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4 ways to explore Web Monetization at MozFest

MozFest – Mozilla’s annual gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world – is fast approaching.

For the first time ever, the cost of tickets is on a sliding scale, giving you the option to help offset the cost of attendance for otherwise could not join. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available here.

Our previous MozFest activity focused on gathering community input. This year we’re showcasing the community’s work. Here’s what we have planned:

Grant for the Web Project Gallery

Come demo, experience, and learn with innovators in Web Monetization, right here in the Community Space! During MozFest we will use this space to showcase how technologists and content creators around the world are creating better business models for the web using open standards...more details coming soon! If you're not already a Coil member, we're supplying free 1-month Coil codes to MozFest participants – apply here.

Business models on the web are broken! Let's fix them.

A roundtable discussion between Grant for the Web grantees – with participant interaction through Q&A – about the consequences of centralized control over the transfer of value on the web, and how open technology like the proposed Web Monetization Standard and the Interledger Protocol are creating new, more equitable opportunities for creators, publishers, and technologists. Roundtable discussion

The Future of Money: A Simulation Game

Giant companies, governments, and proprietary networks control how money moves around the globe through systems that are centralized and grossly inequitable. Join this simulation game to strategize, brainstorm, build worlds, and act in-character to explore emerging methods of monetization, how to counter more centralized forms of control, the new models of commerce and organizations that may develop, and how factions might encourage the ecosystem to grow in a direction that suits their needs. This game is designed and facilitated by the creative teams at TechDirt, Copia Institute, and Leveraged Play. Game Session 1/ Game Session 2 / Game Session 3

Alternatives to Digital Ads

A Dialogues & Debates Conversation on how alternatives to invasive online ads could become mainstream. Featuring Briana Marbury, Executive Director, Interledger Foundation and Harriet Kingaby, Mozilla Fellowship alum. Alternatives to Digital Ads conversation.

We are excited to help program and sponsor Mozilla’s flagship event. MozFest is one of the globe’s best celebrations of the open web and an excellent place to find community. We believe that these two weeks will inform the program and its goals for years to come!

Grant for the Web session at MozFest photo by Photo by Connor Ballard-Pateman

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Radhy

Hi Erika, will the talks later available on Youtube?

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Erika Author

Great question! The Alternatives to Digital Ads discussion, and grantee roundtable session will be recorded and available post-festival. The simulation game sessions will not be recorded, but a post-game summary that captures the arc of the game sessions and player decisions will created and shared.

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Radhy

Great, it just happened that I'm interested in digital ads alternative topic. Thanks for the reply!

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Erika Author

Just a note that we've opened up more spots for the Future of Money simulation game on both Tuesday March 16 and Thursday March 18.