Monday, June 16, 2014

Come Jam with City of Melbourne Tue 24 Jun: Rapid Prototyping Big Ideas for Local Food Projects


All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo

Do you believe that Melbourne can have a food system that is healthier, more sustainable and fair for all? So do we. We also believe that there are ideas out there that could transform the way we produce, distribute, prepare, share, sell or consume food - contributing to a thriving local food economy for Melbourne now and into the future. Join us at the Local Food Project Big Ideas Jam on Tuesday 24 June, with others who are passionate about better food futures, to develop what could be the next world-changing idea.

Find out more and register here.

This event is a follow up to the EcoCity Food Forum in 2013, and the Going Local Forum earlier this year. The Local Food Project Big Ideas Jam is part of a program we're currently developing with City of Melbourne, The Food Alliance and the Open Food Network, which includes a Prototype Design Camp 25-27 July, and a Project Accelerator program over 10 weeks starting in September.

Through the Local Food Project Launchpad program of events and activities for 2014, our aim is to provide a launchpad for six Melbourne-based local food initiatives, and support the development of dozens more Victorian sustainable and fair food initiatives, and the passionate and innovative people who are driving them.

Join us for the Going Local Big Ideas Jam on Tuesday 24 June at State Library Victoria, and you will have the opportunity to share, develop and test ideas with teams of diverse, knowledgeable and experienced people from across the food sector - from growers and distributors to restauranteurs and educators, from policy-makers and community service providers to entrepreneurs and creative professionals.

At the Big Ideas Jam you will learn how to:
  • develop and test game-changing ideas using an open and collaborative team-based rapid prototyping process 
  • design and deliver a pitch for your big idea to find team members, engage supporters and attract funding 
Join us for a fun and exciting evening that will see up to 20 teams come together, and 20 big ideas designed and delivered in just two hours.

You’ll also hear more about the Local Food Project Prototype Design Camp 27-29 July, and what else we have planned for the rest of the Going Local Launchpad program for 2014.

So grab your ticket (and maybe one for a friend), and bring your passion, imagination and inspiration and we'll see you at State Library Victoria for the Jam on 24 June! :)

David
on behalf of the Going Local team
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