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MozRetreat 2019

Barcelona, Spain

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The festival will showcase our 5 internet health issues, with a special focus on our 2019 theme, Better Machine Decision Making. To engage with this theme, we will direct our audience of 2500+ to share personal reflections on how AI affects them personally, at work, and within their communities on and offline.

We are inviting friends and allies from across the Internet health movement for the position of wrangler who can expand our horizons, deepen our knowledge and help us shape the questions that matter. In turn, these questions will fuel the conversations, sessions and work at MozFest.

MozRetreat is the first stage of the wrangler journey, where we will connect, explore and collaborate on the festival narrative around which the festival weekend will be framed.


Each year we bring together a group of volunteer wranglers from across different disciplines and geographies to design the festival narrative. We will gather this year's wranglers together for a 3-day retreat in Barcelona from the 6-10 May.

The MozRetreat is an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other, share their skills and start to collaborate on the design of MozFest.

Goals for 2019

Confirmed Attendees

Seasoned Wranglers and process supporters

Sarah Allen, Jenn Beard, Abby Cabunoc Mayes, Emrys Green, Jairus Khan, Dervla O Brien, Winnie Makokha,Zannah Marsh, Kade Morton, Andrew Mulholland, Angela Plohman, Chad Sansing,Ross Schulman, Ashlyn Sparrow, Berhan Taye, Caro Tejada, Tendai Tirivanhu, Joseph Thomas, Jon Tutcher, Marc Walsh and Stephanie Wright

New to the team for 2019

Blaise Aboh, Pablo Aguileram, Elpiniki Apostolaki, Evelyn Arellano, Monica Bonilla P, Mariona Aloy Ciller, Cheekay Cinco, Lucie Click, Alia Ali ElKattan, Genevieve Fried, Sean Gilroy, Kristina Gorr, Leena Haque , Aoibheann Managan, Iseult Managan, Varoon Mathur, Dr Chao Mbogho, Grace McPherson, Bhuvana Meenakshi, Anouk Ruhaak, Slammer, Jennifer Steele, Philo Van Kemenad, Sarah Watson and Paul Zenke

Wrangling for 2019 but unable to attend MozRetreat

Andy Forest, Fanny Hidvégi, Caroline Sinders and Ahmed Razek.

This group of incredible voices are from 16 countries and counting, and come from a variety of organisations such as AI Now Institute, Orodata Science, Digital Rights Network of Mexico, Aspiration Tech, Open Technology Institute, BBC, University of Chicago, Upstart projects, UC Berkeley, Code for Africa, Revolving Door,Causa y Efecto, APC women rights program, Soko Tech, Weston Game Lab, Access Now and Mozilla staff, Awardees and Fellows.



Overview of days and estimated timings below. Please note exact locations and addresses will be shared on email closer to the event

Monday 6th May

Travel day for all guests

  • 18:00-21:00 Welcome dinner
Tuesday 7th May
11:00 Morning session
13:00 Catered lunch
14:00 Afternoon sessions
18:00 Retreat day ends
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Talks: AI and its impact in our lives- 2 persectives
Wednesday 8th May
09:00 Morning sessions
12:30 Catered lunch
14:00 Afternoon sessions
18:00 Retreat day ends
19:00 Kitchen party
Thursday 9th May
09:00 Morning activities
11:00 Morning sessions
12:30 Catered lunch
13:30 Afternoon sessions
16:30 Closing circle
17:00 Documentation sprint
19:00 Closing special dinner

Local area and tips

Community participation Guidelines

The Mozilla Festival respects Mozilla's community participation guidelines. These guidelines cover our behaviour as participants at MozRetreat.

How to treat each other

  • Be respectful and value each other’s ideas, styles and viewpoints.
  • Be direct but professional; we cannot withhold hard truths.
  • Be inclusive and help new perspectives be heard.
  • Appreciate and accommodate our many cultural practices, attitudes and beliefs.
  • Be open to learning from others.
  • Lead by example and match your actions with your words.

The following will not be tolerated: violence and threats of violence; personal attacks; derogatory language; unwelcome sexual attention or physical contact; disruptive behaviour; influencing unacceptable behaviour.