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

If you experience practices or behaviors at MozFest which don‘t meet the policies above, or if you feel you are being harassed in any way, please immediately contact the Festival Executive Director, Sarah Allen.

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

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.

As the festival approaches, if you need to report an incident or get help dealing with one, you can:

These channels reach Sarah Allen, Festival Director and Marc Walsh, MozFest Senior Digital Producer, Sulafa Silim, DEI Lead with Mozilla Foundation and Dirk Slater from Fabriders.

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

Support from Vita Activa

We also acknowledge we live in fast paced lives predominently online and many of us are experiencing burn out- so we are honored to have the support of Vita Activa throughout the week during MozFest 2023. If you need to talk to them, they are here to support you in your journey to cultivate good mental health practice, combat burnout and strive for wellbeing. You can find them on our MozFest community Slack on the #burn-out-clinic. They will also host an open sessions so please check the schedule for updated times