Make sure you have the basics covered, have you:
Found an awesome group of volunteers to help you on the run up and during the jam
Discussed and agreed on the scope (number of participants & duration) of the event
Developed a plan to run the event with or without sponsorship
Distributed the responsibilities between your volunteer staff
Found a suitable venue for your jam
Submitted your jam to the GGJ website, had a conversation with your RO, and been given access to the GGJ organisers Slack channel
Sent a message to your RO, and said hello to the community on Slack
Had your site approved
If the answer to all of the above is YES then you are well on your way to organising your local Global Game Jam site! If you are stuck on any of the above, then feel free to email us, and we will help you out.
You are now ready to explore the Next Steps part of the guide!