MozFest 2017: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we have extended MozFest to be a week long convening. MozFest House, at the RSA in central London, will be open from the 23rd-27th of October and be the home to a variety of events and socials. Please see the schedule on the MozFest House page on our website. MozFest House is offering co working space if you just want a couch to work from, good coffee and don't need a meeting room. Please do sign up so we can guarantee you access to the building.
MozFest is dedicated to forging the future of the open Web. It is a place to collaborate with a global network of passionate advocates for a free, open and decentralized Web. Taking place over 3 days the festival will offer workshops, learning labs, design sprints, demos, keynotes and debates on a way range of topics, issues and skills. Our Website is the best resource for information on themes we will be exploring, speaker lists and schedule. Please visit mozfest.org
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Science Fair Evening Reception
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MozFest 2017 is being held for it's 7th year 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 decidated 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.
When you arrive in London make sure you grab yourself an Oyster Card. You can either get one at any London Underground station or you can order one in advance on the Transport for London website. You will need to either pay £3 for the card (plus postage) online or pay a refundable £5 deposit at a Tube station. You should put £5 credit on to your card as well as a 7-day travel card for Zones 1 and 2. It comes to a total of £32.10 but it includes unlimited travel around Central London, so it's well worth it.
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 24th 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 27th Oct from the Supplies room on the first floor.
When sending your parcel to Ravensbourne it is important to use the following address format:
MozFest - Your Name
C/O Claire Selby
6 Penrose Way
Contact number - +44 (0) 203 040 3830
We have an on-site creche on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
The creche will be open: Friday - 10am until 2pm, Saturday - 10am until 5pm and Sunday - 11am until 4pm
If you wish to use the facility and book a space please fill out this form:
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 PixartPrinting. They are a European printing company, but are extremely cheap for anything printed on cardboard, fomex, wood or aluminium. Make sure you leave plently of time of delivery as even with a next day service, as they are delivering from mainland Europe it can be subject to delays.
General Travel Information
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.
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 Hotel and Waterloo for the Mondrian Hotel.
Take a Thameslink train towards Bedford, exit at London Bridge station for the Hilton Hotel. Take a Thameslink train towards Bedford, exit Blackfriars station for the Mondrian Hotel. (Oyster Cards cannot be used on this route.)
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 and 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 Mondrian Hotel.
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 Hotel. 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 Mondrian Hotel.
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 Mondrian
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 The Mondrian.
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 The Mondrian.
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 The Mondrian.
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 and complete the online form.
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 email@example.com
MoCo Registration Information
Mozilla Staff receive complementary tickets to attend MozFest. You must fill out the registration form to recieve this ticket. MozFest sells out and only those registerd will gain entry over the weeknd. Mozillians Registration Form
If you're bringing contributors and would like to waive the registration fee for them, please contact the MozFest Team.
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 26th Oct and departing Monday the 30th Oct.
Accommodation is also your responsibility to arrange but we can recommend two 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.
20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD
Mondrian Hotel London Website or
Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY
Hilton London Tower Bridge Website
Here are other recommendations, we have used previously:
CitizenM London Bankside Hotel
20 Lavington St, London SE1 2BY
CitizenM London Backside Hotel Website. It will take around 5 - 10 minutes to Southwark station which is on the Jubilee Line and it will take you around 20 minutes to get to Ravensbourne.
Good Hotel London
Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1FA
Good Hotel London Website Travel in style to Ravesbourne from this hotel by using the Emirates Airline Cable Cars! 10 single journeys for £17 which will cover your travel to MozFest.
MoFo staff should arrive in London on Wednesday, Oct 25th and depart on Monday, Oct 30. You should be staying at the MozFest Hotel, which is the Mondrian and should book travel by the 15th September. If you have any question in regards to travel please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mozilla London has a new office space which 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.
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. If you're planning a fringe event, please add it to our Fringe events page on the MozFest website so we can share it further with our network and festival participants
- 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
We have also looked at a number of venues for gatherings or parties, and we have attached a google document of our recommnedations.
MozLondon Recommendations Restaurants
If you have further suggestions, please add below
- 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.
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.
- Citymapper Great app to find your way around london using all means of transportation. It also works offline so you can save your route and still use it without data sim!
- Take a ride down the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide. The ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!
- Ever wondered what it’s like to eat in complete darkness? Well now you can at Dans Le Noir. Serves fish, meat and vegetarian surprise menus.
- 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!
- 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 download an app like Hailo or if you want something cheaper Uber is available all around London.
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!