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MozFest 2019: Staff Info

This wiki page is for Mozilla staff interested in attending Mozilla Festival. It addresses travel, accommodation, registration and other logistical details specific to staff. Please note there are different processes for MoCo and MoFo staff, described below.

More information, including schedule, program, volunteering and more is available at the main festival site, mozillafestival.org. If you have a question that's not answered here, please let the festival team know at festival@mozilla.org

MozFest continues this year to be a week long convene. MozFest House is located at the RSA in central London and is to be open from October 21-25 and is home to a variety of events and socials. Please see the schedule on the MozFest House page on our website.


About MozFest

MozFest is dedicated to forging the future of the open Web and our theme this year is 'AI'. Artificial intelligence might bring to mind futuristic tech, like superhuman robots or devious computer systems. But algorithms that make decisions for us are embedded in emerging and familiar technologies today, from search engines and social networks to facial recognition and self-driving cars. At MozFest 2019, we’ll explore how machines are making decisions for us now, and what AI advances are on the horizon. Together we’ll brainstorm ways to bring more social responsibility, ethics, and user agency to AI... today, and in the future.

Our Website is the best resource for information on themes we will be exploring and is where you can find a speaker list and schedule. Please visit mozfest.org

General Information

MozFest Venue

MozFest 2019 is being held at Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, London, SE10 0EW.

Ravensbourne College is located in North Greenwich, East London and is a media and design campus. Over the custom-design nine floors, the venue caters for impromptu classrooms and prototyping labs that is open for all. The students, staff and technologist take on vital roles during Mozfest, and are always dedicated to getting involved with the festival. We are very thankful for this amazing partnership!

It's easy to get to Ravensbourne, it's right next to The O2 Arena. By Tube take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich Station. You can also take mainline services from London Bridge, Charing Cross, Canon Street and Waterloo East to Charlton and take the 486 bus. If you fancy something a little different you can take the Thames Clipper riverboat services from central London to North Greenwich Pier or take the Emirates Airline cable car to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula.


Deliveries

If you wish to get something delivered to Ravensbourne for use at the festival we can help with the process. Please make sure you've filled out the deliveries form for each delivery to the venue. It makes everything run a lot smoother on-site if we know in advance!

Ravensbourne will be unable to receive parcels before the October 23rd so please do not send anything before that. Please note deliveries that get stuck in customs or redirected are the sender's responsibility. Please collect your parcel on Friday the 26th Oct from the supplies room on the first floor.

Deliveries Form

When sending your parcel to Ravensbourne it is important to use the following address format:

MozFest - Your Name c/o Charly Pickard Ravensbourne 6 Penrose Way London SE10 0EW

Contact number - +44 (0) 203 040 3830

Creche Facilities

We have an on-site creche on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

The creche will be open: Friday - 9:30am until 2pm, Saturday - 9:30am until 5pm and Sunday - 10:30am until 4pm

If you wish to use the facility and book a space please fill out this form:

MozFest 2019 Creche Form

Printing

We have two printing companies to recommend this year.

The first is for more generic printing, so anything from posters to vinyls to stickers. Aspect Press are amazing to work with and they are a local company based just down the road from Ravensbourne. If you want anything professionally printed contact Marc Walsh and he'll do the necessary introductions.

If you require extra large or rigid printing we'd recommend you use Pixart Printing. They are a European printing company, but are extremely cheap for anything printed on cardboard, fomex, wood or aluminum. Make sure you leave plenty of time of delivery as even with a next day service, as they are delivering from mainland Europe it can be subject to delays.


Travel Info

Brexit

The United Kingdom is planning to leave the E.U (Brexit) on the 31st of October. Very little information has been shared by the government for international travelers in the UK at that time.

Please consult these websites if you have questions or worries.

Travel around London

Contactless or Oyster?

Contactless cards are issued by banks and credit card providers - you may have one already, so check your wallet or purse and look for the symbol shown above. If so, start using it - you can register your card before, during or after you travel - or not at all. If your credit card carries this symbol you will be able to pay for your fares instead of getting an oyster card. They are available online, from stations and Centers. You must add money to an Oyster card before using it.

