“Inspiring” … “dynamic” … “energetic” … “absolutely rocks” … “a little bit mental” … “disruptive” … “awesome” … “very cool” … “this will be the mainstream” … all comments from OxfordJam 2013. This year taking place on 9-11 April 2014 at the Old Fire Station, Oxford.
A three-day fringe event focused on the social economy and social-finance projects, OxfordJam runs in parallel to The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford. Why? It offers innovative and alternative ways to organise and finance the more social-oriented aspects of the typecast 21st century economy.
Sessions are outside-the-box and participatory. Contributors are expected to pay to run their sessions, rather than be paid. No Powerpoint presentations are allowed. Presenters have to think laterally and be prepared to use string, hats and a variety of creative props of all kinds. Full participant engagement is considered the ultimate accolade.
Subjects include working with social enterprises, developing strategic partnerships in the third sector, scaling ventures to local markets, social return on investment, green accountancy, CRM and much more.
In its fifth year, OxfordJam promises the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the social economy, learn about exciting work at the grass roots, start new projects and have fun. Inspirational and networking-oriented, it’s likely to be packed from early morning to late at night.
Come along – take part in the conversation.