Dehli, India

The event is over

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Digital Society School

A learning community shaping the new leaders of the digital transformation: via design, tech and social innovation for sustainable development.

Booths

Digital Society School

Special 5th anniversary message by GGJ founders - Gijs & Marco