The Mozilla Festival, affecionately known as MozFest and hosted by the Mozilla Foundation, harnesses the collective power of unexpected partnerships — from analog artists and public interest technologists to policymakers and queer activists — to creatively disrupt the status quo and reframe and reimagine our online world.
We write code. We create art. We brainstorm products and policies that put the user first. And we do it as one collective movement. Together we are stronger and can accomplish more towards our common goal: a healthy internet and Trustworthy AI.
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. Multiple activities are scheduled at any one time so that even within a Space, attendees can choose their own adventure.
“The festival is known for its community feel, the diverse audience it attracts and covering a huge range of topics often eschewed by more ‘pure tech’ conferences.”
A third of attendees are hosting their own activity at some point during the event, which translates to a continuous exchange of knowledge between attendees. This supports MozFest’s most enduring tagline: Arrive with an idea, leave with a community.
A Look Into Spaces: Neurodiversity
Trustworthy AI can inspire us to think deeply, allowing us to do what we are uniquely meant to do, to promote human diversity and challenge homogeneity through neurodiversity. The wrangling team behind the Neurodiversity Space curated sessions that, through a wave of cutting edge human creativity and innovation, connects the world of arts, neuroscience, and education to explore how today's diverse thinkers will shape tomorrow's creative future.
One MozFest participant, Sara Peeters, created an e-zine for the Neurodiversity Space at MozFest 2021, titled “Creating equitable digital spaces for neurodivergent Individuals” that captures the essence of her experience.
At Mozilla, we are committed to helping the world attain Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is demonstrably worthy of trust. Privacy, fairness, trust, safety, and transparency are all needed at the core of AI products and processes in order to realize Trustworthy AI.
At MozFest, this underpins the Spaces and Sessions, fueling everyone’s work, conversations, and collaborative efforts towards one common goal.