History, Goals and Guiding Principles
The IFF nurtures collective efforts which, through diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration, support online freedom of expression, protection from digital threats, and expanded access to online spaces.
The Internet Freedom Festival is one the largest, most diverse, and most inclusive unconferences in the world. Every year, 1000+ activists, journalists, technologists and human rights defenders from over 100 countries gather for a week of sharing and learning. Made by the community for the community, the IFF is known for creating a positive and inclusive environment for hands-on, multidisciplinary collaboration. As an example of this – women make up 50% of participants and presenters, while every year some of the most affected communities get assistance to participate through IFF’s well-known Diversity and Inclusion Fund.