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An annual read/write event
for anyone interested in learning about
and making the future of the web
October 25 - 27, 2013 | London, UK

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  1. Make things with the tools Mozilla and others are creating
  2. Learn who is building what, how we can share and help each other
  3. Blend a year of events into a sustained webmaking party
  4. Design the things we want to build next, especially for mobile
  5. Coach leaders who want to invent, teach and organize.


Upcoming Dates

  • March 1: Save the Date. Dates, theme and location announced
  • June 20: Festival site relaunch
  • June 25: Call for session proposals, Early registration
  • June - August: Webmaker Parties worldwide
  • August 29: Session proposals due, Full registration opens
  • August - September: Facilitator calls
  • September 30: Draft schedule ready
  • September - November: Mozpubs in London

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  • Suggestions? Email michelle@mozillafoundation.org.
  • Themes from last year:
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Anticipated Participants

Nesta, Nominet Trust, MIT Media Lab, Telefonica, Knight Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Internet Archive, US Department of Energy, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, La Nacion, New York Times, Boston Globe, BBC, Spiegel, ZEIT Online, NPR, WNYC, DIY.org, Goldsmiths University, Dundee University, Ravensbourne College, Imperial College, CDOT, Google, BlackGirlsCode, Mozilla Reps, WebFWD, Creative Commons, P2PU, Shuttleworth Foundation, CERN, National Writing Project, Hive NYC and Hive Chicago, CodeClub, GoCodery, Decoded, TinkerCAD, LA Makerspace, Open Knowledge Foundation, Craftyy, Mind Candy, Eyebeam, Tate, London Zoo, Web Foundation, Zeega.

All making the web they want.

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  • Festival Manager: TBD
  • Senior Curator: Michelle Thorne
  • Participation Architect: Allen Gunn
  • Volunteer Coordinator: TBD
  • Sponsorship Lead: TBD
  • PR and marketing: TBD



  • Confirm main venue and hotels
  • Design update requested


  • Mozfest team in place
  • Roadmap vetted
  • Festival vision + goals published
  • Save the Date sent
  • Publish main festival theme
  • New festival CSS deployed on site


  • Approve budget
  • Main venue contract signed
  • Find party venue
  • Determine main festival formats


  • Draft schedule online (not agenda, just tent poles)
  • Stage manager in place + keynotes curated
  • Secure festival headliners


  • Start regular blog posting
  • Kick off local events (Mozpubs)
  • Determine post-festival arc
  • Sponsorship search begins
  • Marketing begins, inc. via partner channels
  • Call for Proposals


  • Recruit volunteers
  • Registration online, inc. staff + facilitator sign-ups
  • Personal invitations + invitations to the lists


  • Call for Proposals ends
  • Planning meetings with all facilitators
  • Initial draft of space use
  • All facilitator and staff travel booked
  • Documentation team in place (photography, video, media tent)


  • All sub-contracted services finalized, inc. catering, printing, transport, AV, etc.
  • Finalized space layouts, inc. AV
  • Detailed agenda 90% complete


  • All materials printed
  • Volunteer training
  • Press conference
  • Facilitator briefing


  • Evaluation


  • Relax!