MozFest’s Funder Track panel series this year is in partnership with critical grassroots movement-builder All Tech Is Human. The curated sessions aim to harness the collective power of philanthropy to fuel a movement for positive human and digital rights progress, and the actualization of trustworthy AI.
The MozFest Funder Track Panel Series is a curated 15 panel experience designed with and for the global philanthropic community. Between March 20 and March 24, join funders, partners, and allies around the world, as we unite to learn, share expertise, build new partnerships, inspire critical conversations, and explore ways to strengthen the philanthropic movement alongside the movement for a healthier digital world. The tech future we want requires all hands on deck, and philanthropy is critical.
Here are 5 sessions from our MozFest 2023 Funder Track. And please visit the schedule here to learn more about the full series.
Building Digital Resilience: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Transformation
Hosted by: Alfred Landecker Foundation
Wednesday, March 22 @ 1pm ET/6 pm CET
Moderated by: Silke Muelherr, Co-CEO | Alfred Landecker Foundation
Pia Lamberty | CeMAS
Omri Preiss | Alliance4Europe | DISARM Foundation
Alicia Wanless | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Building The African Tech Ecosystem | Mozilla Africa Innovation Mradi
Tuesday, March 21 @ 8:45am ET / 1:45pm CET
Moderated by: Hanan Elmasu, Director of Fellowships and Awards | Mozilla Foundation
Chenai Chair, Africa Innovation Mradi | Mozilla Foundation
Steve Azeka, Responsible Computing Challenge | Mozilla Foundation
Nkirote Koome | Luminate Africa
Mark Irura Gachara | GIZ
Belona Sonna | BEL’s AI Initiative
Monetization, Media, and Misogyny
Gaming and creator economies are shifting the future of culture, tech, and global markets
Hosted by: Omidyar Network
Wednesday, March 22 @ 5:45pm ET / 10:45pm CET
Dr. Kishonna Grey | University of Kentucky
Anita Sarkeesian | Feminist Frequency
Micaela Mantegna | Metaverse Ethicist
Albert Fox Cahn | Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Kathleen Fleming | The Bridgespan Group
Katy Knight | Siegel Family Endowment
Mike Scutari | Inside Philanthropy
Putting the Public Interest Before Tech
Hosted by: Ford Foundation
Friday, March 24 @ 1:30pm ET / 6:30pm CET
Moderated by: J. Bob Alotta, VP Global Programs | Mozilla Foundation
Michelle Shevin | Ford Foundation
Afua Bruce | ANB Advisory Group LLC
Katy Knight | Siegel Family Endowment
Lyel Resner | Cornell Tech | Startups & Society
This year’s Funder Track series is presented by Mozilla Foundation in partnership with All Tech Is Human. All Tech Is Human is a non-profit organization that intentionally brings together multidisciplinary stakeholders across civil society, government, and industry to tackle wicked tech and society problems together, grow the field of Responsible Tech, and co-create a better tech future.
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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Jessie Keating, Senior Lead, Partnerships + Fundraising | Mozilla Foundation Jessie Keating leads Mozilla’s Partnerships and Fundraising efforts on the Global Programs team. She also curates the MozFest Funder Track, a series of panels created with and for the global philanthropic community. The Funder Track aims to spark critical conversations, inspire collaboration and de-siloing, and bolster a more united philanthropic movement alongside the movement for a healthier digital world.