This page aims to connect trust & safety professionals to workshops, seminars, and events that are relevant to their practice; some are hosted by TSPA and TSF, while others are not. All listed events are open to the public unless otherwise noted, and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please check the full event details linked at the bottom of each listing.
Past events hosted or co-hosted by TSPA are listed here; we link to recordings if available.
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WhenSeptember 27, 2022 – September 28, 2022 (PDT)WhereHybrid (Palo Alto, CA and Virtual)Hosted byTSPA
TSPA will be hosting its very first global conference, TrustCon, September 27-28, 2022. This will be the very first (that we know of) global conference for trust and safety conference, brought to you by your trust and safety peers. While the focus of the conference will be on the work of trust and safety, we encourage participation from all sectors, including government, research, and civil society.
To ensure that all of our members get to participate (even if you can’t join us in person), TrustCon will be a hybrid conference with the in-person portion taking place in Palo Alto, CA and a virtual component taking place in EMEA and APAC-friendly timezones.
There will be more information to come, including calls for presentations and exhibits and sponsorship opportunities. So, save the date, and stay tuned for more!
WhenSeptember 29, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (PDT)WhereStanford UniversityHosted byTrust and Safety Foundation and Stanford Internet Observatory, TSPA
The Stanford Internet Observatory and the Trust and Safety Foundation are proud to announce the first annual Trust and Safety Research Conference. Join us in September for two days of cross-disciplinary presentations and conversations designed to push forward research on trust and safety.
Hosted at Stanford University, trust and safety practitioners and academics in fields like computer science, sociology, law, and political science will meet to think deeply about trust and safety issues. Presenters will give dynamic presentations to showcase their emerging work.
WhenOctober 11, 2022 – October 13, 2022 (BST)WhereLloyd’s of London, 1 Lime St, London EC3M 7HA, United KingdomHosted byMarketplace Risk
The next Sharing Economy Global Summit will be hosted October 11-13, 2022, at Lloyd’s of London, the original insurance marketplace, and will welcome all stakeholders from the sharing economy ecosystem, including industry groups, startups, investors and government agencies and officials. Attendees from across the globe have a unique opportunity to learn strategies and tactics tested and vetted through real-world startup applications and experiences. Want to present or speak? Submit your proposal to the Call for Speakers by August 15, 2022. TSPA members will receive a discount. If you’re a TSPA member, please see the member portal or the TSPA Slack workspace for the code.
WhenOctober 12, 2022 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (EDT)WhereGeorge Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Hosted byHacks/Hackers
This fourth edition of Truth and Trust Online (TTO) will be held in person at Boston University and online on October 13-14, 2022. Pre-conference workshops will be held online on October 12, 2022. The annual Conference for Truth and Trust Online facilitates collaboration between practitioners, technologists, academics, and platforms.
TSPA members can purchase tickets for the in-person conference in Boston for $100 instead of $300 with the promo code TTO22TSPAMember. Sales end on September 30th. Digital passes are also available.
WhenOctober 18, 2022 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am (PDT)WhereVirtualHosted byTSPA
Trust and Safety is a vast field, with various functions and responsibilities. A T&S professional could be moderating content, writing policy, building products, responding to government requests, measuring quality assurance, and doing so much more. Those who work in T&S also come from diverse backgrounds.
In this series, TSPA brings to you fireside chats with TSPA members about their careers. We’ll explore the diversity and breadth of those doing this work. We’ll talk about what they do, how they got into trust and safety, and what advice they would give to those wanting to do the same thing they do.
October host and guest: Patrick Earley & Adelin Cai
Patrick currently is the Lead Policy Manager for the Trust & Safety policy team at the Wikimedia Foundation. He specializes in anti-harassment initiatives and community-driven policy making, working with the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who volunteer their time to build Wikipedia and other free knowledge repositories. Prior to working in Trust & Safety, he has worked in film production, libraries, wildfire protection and other oddly disparate fields. Patrick also volunteers his time as a Wikipedia administrator and works with his local immigrant support society to help newcomers to my region. He is based in British Columbia, Canada.
Adelin is an online content policy and tech operations expert who’s spent over a decade working with and leading teams responsible for product policies and their enforcement. She has deep experience in both operational work and people management. She was Pinterest’s former Head of Policy, and prior to Pinterest, she ran Twitter’s Legal Ads Policy team, guiding policy and operations for Twitter’s self-serve and international advertising products. Adelin is also a co-founder of the Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) and the affiliated Trust & Safety Foundation (TSF). She currently serves as TSPA’s board chair.
WhenOctober 26, 2022 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am (PDT)WhereVirtualHosted byTSPA
Join us for an “ask me anything” session about working in trust and safety. The T&S field is hot, and companies are hiring! But how do you know if you have the right experience or qualifications? What’s it like working in trust and safety, and actually–what does “trust and safety” even mean? This virtual event is open to everyone and features TSPA advisors Pia Shah and Dona Bellow, who will answer questions based on their years of experience as T&S professionals. Registration is required.