MozFest Resources To Design Your Own Virtual Events

Kristina Gorr

Von Kristina Gorr | 3. Mai 2021 | Mozilla Festival

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Philo van Kemenade engaging at MozFest 2021

Are you thinking about executing your own virtual event or gathering this year?

Whether it’s a small group of less than a dozen people, a large convening of hundreds of people, or somewhere in the middle, your work towards building Trustworthy AI and a healthier internet is critical for a vibrant and equitable digital world.

Mozilla Festival Processes, Reflections, & Learnings

The MozFest team has published several process and reflection pieces over the last month, gleaning from our virtual MozFest experience this year, that we hope you can use and adapt to incorporate into your own community building work:

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Mozilla Festival 2021 Poster

Peer-To-Peer Learning: The Mozilla Festival Global Community

We also wanted to share a few reflections from the community on their MozFest 2021 experience that you can reference as you build your own virtual events and gatherings.

  • Talents of Nairobi shared about their opportunity to interact and work with people around the world regarding how to be a storyteller, and not just a consumer of stories.
  • Digital Peace Now reflected on his experience creating a space to thoughtfully bring perspectives and solutions around state-sponsored cyber attacks and sparking connections with the community.
  • The JAAKLAC initiative explored interactive methods to connect youth and adults to discuss children’s data protection policies. Read the blog in english or Latin American Castilian.
  • Libraries Connected has published an entire suite of reflections from their librarians who showed up at MozFest. The series dives into everything from networking and connecting to navigating digital spaces to machine learning.
  • Openscapes brought the concept of “kinder science” to the festival and reflected on the interactive discussion that challenged participants to rethink science.
  • Harmony Labs has shared their work with the Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards winners around art, advocacy, and data science and how it translated to MozFest as healthy AI narratives.
  • End Cyber Abuse shares their methods for hosting a mini-hackathon on tackling technology-facilitated gender violence.
  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences analyzes their Mozilla Festival workshop results for their work: “From ‘Human Centered Design’ to ‘Humanity Centered Design’: Towards an AI design methodology for the collective/public good”.

Next Steps: Share Your Work

We’d love to know what it is you are working on in the upcoming months and how we can support you more directly. Join our community slack and share your work in the #general channel or direct message our Communications Manager @kristinag.

Kristina Gorr serves the internet health movement as Communications Manager for MozFest through using her passion for writing to raise awareness and uplift opportunities for others to get involved in critical conversations about web literacy, digital inclusion, privacy and security, and openness, to name a few. Her littles ones are always around, so be sure to say hi when they pop on the screen.

MozFest is 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. To learn more, visit www.mozillafestival.org.

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