Facilitator Guide

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Glossary of Terms

As we've evolved over the years, MozFest has grown into its own brand with some terms that might be unfamiliar to those brand new to MozFest. You’ll find some common terms and phrases below to get you started.

Facilitator Guide: A comprehensive resource designed to support session leaders (facilitators) in preparing and delivering sessions at Mozilla Festival.

Trustworthy AI: Artificial Intelligence that is developed and operated in a way that is ethical, transparent, fair, and accountable.

MozFest House: Smaller, regional events held as part of Mozilla Festival, providing a platform for local communities to showcase their work and discuss regional issues.

Virtual Gatherings: Online events hosted on platforms like Discord, allowing the Mozilla Festival community to connect, share ideas, and collaborate remotely.

Participation: The practice of engaging and involving attendees in the session content actively, rather than passively listening.

Accessibility: The practice of making sessions available and usable for people with various needs, including people with disabilities.

Inclusivity: The practice of ensuring sessions are welcoming and open to people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Discord: An online platform used for Virtual Gatherings, featuring voice, video, and text communication.

Bias: Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared to another, usually unfairly.

Algorithmic Harm: Negative impacts caused by the way algorithms are designed, function, or are applied, often perpetuating discrimination or bias.

Facilitation Skills: Abilities and techniques used by facilitators to effectively guide discussions, encourage participation, and ensure sessions achieve their objectives.

Platform Training: Education or guidance provided to facilitators on how to use digital platforms (like Discord) effectively for hosting Virtual Gatherings.