There are three different roles in Lean Coffee Table.
Facilitators can create and run Lean Coffee sessions. They invite attendees or guests to boards and then facilitate sessions by moving cards, setting the timer and saving session summaries.
Facilitators need to belong to a Coffee Club. A facilitator of a board can invite other facilitators in their Coffee Club to help with board facilitation, e.g. if they cannot attend the session.
Attendees are users who have a Lean Coffee Table account but are not able to facilitate a session and do not have access to facilitator controls. Attendee user accounts are free and attendees may take part in sessions on boards they have been invited to by the board facilitator.
Note: You will appear as an attendee if you join a board created by a facilitator of a different Coffee Club, even if you are a facilitator of your own club.
Guests can take part in Lean coffee sessions without registering for an account. All that is required, is the link to the board (assuming the facilitator of the board has chosen to allow guest access).
Note: An attendee may appear as a guest on a board if they have not specifically been invited to the board by the facilitator.