The Journey Begins! Participation @ #Mozfest 2015

“Participation doesn’t just happen, it’s built through great design & great leadership”

In three short weeks, the first of our Global Leadership Events: Mozfest 2015 will be upon us and with it increasing buzz of activity will be emerging as our cohort prepares for and travels to London.  Mozfest is an opportunity unlike any other to learn, teach, practice and collaborate.  We’ll use this journey to bring everyone closer to their personal goals for success at the event itself and as empowerment for our collective vision for Mozilla leadership in 2016.

This year’s Mozfest is a thoughtfully designed, energized mega-opportunity for learning to lead by – leading.  New to Mozfest this year is the addition of Pathways, best explained as a connection of sessions under one or more themes.  The most exciting part is not only that we’ve curated three pathways for Participation, but that in many cases they intersect other spaces at the festival for magnified opportunity and outreach.  Our three pathways are:

 Scaling participatory learning experiences This pathway is for participants with enthusiasm for teaching and facilitating, who want to take that passion to create resources and programs that teach others through participation.

Leading and building community through participation This pathway is for participants who want to deepen their practice on leading or building community, or who want to help people who are doing that.

New technologies for participation — challenge  This pathway is for people who want to take a technology lens through MozFest and build new participatory experiences with these technologies.

But wait, that’s not all!

We’re also excited to running many of these sessions, workshops, training and pop-up activities in our very own Participation Space.  Think  “learning, leading, making, and building” Participation all weekend – together in atmosphere intersecting  every other space in the building through pathways.

And best of all  –  all of this is a backdrop for some pretty amazing personal goals we’ll be working with each of our cohort leaders to design through 1:1 coaching.  The pathways are only the starting point in designing a Mozfest experience that brings our cohort closer to their vision for success at this event and for 2016,  personal goals they’ll be sharing out in Discourse leading up to the event in November.  Phew!

You can follow activities for this and other Global events on Discourse.  And using hashtag #Mozfest #ParticipationSpace

 


Image Credit:  Paul Clarke

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Journey Begins! Participation @ #Mozfest 2015

  • “New technologies for participation – challenge This pathway is for people who want to take a technology lens through MozFest and build new participatory experiences with these technologies.”

    Hi Emma, is “technology” here means everything relate to hardwares like machines, devices, etc? Does creative items can be count as “technology” as well?

    • Hi Yofie, sorry for the delay. and YES everything. So yes hardware – raspberry pi, devices, creative technology welcome and encouraged in addition to the more predictable ones like services and web applications. This is a creative challenge! :)

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