When you arrive in London you can grab yourself an Oyster Card. You can either get one at any London Underground station or you can order one in advance using the TFL website above. You need to pay a refundable £5 deposit at a Tube station. You have to put £5 credit on to your card as well as a 7-day travel card for Zones 1 and 2. The travelcard comes to a total of £34.10, but it includes unlimited travel around Central London, so it's well worth it.

If you're traveling with other people, everyone must have their own card. You can't share a contactless or Oyster card to pay for travel. If you use any form of contactless the cost of your travel is always capped.

Travel to/from London Airports

There are loads of ways to get to London from around the world and you have different ways of getting to your hotel from the airport.

London Heathrow

Take the Picadilly Line service towards Cockfosters, and change at Green Park for the Jubilee Line towards Stratford and exit at London Bridge for the Hilton and Waterloo for the Sea Containers Hotel.

London Gatwick

Take a Thameslink train towards Bedford, exit at London Bridge station for the Hilton. Take a Thameslink train towards Bedford, exit Blackfriars station for the Sea Containers Hotel. Oyster Cards cannot be used on this route.

London Luton

Take the Shuttlebus to Luton Airport Parkway station and then catch a southbound Thameslink train (normally towards Brighton). Change at St. Pancras International station and change for the Northern Line via Bank then exit at London Bridge for the Hilton. Take the Shuttlebus to Luton Airport Parkway station and then catch a Thameslink train (normally towards Brighton), and exit at Blackfriars Station for the Sea Containers Hotel.

London Stansted

Take the Greater Anglia train towards London Liverpool Street. Change at Liverpool Street and jump on the 47 bus towards Bellingham and get off at London Bridge Station, for the Hilton. Take the Greater Anglia train towards Liverpool Street. Change at Liverpool Street and change for the Circle Line to Edgware station and exit at Blackfriars Station, for the Sea Containers Hotel.

London City

Take the Docklands Light Railway towards Bank and change at Canning Town for the Jubilee Line towards Stanmore and exit at London Bridge for the Hilton and Waterloo for the Sea Containers Hotel.

Eurostar

If your service stops at Stratford International, exit there and walk the short distance to Stratford station and take the Jubilee Line towards Stanmore and exit at London Bridge for Hilton and Waterloo for Sea Containers Hotel.

If you service only stops at St. Pancras International, change there for the Northern Line via Bank and exit at London Bridge for Hilton and Waterloo for Sea Containers Hotel.

Dover Ferry Terminal

Take HS1 line towards St. Pancras International and change at Stratford International, exit there and walk the short distance to Stratford station and take the Jubilee Line towards Stanmore and exit at London Bridge for Hilton and Waterloo for Sea Containers Hotel.

Visa for Entry to the UK

Are you unsure if you need a visa to enter into the UK? The easiest way to check is to go the the Gov.UK Website.

If you would like a visa invitation letter to help your application process please fill out this form

If you have any questions about traveling to MozFest or visa related questions please email us festival@mozilla.org

MoCo Specific Information

MoCo Registration Information

Mozilla Co Staff receive complementary tickets to attend MozFest. You must fill out the registration form to receive this ticket. MozFest sells out and only those registered will gain entry over the weekend. Mozillians Registration Form


If you're bringing contributors and would like to waive the registration fee for them, please contact the MozFest Team on festival@mozilla.org

MoCo Travel and Accommodation

Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of your teams so please confirm with your manager that you can attend. Book your travel using Egencia, we recommend arriving Thursday the 24th Oct and departing Monday the 29th Oct.

Accommodation is also your responsibility to arrange but we can recommend the hotels that are being used for Mozilla Foundation staff and MozFest participants, we are currently negotiating a rate with these hotels and will have more information how to book these rooms soon or you can book through Egencia.

Sea Containers London 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD Special rate link - TBC

Hilton London Tower Bridge 5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY Special rate link - TBC

Here is some more recommendation, we have used previously:

The Hoxton Southwark Brand new hotel near the London office

Good Hotel London Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1FA Good Hotel London Website Travel in style to Ravensbourne from this hotel by using the Emirates Airline Cable Cars! 10 single journeys for £17 which will cover your travel to MozFest.

