Welcome

Welcome to the MozFest Facilitator Guide!

A group photo, taken from above, of hundreds of MozFest attendees sitting in chairs arranged in a semi-circle in front of a small plenary stage.

Thank you so much for sharing your work with our community. The festival depends on you, our Facilitators, to deliver an accessible, inclusive, and participatory experience for all of our attendees. We couldn’t do this without you and we want you to know: you are not alone. Hundreds of other Facilitators are getting ready for MozFest. Hundreds more have been to MozFest before and can share their advice with you on our Slack.

Moreover, your Wranglers are ready to help you, and so are we here at Mozilla. You’ll learn more about Wranglers in this guide. In short, they are the volunteer community organizers who review and select sessions, create the different spaces of the festival, and work hard onsite to support you, the Facilitators, throughout your MozFest journey.

At MozFest, in our Spaces, and during sessions we ask the internet health movement to connect, collaborate and build trustworthy AI, whether in products, policies or guidelines. We explore core issues such as bias, transparency and data stewardship through art, film, debates and workshops, bringing global perspectives to advance local issues.

If this is your first time as a MozFest Facilitator, it's important to remember that MozFest is a unique hybrid event: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.