5th of May 2021

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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.

What now?

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 hello@makingjam.io.

You can also find all past talk videos on our YouTube channel.

Thank you

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

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JAM London 2017

Building great products is hard. JAM is about learning from those who've been there and done it. Street food, craft coffee, and friendly vibes included.
30 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
London

The line-up

Fiona McLaren

Senior Product Manager, Idean

Previously at Made by Many Fiona McLaren is a Product Director at Idean UK. She leads teams to bring new products to life, and improves existing ones, with clients like Skype, ITV, Finnair, the World Economic Forum and Expedia. She'd be lost without the ability to learn from users every step of the way and has previously worked for London 2012, Amnesty International and Last.fm.

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Eva Liparova

Product Manager, Victoria & Albert Museum

Eva Liparova is a product manager at the Victoria & Albert Museum, responsible for defining and delivering all things digital at the museum. She has previously worked as a product manager at Knotch, an intelligence software for measuring the impact of digital marketing. Working with various brands and startups, she has also been a freelance theatre producer, community manager and startup founder in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

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Ed Cooke

Co-founder & CEO, Memrise

Ed is the co-founder and CEO of Memrise, a language learning app with 50 million users, and a unique approach to helping people learn, immerse and communicate in a language. Memrise was Google Play's app of the year in 2017, and has pioneered the use of rich media in learning. Ed's background is in philosophy and cognitive science, and his self-taught memory-palace skills led him to compete successfully in multiple World Memory Championships. 

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Cindy Chang

Senior Product Designer, Intercom

Cindy Chang is a Senior Product Designer at Intercom in Dublin, Ireland, where she?s on the mission to make business personal. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Cindy studied design, education, and computer science at Stanford University, and has previously worked at companies like Salesforce and Intuit. She?s passionate about designing workshops and blending design thinking methodologies with visual narrative to create meaningful products.

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Gabriel Valdivia

Design Lead, Facebook

Gabriel is a Cuban Product Designer, based in San Francisco, currently exploring Virtual Reality as a Lead Designer at Facebook. Most recently, he was part of the design team behind Facebook Spaces and Facebook 360 for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, respectively. Prior to that, he spent a year in London building a product team and leading the design for Multi-Post Stories, a Facebook initiative focused around long form storytelling.

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Chad Jennings

CPO, Moo

Chad has spent over eighteen years at the intersection of product, design, and user experience, following a Master's in human-centered design from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During his career, he has held key roles within companies such as Method, Smart Design, EF Education First, and Blurb, which he also co-founded. He contributed significantly to the growth of all of these organisations, and these experiences led directly to the role at MOO, where he has been since early 2015. At MOO, as Chief Product Officer, Chad manages three pivotal teams: physical product design, product management, and experience design.

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Mads Victor

Head of Design, Peakon

Mads is the Head of Design at Peakon, an employee engagement and retention platform based in Copenhagen and London. They?re on a mission to make everybody love their job ? while building the world's best workplace.

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Melissa Sweet

Product Designer, Strava

Melissa is a Product Designer at Strava, a social network for athletes based in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining Strava, Melissa led UX teams working with companies such as: Playstation, the NBA, Dreamworks, and Faraday Future. She loves cycling, anime and cute doggos.

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Pantelis Korovilas

Lead Product Designer, Hopper

Pantelis is an award-winning, mobile-first product designer with a knack for product strategy, app architecture, illustration, photography, and finding the best coffee-shops in town. Currently, as Lead Product Designer at Hopper, he's helping drive the product concept and design of Hopper's iOS and Android apps. Pantelis designed Hopper?s super-fast, mobile booking flow— QuickTap Booking— which surpassed $1 million in gross bookings the first 12 days after launch on iOS, among other successes that have led Hopper to be a #1 travel app in hundreds of countries.

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Mathilde Leo
Co-founder

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What people said

JAM London is an extremely well-curated event for Product and UX Communities. Being a sponsor was a great experience throughout the entire process. Not only it helped us increase brand and product awareness but we were also able to meet with many product enthusiasts that are as passionate about Product as we are.
Auberie Marceau
Field Marketing Manager, EMEA
Psyched for my first JAM conference today- best way to hone product management skillset is to hear examples /learnings from awesome product people #JamConf18 👌
Caroline Stretton
Product Owner at Lloyds Banking Group
It was my first time attending JAM conference and it totally exceeded my expectations. The venue was incredible and the quality of the talks was superb. I cannot wait to join JAM Barcelona 2020!
Antonio González Sanchis
VP Product
#JAMConf18 is THE #productmanagement event to attend in London this year. I spoke there 2 years ago and had an absolut blast. A honest, no-bullshit conference with lessons learned from the trenches. And this year, they have workshops too!
Antoine Sakho
Head of Product at busuu
It's like a summer camp for product people. Fantastic opportunity to bond, go deep, get vulnerable and learn from each other. I guess that's what you get when you share everything for 3 days! Also the setting is just 👌🏾
Antoine Sakho
Head of Product at busuu
The people, the energies, the location and the talks all made for a wonderful conference! The JAM team was awesome!
André Dantorp
Growth & Customer Success Manager
@makingjam scheduling of talks, allowing ample breaks, refueling & networking was spot on. Diverse, smoothly run & down-to-earth #JAMConf17
Christina Lai
UX Researcher at Rated People
What a fantastic day it's been at JAM! Huge shoutout to the #JAMConf17 team for connecting us all and making this amazing event possible!
Cindy Chang
Senior Product Designer at Intercom
So excited for a day Product fun @makingjam #JAMConf17 in quite possibly the best venue ever...
Ellie Budd
Product Manager at William Joseph
Back at #jamconf17! This year I brought friends. Come say hi to the Pusherinos! #nobullshit is one of our values & a theme of JAM talks.
Jordan Harp
Product Manager at Pusher
Had a fantastic time at #JAMConf17, got to meet a lot of great people and hear some amazing talks. Thanks @makingjam for a super day!
Josh Blair
Digital Product Manager at Science Museum
Amazing insight into designing for VR with @gabrielvaldivia at #JAMConf17
Marco Sousa
Product Designer at Facebook
A double jam at #JAMConf17 today! Great to see how some of my favourite @Strava features were born. @sweet_UX.
Mateusz Tylicki
Product Manager at Kheiron Medical
Trendy venue, delicious food, cosy vibes. Perfect fit for the #JAMConf17 @StreetFeastLDN @makingjam
Productboard
Great user research talk by @fionamclaren about redesigning Finnair’s booking experience #JAMConf17
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