It could be argued that the birth of a complementary event marks the coming of age of a regular conference. The Skoll World Forum to be held in Oxford, UK on 14-16 April will be the seventh Forum, and alongside it will run OxfordJam, so called because it’s being held in the Oxford jam factory, just one minute from the Skoll main venue.
What is OxfordJam and how will it work? ‘Take the breaks “in between” a normal conference and full with TED style “talking heads”,’ explains the website. ‘Then take the normally programmed time and empty it out. Allow space for the inspiration this creates and let the conversations and encounters go where they will.’