By Kristina Gorr | Jan. 27, 2020 | Mozilla Festival
We’re passionate about working open in our day-to-day projects and processes, making our work transparent and collaborative within the internet health movement and Trustworthy AI arena. It’s exciting to see our global community adapt and embrace these practices as their own. Even more exciting is the fact that there are dozens of working open events popping up around every corner, allowing more people to connect with and learn from others with like-minded goals.
We’ve compiled our six favorite working open events, their location and dates, and why we love them. Which will you choose?
1) Campaign Accelerator Training - March 16-20; New York City, USA | April 27-May 1; London, England | May 11-15: Berlin, Germany | TBD; Mexico City | TBD; Kuala Lumpur
Why we love CAT: It’s “a collaborative planning process that blends tried and true strategy tools with the best of design thinking, lean start-up principles, and participatory approaches to problem solving. The result? Greater insight, innovation and alignment, leading to greater campaign success.”
2) Internet Freedom Festival - April 20-24; Valencia, Spain
Why we love IFF: “The IFF nurtures collective efforts which, through diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration, support online freedom of expression, protection from digital threats, and expanded access to online spaces.”
3) Africa Internet Summit - May 31- June 14; Kinshasa, DR Congo
Why we love AIS: “The African Internet community, drawn from academia, public and private sectors, technical organisations, governmental institutions and civil society, interact on Internet issues and Internet development in general. The Summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums for sharing ICT knowledge within the African region.“
4) Allied Media Conference - June 25-28; Detroit Michigan, USA
Why we love Allied Media Conference: After a “chrysalis” year, they’ve adjusted and are back with new, fresh ideas for 2020. They “support art, media, and technology projects working for social change.”
5) SRCCON - July 16-17; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Why we love SRCCON: “SRCCON events are produced by OpenNews. We connect a network of developers, designers, journalists, and editors to collaborate on open technologies and processes within journalism. OpenNews believes that a community of peers working, learning and solving problems together can create a stronger, more responsive, and inclusive journalism ecosystem.”
6) MozFest - Dates, location TBD
You knew MozFest was going to be on this list, right? MozFest is a gathering of educators, activists, technologists, researchers, artists, and young people dedicated to creating a better, healthier internet. Subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know the new city location and dates, to be announced very soon.
Not able to attend an event this year? Here are more open tools and resources that can be used right where you are.
Kristina Gorr serves as community engagement coordinator on the Mozilla Open Leadership & Events team and is the Communications Lead for MozFest. She loves using her passion for writing to pull together the perfect communication campaigns to make a positive impact on the internet health movement. Her Mozilla superhero powers include curating newsletters, mad organizational skills, rallying and connecting the community, designing teaching kits, and lending her eagle eye for editing assistance. Her working open top pick: Open Leadership 101 – a free, hour-long online introduction to “working open.”