Everything you need to know about MozFest’s speaker series

Big names are taking on topics like privacy, security, and inclusion online

Don’t miss MozFest’s inaugural speaker series, titled Dialogues + Debates.

(What’s MozFest? It’s the world’s leading festival for and by the open internet movement. Learn more.)

On Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, marquee-name speakers will give TED-style talks on everything from privacy and security online to digital inclusion.

Talks will be held in the Walker Space on the Ravensbourne’s ground floor. Can’t join us in London? No problem — all talks will stream live on facebook.com/mozilla.

Meet the speakers

Zeynep Tufekci // @zeynep

Professor, University of North Carolina. Contributor, New York Times

On Digital Inclusion and Decentralization

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11:15 a.m.


Brian Behlendorf // @brianbehlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project

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

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11:15 a.m.


Maggie Vail // @magicbeans

Executive Director, CASH Music

On Web Literacy

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11:15 a.m.


Mark Surman and Mitchell Baker // @msurman and @MitchellBaker

Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation / Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla

On Mozilla’s key issues

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.


Sahar Aziz // @saharazizlaw

Professor of Law, Texas A&M University

On movements and surveillance

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.


Katherine Maher // @krmaher

Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

On online harassment

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:15 p.m.


Chris Soghoian // @csoghoian

Principal Technologist & Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU

On privacy and security

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:15 p.m.


Ashe Dryden // @ashedryden

White House Fellow. Programmer. Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

“The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and Open Source Software”

Speaking Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:15 p.m.


Volker Birk

CTO, pretty Easy privacy. President, p≡p Foundation Council

On privacy and security

Speaking Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:15 p.m.


Katharina Borchert // @lyssaslounge

Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla

On equal rating

Speaking Sunday, Oct. 30 at12:15 p.m.


Simone Browne

Professor, University of Texas at Austin

On Privacy, Security, and Digital Inclusion

Speaking Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.


Eliot Higgins // @EliotHiggins

Founder, Bellingcat & Brown Moses Blog. Research Associate, King’s College London

“The End of Secrets: Conflict in the Engagement Age”

Speaking Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.