Get Involved

Beginning October 26, you’re invited to propose an interactive workshop, which we call a session, for MozFest 2021! Whether you are an expert in your field or just becoming interested in making the internet a better place, we welcome your voice in this critical, community-driven experience.

Call For Proposals

Welcome! We are so excited you’re considering proposing a session for MozFest 2021! Below you’ll find all the info you need to propose a session.

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About MozFest Sessions and FAQ

We 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 are welcome to submit more than one session proposal.

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Is this your first time submitting a proposal to MozFest? Learn more in our MozFest 101


Participatory sessions engage and activate audience members from the start and gets them making and doing.

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Accessible sessions make it possible for the most people with different needs to participate.

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Inclusive sessions welcome participants of different ages, experience levels, and disciplines.


Learn more about MozFest, the session curation process, and how to design a participatory session in this comprehensive Facilitator Guide.

Who can submit?

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.

Are there other ways to submit my session idea?

Yes, for anyone who would like to submit using an audio or video recording, please email us at and we will send you the full list of questions to answer.

What type of sessions can I run?

We have created 3 session formats so that we can understand what 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.


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.


Synchronous live sessions that allow for breakouts, whole group discussion, and facilitator-to-participant and participant-to-participant engagement.
Time limit: 60 mins

Skill Share

Asynchronous sessions that are accessed on-demand alongside offline documents with the facilitator being accessible for open office hours or questions for a set period of time.
Time limit: 15 mins


Synchronous live sessions held that allow for the group to collaboratively work on a project or learn a new skill together.
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.

Who will come to my session?

Participants at MozFest come with a wide range of backgrounds, ages, abilities, disciplines, and levels of expertise. The diversity of the MozFest audience is what makes the festival unique. You may have anywhere from 3 to 30 participants pre-register for your session. Anyone, of any ability level, is welcome to join the session during the event.

Will I be hosting my session in-person or virtually?

MozFest 2021 will be a very different year for the festival. Sessions proposed this year will take place as part of our virtual festival and will be delivered using an online platform.

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 (our 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 our programme team.

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To help potential facilitators submit their best possible session proposals we support opportunities for everyone submitting a proposal.