First Annual Trust & Safety Research Conference

Stanford University campus

We’re thrilled to announce the first annual Trust and Safety Research Conference organized by the Stanford Internet Observatory and our sibling organization the Trust and Safety Foundation!

The conference will be hosted on Stanford’s campus and will feature presentations and conversations by trust and safety practitioners, industry researchers, academic researchers from a variety of disciplines (e.g., computer science, social sciences, law), and civil society organizations. There will also be opportunities for both formal and informal networking. This two day event will take place September 29-30, 2022, following TSPA’s TrustCon 2022.

The goals of this conference are twofold: to create a space for cross-disciplinary collaboration among a range of stakeholders and to push forward research about trust and safety.

In addition, the Journal of Online Trust and Safety will publish proceedings with accepted papers. The proceedings will be available one week before the conference, and the authors will be invited to present at the conference too. (See this post for more information.) However, you do not need to submit a paper or present to participate fully in this event!

The Trust and Safety Foundation works to improve society’s understanding of the trust and safety field through both educational and research programs and, most importantly, interdisciplinary dialogue. This conference is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to learn from one another and to begin to build networks beyond their current roles and organizations. The trust and safety landscape is challenging and dynamic. The problems we face often seem insurmountable. To intentionally design, build, and maintain safer and more equitable systems, we need to come together to share our lived experiences, hard-won expertise, and visions of the future.

If you are interested in presenting or attending, please fill out the application form by May 31. We encourage applications from the TSPA community!