Participation Guidelines

MozFest is a collaborative and participatory event. To help us create a safe and positive community experience for all, we require all those who participate to agree and adhere to these Participation Guidelines.


The Mozilla Festival respects Mozilla's community participation guidelines. These guidelines cover our behaviour as participants, facilitators, space wranglers, staff, volunteers, vendors, and anyone else involved in making MozFest possible.

How to treat each other

  • Be respectful and value each other’s ideas, styles and viewpoints.
  • Be direct but professional; we cannot withhold hard truths.
  • Be inclusive and help new perspectives be heard.
  • Appreciate and accommodate our many cultural practices, attitudes and beliefs.
  • Be open to learning from others.
  • Lead by example and match your actions with your words.

The following will not be tolerated at MozFest: violence and threats of violence; personal attacks; derogatory language; unwelcome sexual attention or physical contact; disruptive behaviour; influencing unacceptable behaviour.

Inclusion and Diversity

The Mozilla Project welcomes and encourages participation by everyone. It doesn‘t matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you: we welcome you.

We welcome contributions from everyone as long as they interact constructively with our community, including, but not limited to:

  • Background
  • Family status
  • Gender
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Marital status
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Native language
  • Age
  • Ability
  • Race and/or ethnicity
  • Caste
  • National origin
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Religion
  • Geographic location
  • Any other dimension of diversity

Raising Issues at MozFest House Kenya

The MozFest community is an amazing and diverse group of people dedicated to a healthier internet and better world. However, should there be an incident at MozFest where someone breaks our Community Participation Guidelines, we want you to know how to respond and to feel confident we - the organizers of the festival and its safety team - are there to support you.

If you experience practices or behaviors during at MozFest House Kenya which don‘t meet the policies above, or if you feel you are being harassed in any way, please immediately contact the Safety team. On this team are Sarah Allen, Marc Walsh and Tyler Munya. All on the MozFest team.

All issues raised are treated as confidential and shared only as needed with specific members of the Safety team.

You can report an incident or get help dealing with one via

  • Email This account will be monitored during festival hours.
  • Request assistance at the MozFest House Kenya registration desk, at the Shamba Cafe, or ask one of our onsite volunteers to contact us
  • All travelers to MozFest House Kenya have received an info pack which contains contact numbers to find assistance, no matter what the issue.

Thank you for being a part of MozFest 2023 and a part of our community.