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When is the Jam?
The Jam occurs over 60 consecutive hours from Tuesday, September 30, to Thursday, October 2.
Does it cost anything?
No. The Jam is a free, open-access, online collaboration event. No travel costs or nights in hotels to participate in this exchange.
Who can register and participate?
Anyone is welcome to join. The Jam will be a robust conversation between industry leaders, HR professionals, leading faculty and scholars, students and alumni.
How do I register?
You can register here and then follow the registration instructions. Be sure to check your email for a confirmation email. You can register once the Jam is live, although we recommend registering early for expedited login.
Why do I have to register?
By design, Jams are by-invitation events and not anonymous. Therefore, everyone must register. During the registration process—which takes only a few minutes—you are asked to provide a first and last name, along with your location and affiliation. This information, together with your registered email address and certain information describing your area of expertise, will be visible to others in the Jam. All additional profile information will only be used for purposes of analysis.
How will the information I provide during registration be used?
Once the event concludes, Jam organizers will analyze all of the content for the stated objective of the Jam. Information gathered during registration will be used in aggregate for purposes of analysis only.
Do I have to upload or select an image? Can I change it?
No. This is an optional feature. You may, however, upload or select an image once the Jam commences.
If you are getting an error while trying to upload an image:
- Check your connectivity; it is possible that there has been an interruption in service.
- Check the file format; make sure the file is, indeed, an image file.
- If the problem persists, check your browser and start again. If the problem does not resolve, send a message via “Feedback” located at the bottom of the page.
Are there any special user requirements?
In order to effectively participate in the Jam, you will need one of the following supported browsers:
- Internet Explorer 7.0 and above
- Firefox 3.5 and above
- Chrome or Safari (latest versions)
What if I forget my password?
For security purposes, your password is not emailed to you. Should you forget your password once the Jam commences you can request a temporary, one-time use password. You will be prompted to change it.
I did not receive an email confirming my registration. What do I do?
Several factors may be at hand, including mail delivery traffic. You should also ensure that the email is not residing in your Spam folder. Regardless, once the Jam commences—and you attempt to log in—if you have not already acted on the instructions in the email you will be prompted to do so.
I got a ‘user not authorized’ message when I tried to register. What does that mean?
The email address you provided is not authorized to register. We suggest you do the following:
- Check your email to ensure that it is valid or of proper format.
- Check with your organization/employer to determine if you are permitted to register.
- Send an email to the Jam organizers using the “Feedback” link located at the bottom of the page.
What are the rules?
As Business Education Jam is a ‘public’ environment, we ask you to agree to the following rules so that everyone can participate freely and safely:
All information provided to Business Education Jam is public, so please do not contribute any confidential information or ideas.
Personal attacks on others, publishing defamatory material, posting personal information about others, and inappropriate language or behaviours are unacceptable in Business Education Jam.
Everything you write must be either factual or clearly identifiable as an opinion.
Participants must not distribute or transmit any material that is inappropriate, illegal or offensive.
Copying directly from other people’s email without the permission from the original writer is not permitted.
If you are a student or a staff member of the University please be aware that the usual codes and guidelines apply to your participation in Business Education Jam.
- Business Education Jam may edit or remove any post that it considers to be in violation of these rules or for any other reason deemed appropriate by Business Education Jam.
What language will the Jam use?
The Jam will be in English only.
Why are we using the Jam platform? Why not just use Twitter?
A Jam can push this global collaboration to heights that Twitter simply can’t reach. Through IBM’s innovative technology, socially driven tools will spark conversation through polls, word clouds, and real-time chats with featured guests, and will visualize themes, highlight synergies, and show what ideas are emerging as they are brought to life.
What should I do to prepare?
That’s up to you. You’re welcome to dive right in on September 30, but you might get more from the experience if you join conversations already happening and keep up on news that interests you. Join the conversation on social media using #highered #mba #bized, and read a few of the important articles on the resources page.
What will I gain from the Jam?
By chatting and collaborating with executives, scholars, students, and participants from across the globe, you’ll gain new ideas and concepts that you can immediately bring back to your school or company, and possibly apply them directly to your work.
What happens after the Jam?
There will be real-time analytics throughout the Jam and afterward a whitepaper will be shared with all participants and anyone who’s interested. At Boston University Questrom School of Business, we will engage in an onsite post-Jam conference and debrief.
Will the Jam go overnight?
Yes. The Jam will be open for anyone to participate the entire 60 hours – even overnight in your local time zone. You are welcome to join at any time that is convenient for you.
Do I have to stay for the whole 60 hours?
No. The Jam is designed for you to be able to come in and out and participate at the times that are most convenient for your schedule. We encourage you to come back multiple times over the course of the 60 hours.
Do I need to be on campus to participate?
No need to be on campus. Any internet-enabled device will be supported, so join in with phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops – at home, in the library, or during lunch.
Can I just view the conversation without commenting?
Yes, you’ll still need to register to login and we encourage you to comment.