They say that all good things must come to an end. Today we’re announcing that after six wonderful years, Jam is closing down.
To this day, we have thoroughly enjoyed everything we’ve done together. Our events were fun, different, and a pleasure to organise and run. You brought them to life and we couldn't be more grateful for all the great moments we enjoyed in your company.
In this announcement, we’d like to share the rationale behind this decision.
2020 has had a disastrous impact on society and the economy as a whole. From a business standpoint, companies operating in the events industry have been hit particularly hard.
Our revenues crashed, and we lost a considerable amount of money in deposits paid to venues – including Hawker House, who we were saddened to hear, are also in the process of closing down.
We successfully ran several online events throughout the year, but it quickly became clear to us that it was going to be impossible to recreate the experiences we'd created in the past, online.
But we didn't throw in the towel. At the end of the year, we attempted a pivot, and launched – Jam Club – an online community for our most committed members.
Our vision was to build a thriving space for growth-minded product leaders, offering intimate virtual workshops every month.
Pivoting from an in-person events company to an online community has proven significantly harder than we’d originally hoped, and the losses we accumulated in 2020 have proven too significant for us to overcome. And so now we’d rather stop here, celebrate the journey, and say a proper goodbye.
We’ll keep Jam Club open for the next six months. We won’t be moderating it or running any workshops, but you'll be able to access all workshop recordings, discussions, and member profiles. We hope you’ll be able to use it to reconnect with friends made at past events.
To claim your free invite just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find all past talk videos on our YouTube channel.
A huge thank you to our amazing team of staff and volunteers; Marta, Sunil, Jessie, Maria, Francesca, Stephen, Joan, Monica, Ecem, Steve, David, Michael, Mahtab, Eva, Gizem, Antoine, Jeff and all those that helped run our events every year. We’re deeply grateful for the friendship, shared memories, and support you’ve shown us over the years. We couldn’t have achieved everything we did without you.
Thank you to Doug and Chris at Intelligent People. You supported us from day one, and have always been a pleasure to work with.
Thank you to all our speakers and workshop instructors for all the brilliant content you’ve delivered over the years.
And thank you, for the good times we created together.
Seb & Mathilde
Are you passionate about sharing what you know with other product leaders? Jam Club is the perfect opportunity to do just that! Connect with an engaged community, and help them on their own journey.
Our workshops are interactive online sessions that are delivered via Zoom, include interactive/hands-on exercises and usually last up to 2 hours.
You can find examples of past sessions here.
We're looking for a knowledgable product leaders (preferably with some public speaking experience) to share their knowledge.
You're a good match if you have, for example:
If you're accepted, you'll get access to resources to help you structure your interactive online session.
We're also looking for instructors with a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences. If you're part of a traditionally under-represented group, let us know in the application form.
We review applications on a rolling basis. Before you apply:
It will be helpful, but is not essential. You are, first and foremost, an experienced product leader, comfortable with public speaking. If you're accepted we will provide essential resources to help you turn your knowledge into an interactive online session.
If you have an example recording, slides, or testimonials form your past engagements — even if it was just one — you can include them in the application form. They will serve as a good demonstration of your skills.
You need to have defined the key message and the outcome for the audience: what are the skills you will be teaching or helping them polish? Including a link to the slides you plan to use or your workshop outline is a bonus, and will help us consider your submission faster.
1. Your submission will safely land in our Airtable. From there, our team will review it check if it's a fit for the Jam Club — bear with us, we're a small team! We do this by evaluating:
2. If there's a fit, we'll reach out to discuss your proposal—we might suggest additional angles based on your experience, propose changes, and discuss ideas to ensure active participation. This is an informal call.
3. We'll let you know the status of your submission within a few weeks. This varies depending on the number of proposals that are under review.
We select instructors on a rolling basis. If you haven't heard back at all, it means your submission wasn't a fit. But bear with us, we'll get in touch for future opportunities as they arise.
In the meantime, don't hesitate to let us know of any new topic you're working on.