Diversity and Inclusion

At MozFest, we welcome everyone committed to building a caring and just online culture, a healthier internet, and AI that benefits people instead of harms them. 

As a festival team, we are committed to ensuring that each part of MozFest – from our call for proposals to the sessions and after-hours events - is as open and accessible as possible by inviting people from a wide variety of backgrounds, lived experiences, and geographies to participate in our shared work.

“Tech conferences are notoriously bad at putting together gender-diverse speaker lineups… but look what Mozilla has done! Their speaker lineup consists of 78% women, a whopping 79% of whom are women of color!”

GenderAvenger

A photograph of three participants standing together and smiling at MozFest 2017
A group of participants at MozFest 2017

Over the last ten years, we have welcomed 30,000 artists, activists, technologists, digital rights advocates, educators, designers, and journalists from 106 countries with the specific aim of curating a festival that represents all members of our diverse, global community and where everyone has the opportunity to participate.

You will see this at the festival, where people of varying ages and backgrounds are represented on the main stage each year (our youngest speaker was 9 years old). The Youth Zone encourages the young and young at heart to not only actively participate, but lead sessions themselves.

Here are a few festival moments that highlight what inclusivity means to us