The deadline to submit your proposal for MozFest 2023 has now passed.
We appreciate each and every person who's submitted a proposal to MozFest 2023! We'll begin reaching out to folks to let them know the status of their proposal starting on 13 January - so keep an eye on your inbox! In February, we'll be offering opportunities for Facilitators whose sessions have been accepted to attend session excellence and platform training calls to make sure each Facilitator has the tools for success.
In the meantime, we have more information available in our Facilitator Guide including upcoming milestones, festival information, and platform information.
Don't forget to secure your MozFest tickets now!
Think of Spaces at MozFest as mini-festivals. Within each Space, participants can find everything they need: interactive, community-led sessions, inspiring talks, art installations, lots of coffee, and community. Click on any of the titles below to begin your proposal in that space.
MozFest 2023 Spaces
We call on policy makers, tech giants, AI researchers, data journalists, and underrepresented groups to collectively build this hero with an aim to formulate appropriate regulations: from collecting data to applying AI models in the real world.
We’re looking for participatory, accessible, and inclusive sessions that highlight tools and products, case studies, and research that broaden people’s experience to learn, engage, and raise awareness about data literacy, equal access, and accessibility of education.
We're seeking proposals that promote perspectives and artistic reflections of what it’s like to live or work behind the machine or below the algorithm. We welcome those who work below the algorithm and those who study, collaborate and co-conspire with them.
We’re looking for artists, musicians, and content creators from under-resourced and underrepresented communities (including the disabled and neurodiverse communities) who want to collaborate to build immersive, inclusive, and accessible audiovisual experiences that lift up your expertise and highlight your experiences in the digital realm. (This is an experience that is not accepting proposals.)
Calling all activists, researchers, academics, artists, hackers, and tech developers! We’re looking for sessions at the intersection of digital technology and topics related, but not limited to: the environment, Indigenous peoples, land defenders, sustainability, and food sovereignty. Your sessions will become the scenes for MozFest’s 2060 Sci-Fi Telenovela-inspired Space.
We’re looking for sessions that bring research, auditing frameworks, art, and more to address big questions about what transparency means to both individuals and communities, as well as stories about experiencing delight or discontent from AI systems. Connect the threads of our global and local efforts, and lift up work that shifts power and knowledge back to the people.
Everyone is invited to set sail on S.S. MozFest as we set sail on the sea we call the internet. The question is… where should your journey start? We are looking for fun, inclusive, engaging sessions to educate and teach necessary digital skills in a way that all ages can understand.
The MoZone Space brings together people and projects connected to the wide constellation of Mozilla’s work, with a focus on Trustworthy AI. (Session proposals are being accepted for this Space by invitation-only.)
AI Cosmologies invites contributions from thinkers, researchers, technologists, philosophers, creatives, and spiritualities. Particularly those whose worldviews and wisdoms have been historically absented, repressed, or otherwise under- utilized in thinking and sensing through different possible relations with tech.
At MozFest 2023, the fringe becomes the core. This Space houses long term comrades across the internet health movement to collaborate, build, achieve, and interrogate. We are also building new allyships with organizations, coalitions, builders, artists, activists, journalists, and social movements who are committed to reshaping the future of our digital world. (Session proposals are being accepted for this Space by invitation-only.)
Participatory sessions engage and activate attendees from the start and gets them making and doing.
Inclusive sessions welcome participants of different ages, experiences, and disciplines.
Accessible sessions make it possible for the most people with different needs to participate.
Synchronous live sessions provide space for building shared understanding, comparing diverse experiences and divergent perspectives, sharing knowledge or surfacing collective vision. Discussions will be held on Zoom, and you will be able to bring your own platform for notes. Time limit: 60 mins
Synchronous live sessions that allow for the group to collaboratively work on a project, learn a new skill together or co-develop ideas, collectively problem solve. Workshops will be held on the Zoom, and you will be able to bring your own platform for collaborating or building together. Time limit: 60 or 90 mins
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. We will provide access to immersive platforms, either Mozilla Hubs or Spatial Chat for Social Moments, or you are welcome to use your own. No time limit.
Learning sessions and skill shares that participants can experience on their own schedule with the Facilitator being accessible for open office hours or questions for a set period of time, as well as offline documentation. Lighting Talks will need to be submitted as a video link, either on a hosting site such as YouTube or Vimeo, or as a link to a MP4 download, which will then be hosted on Mozilla's Vimeo. Time limit: 7 mins
Art and Media
Includes art exhibit, interactive & immersive media, film & video, AR/VR experiences, games or podcasts. Available for asynchronous self-navigating experiences. Participants can explore these at any time. No time limit.