The Global Game Jam is the world's largest game jam event. It takes place in many locations worldwide. It lasts from Friday to Sunday. The Charlotte Global Game Jam will once again take place at UNC Charlotte.
The jam is open to anyone with skills to contribute to game development. You don't have to be a programmer, because artists, musicians, writers, etc. are also needed. It's okay for beginners to come also.
The Global Game Jam website is http://globalgamejam.org/. You can create an account there and register for the Charlotte location.
You can also join the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/557396850955197/