Submit an interactive workshop proposal for MozFest 2021

 Whether you are an expert in your field or just becoming interested in making the internet a better place, Mozilla welcomes your voice in this critical, community-driven experience.

Submit an interactive workshop proposal for MozFest 2021

Mozilla Festival is going digital for 2021, and are inviting you to be a part of the process by submitting a workshop proposal. 

They welcome sessions on a wide range of topics relevant to trustworthy AI and the internet health movement, but all sessions must be participatory, accessible, and inclusive. You can also submit more than one session proposal.

Anyone may submit a session proposal for MozFest 2021. You don’t need any particular level of expertise to facilitate a session, as long as you have a great project, idea, or topic. However, if you are under the age of 16 your parent or guardian must complete the form for you.

For more information, visit the Mozilla Festival website

What type of sessions can I run?

There are 5 session formats, and you’ll be required to list which your proposal falls under so the team at Mozilla can understand the type of session you will deliver and understand how you see the participants interacting with your session.

Art, Films and Podcasts

Includes art exhibits, film & video, or podcasts. Available for asynchronous self-navigating experiences.  Participants can explore these at any time.

No time limit.

Social Moments

Sessions focused on bringing the MozFest community together in a social format. This could include a fitness or yoga session, baking classes or a games evening.

No time limit.

Discussion

Synchronous live sessions provides space for building shared understanding, comparing diverse experiences and divergent perspectives, sharing knowledge or surfacing collective vision.

Time limit: 60 mins

Skill Share

Learning sessions participants can experience on their own schedule with the facilitator being accessible for open office hours or questions for a set period of time, as well as offline documentation.

Time limit: 15 mins

Workshop

Synchronous live sessions held that allow for the group to collaboratively work on a project, learn a new skill together or co-develop ideas, collectively problem solve.

Time limit: 60 mins

For the Arts, Films and Podcasts and Social sessions you will see 0 minutes listed on the proposal form - if your session is accepted we will be in contact to confirm the timing.

How can I prepare a great session proposal?

Pick the right Space for your session. The MozFest Weekend experience is organized into thematic sections called “Spaces”. Each Space is a collection of sessions, art installations, and workshops exploring issues and current topics relevant to the internet health movement. Your session proposal should relate and respond to the Space you select.

You must attend one of the facilitator training sessions before the event. This is for everyone facilitating, whether brand new to the festival or someone who has previously led a session at the festival.

The festival team have put together a list of 5 tips for designing engaging and inclusive session that will bring you and your work success.

What happens after I submit a session proposal?

After submitting your proposal, your name, organisation, and session data will be displayed publicly using PreTalx (Mozilla’s open-source curation platform) as part of the curation process. Any sensitive information that you submit (such as your email address and accessibility requirements) are redacted from public view, and can only be seen by the programme team.

For more information, visit the Mozilla Festival website.

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Tom Inniss

Tom Inniss Voice Team

Tom is the Editor of Voice. He is a politics graduate and holds a masters in journalism, with particular interest in youth political engagement and technology. He is also a mentor to our Voice Contributors, and champions our festivals programme, including the reporter team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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