Dialogues and Debates

Dialogues & Debates is MozFest’s space for fiery keynote talks and compelling panel discussions.

2016 Speakers

The Algorithmic Spiral of Silence

Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci is a Professor at University of North Carolina and a contributor to the New York Times.

Bringing Back the Decentralized Web, with Blockchains and Other New Tools

Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf is Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project.

Indie Music and the Web

Maggie Vail

Maggie Vail is Executive Director of CASH Music.

The Nature of the Internet

Mark Surman

Mark Surman is Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation.

Mitchell Baker

Mitchell Baker is Executive Chairwoman of Mozilla.

The People's Shield and the Government's Sword

Sahar Aziz

Sahar Aziz is a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University.

Solving Online Harassment

Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher is Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

We’re Not Equally Vulnerable to Surveillance

Chris Soghoian

Chris Soghoian is Principal Technologist & Senior Policy Analyst at the ACLU.

The Ethics of Open Source

Ashe Dryden

Ashe Dryden is a White House Fellow, programmer, and diversity and inclusion consultant.

Privacy by Default

Volker Birk

Volker Birk is the CTO of pretty Easy privacy and president of the p≡p Foundation Council.

Half the Population is Not Connected

Katharina Borchert

Katharina Borchert is Chief Innovation Officer at Mozilla.

Surveillance and Race Online

Simone Browne

Simone Browne is a Professor at University of Texas at Austin.

Open Source and Flight MH17

Eliot Higgins

Eliot Higgins is founder of Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog, and a research associate at King’s College London.