Support at MozFest

There are a number of key support opportunities at MozFest for you to take advantage of.

Your Wranglers will provide the details you need to attend these support sessions and to take follow-up actions after MozFest. While we understand that people have different self-care and travel needs, some of these sessions are essential to your participation in the festival as a Facilitator. Those sessions will be labeled “essential” below, and the others will be labeled “optional.”

These opportunities will be available to you as a Facilitator for the virtual portion of MozFest running from 7-10 March, 2021.

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These opportunities will be available to you as a Facilitator for the virtual portion of MozFest running from 7-10 March, 2021.

  • Essential:
    • Facilitator All-Hands. This is an essential session with all of the essential information you need to Facilitate your session at MozFest. All of the Facilitators, Wranglers, and festival Staff gather just before the festival to build community, set expectations, and review festival logistics.
    • Space All-Hands. This is an essential session to meet your Wranglers and fellow Facilitators ahead of the festival and ask last-minute questions. After the Facilitator All-Hands, your Wranglers will invite you to this session to continue reviewing the last-minute details you need to know ahead of MozFest.
    • #help. This is our Volunteer-run Slack channel for just-in-time support at MozFest 2022. Our outstanding MozFest Volunteers will help you troubleshoot any difficulties you encounter and connect you with the right people at the right time to make sure your session goes as smoothly as possible. Make sure to join the MozFest community Slack before MozFest to take advantage of this amazing resource!
  • Optional
    • Movement-building for Facilitators. This is an optional event that will help you build a plan to engage your Participants after the festival. Facilitators and Facilitator coaches Chad Sansing and Dirk Slater come together just before the festival to talk about how to use their sessions as part of a movement-building strategy for their work, internet health, and trustworthy AI.
    • Session promotion jam. This is an optional event that will help ensure you get the audience you want to attend your session. Just ahead of MozFest, Facilitators hang out together and share ideas for inviting their audiences and communities into MozFest and their sessions.
    • 1:1 coaching sessions. These are optional sessions. Facilitators can meet with festival Facilitator coaches Chad Sansing and Dirk Slater any time during MozFest for last-minute coaching or debriefing after their sessions.
    • Movement-building after Mozfest. This is an optional session. Near the close of MozFest, interested Facilitators and Participants can join this session hosted by Facilitator coaches Chad Sansing and Dirk Slater to discuss ways to keep people engaged with their work, internet health, and trustworthy AI after MozFest.
    • Facilitator debrief. This is an optional session. Shortly after MozFest, we’ll convene a community call just for Facilitators to share feedback on the festival and strategies for engaging the MozFest community with their work year-round.

As we get closer to the festival, MozFest staff and your Wranglers will provide you with more information about these opportunities.

After the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to give feedback on your experience via our MozFest survey which will be delivered by email. You’ll also be able to stay connected with the MozFest community and learn about upcoming community programming on Slack.