CitizenM London Bankside Hotel 20 Lavington St, London SE1 2BY

MoFo Information

MoFo Travellers

MoFo staff should arrive in London on Wednesday, Oct 23 and depart on Monday, Oct 28. You should be staying at the MozFest Hotel, which is the Sea Containers and should book travel by the 6th September. If you have any question in regards to travel please email festival@mozilla.org.

For more information about your specific travel plesase refer to MozFest staff mana page.


Meetings and Fringe Events in London

Mozilla London office space is not as large as our previous office in Covent Garden. Due to the high volume of people in London for MozFest and the relatively small size of the MozSpace, we kindly ask you to consider meetings outside of the office for your comfort and guaranteed space.

Venue Suggestions

Mozilla London's office is a co-working building, so you can use the co-working space on the ground floor which has a cafe and large tables.

Here are recommended alternative venues for meetings and fringe events.

  • Citizen M - selection of various sizes of office meeting rooms for hire
  • South Bank - Famous multi-purpose venue along the South Bank of the river
  • The Tate Modern - ticks a number of boxes to make it a great location to work in: excellent views of the city, world renowned art exhibitions, delicious food, free wifi. Sitting right by the river in centre of the capital with a cafe and bar on the top floor, it is a fantastic location for inspiration and meetings.

MozLondon Recommendations Restaurants

If you have further suggestions, please add below

Close to the office

  • Tidbits Bankside -Fresh, delicious & easy going. With over 40 homemade vegetarian and vegan salads, hot dishes, soups, freshly pressed juices and desserts. From all over the world. You pay by weight.
  • Lyaness - Winner of best cocktail bar in the WORLD three times!
  • Caravans Restaurant and great wine underneath the office.
  • The Hawksmoor Borough - Seven consecutive years in Sunday Times Best Companies, being shortlisted as one of the most sustainable restaurant groups in the country by the Sustainable Restaurant Awards. A pricey option, but worth it.
  • BURGERS- Patty & Bun, Honest burger and Yen Burger
  • 'O ver Pizza

Further afield

  • Flat Iron - Known for their incredible steaks, located in Covent Garden and Soho.
  • Le Pain Quotidien - A little more expensive, but worth it for their organic and local food they serve. Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
  • Magpie - Traditional English Pub serving up proper British food, just around the corner from Liverpool Street Station.
  • Darwin Brasserie - Want a restaurant with a great view and great food? Then this is the place to go to. Book online or by phone.
  • Greenwich Kitchen - Two minutes away from the festival venue, perfect for breakfast or dinner if you want to stay local.
  • Mildred's - A vegetarian restaurant that is still popular with omnivores and serves up food from local businesses and small suppliers.
  • Coppa Club - Coppa Club is a space for eating, drinking, meeting and unwinding. Built around a central, brass bar that’s open on all-sides, Coppa Club has a raised lounge for working and winding down, a 250-cover restaurant with a marble herringbone floor, and a café with booths and a fireplace. Book now the Paradise Pods still have availability in October.
  • Old Brewery Greenwich - Set within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and located just yards from the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old Brewery is a unique and historic pub which welcomes locals and visitors to the area throughout the year. The perfect blend of a modern and historical British experience.


Weird and Wonderful London

There are so many unique places to visit in London, here's just a little list of some quirky things to get up to when you arrive.

  • Want to explore London further? Download the free smartphone app Walkster for a self-guided walking tour around London.
  • Find out about what's on in the local area and explore locally by visiting Bankside attractions.
  • Take a ride down the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide. The ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!
  • Find yourself spirited back to the mean streets of the 19th century East End where every corner turned and every step taken will lead you further into this world-famous murder mystery. Jack The Ripper Tour
  • Grab a late night bagel on Brick Lane. The Brick Lane Beigel Bake is open 24 hours a day, so if you ever get a craving head on down!
  • More late-night grab and go options. Bar Italia is almost 70 years old and still an uber popular place to grab a coffee and panini at any time of day or night. Bar Italia shines like a beacon through the murk of the corporate coffee world.
  • Take a black cab! You can't visit London without jumping in a black cab but beware they are pricey. You can hail them from the street or if you want something cheaper Uber is available all around London.
  • For general ideas about cool things happening in london check out the Time Out website.

Handy links for London

Handy links for London - please add suggestions

Group Gatherings

Hosting a group gathering, event or discussion group? Add all the information about your event to this page and we can let everyone know about it!