THIS THURSDAY!! Nerd Jam TO.4 – Grand Slam Nerd Jam

Nerd Jam TO.4 – Grand Slam Nerd Jam
October 20th; ARRIVE 6:00-6:30pm, JAMMING STARTS AT 7:00.
At the Centre for Social Innovation – Annex, 720 Bathurst, Ground floor
Bring food/drink to share – this is a potluck!


Toronto Design Nerds are back!  Join us for our Grand Slam Nerd Jam, where we’ll jam on ideas for the first Toronto Design Nerds project!  Modeled after our big cousin in Vancouver, the Toronto Design Nerds is a network of all who are interested in design, community and collaboration who desire to engage in design thinking and collaborative projects with a spirit of exploration and creative play, and to re-imagine the typical day-to-day environment of their city.

To this Jam, bring ideas for *awesome* projects that will contribute to an awesomer Toronto (yes, we made up that word).  By the end of the night we’ll collaboratively select one idea to submit to the Toronto Awesome Foundation for their monthly $1,000 grant!  If we get it, we’ll use that money to make the project happen.

Here’s how you can participate:
a) Come jam, eat and drink with us! (required!)
b) Share an awesome project idea at the Jam (optional, but will earn you much nerd love)
c) Help finalize the Awesome application (optional, and yes, more nerd love)
d) Collaborate on the actual project when it rolls out (optional, do we have to mention the nerd love?)

All are welcome – come armed with a playful spirit, potluck food, and ideas if you have some kicking around…  Here are some guidelines for our project jam ideas:
1. must be awesome and fun!
2. must respect the environment (in execution at least, if not in spirit too!)
3. ideally be achievable with nerdy volunteers and a $1,000 budget

For inspiration, check out past projects supported and shortlisted by the Toronto Awesome Foundation:

Cardboard Fort Night Attack of the 50-foot Rob Ford

Random Swings of Joy (by the TO Awesome Foundation itself)

And lots of other awesome shortlisted ideas!

And take a look at some Vancouver Design Nerd projects.

Remember, the Toronto Awesome Foundation’s motto is: “$1,000. In cash. In a paper bag. To do something awesome. … That’s it.”

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