Trust & Safety Events

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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  • Safety Matters Summit

    When
    May 18, 2022 – May 19, 2022 (PDT)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    Spectrum Labs

    The Safety Matters Summit is the first conference of its kind that brings together thought leaders in brand and user safety to discuss how we can create a more safe, inclusive, and equitable society through a sustainable metaverse. The summit’s vision is an ethical Internet where future generations trust they can interact, co-create and exist free from online hate and toxicity.

  • Librarians and Misinformation: Curating the Information Needs of Communities

    When
    May 19, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EDT)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy

    Please join us for a much needed conversation with librarians and scholars of misinformation about the health of our digital commons and the democratic institutions that rely on it.

  • Responsible Tech Summit: Improving Digital Spaces

    When
    May 20, 2022 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EDT)
    Where
    Virtual with limited in-person availability in New York City
    Hosted by
    All Tech Is Human

    Responsible Tech Summit: Improving Digital Spaces is an all-day summit on Friday, May 20th bringing together 120 leaders across civil society, government, industry, and academia who are working toward improving the health and vibrancy of digital spaces. These are the people and organizations focused on reducing harms, expanding education, and reimagining what an ideal digital space aligned with the human experience looks like. This special gathering is being held at the Consulate General of Canada in New York (co-host) from 9am to 5pm; filled with networking, fireside chats, panels, and moments for collaboration. This event page allows you to register to watch a livestream of the summit (free), or to apply for potential in-person attendance.

  • TSPA Meet & Greet: The Evolution of T&S in Dublin

    When
    June 2, 2022 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (IST)
    Where
    East Building, Grand Canal Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, D02 FF61
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    TSPA is excited to host its first in-person event in Dublin! We’re inviting all trust and safety professionals to join us for a panel discussion on the evolution of trust and safety in Dublin, reflecting on its history and exploring its future. Afterwards, everyone is invited to light refreshments.

    This event is open to trust and safety professionals, including nonmembers.

    Registration deadline is May 27, 2022.

  • TSPA Dublin Happy Hour

    When
    June 2, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (IST)
    Where
    TBA
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    Following “The Evolution of Trust & Safety in Dublin” event, TSPA will be hosting a happy hour for TSPA members. This event is for those who were unable to attend the “The Evolution of Trust & Safety in Dublin” event or just want to meet more T&S peers. Registration is available only for TSPA members and invited guests.

    Members can find the registration access code in the TSPA member portal, or contact TSPA for the code.

  • RightsCon

    When
    June 6, 2022 – June 10, 2022 (PDT)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    AccessNow

    RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

    In 2011, Access Now hosted the first-ever RightsCon (then the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference). We met with the intention to create something different: a civil society-led space where all stakeholders – from tech companies to government representatives to human rights defenders – could come together to build a rights-respecting digital future. Since then, RightsCon has rotated between five continents and grown, both in size and in scope to meet the evolving needs of a movement.

    RightsCon 2022 will be held online from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 2022.

  • London Meet & Greet: London T&S Community

    When
    June 8, 2022 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (BST)
    Where
    TBA
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    TSPA is thrilled to be doing our first in-person event with trust and safety professionals in London. We invite you to join us to discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities of doing trust and safety work in London. Following this event will be light refreshments.

    This meet & greet is only open to TSPA members and invited guests who are current trust and safety professionals. The registration access code can be found via the TSPA member portal, or you can contact TSPA for the code.

  • Top Consumer Fraud Trends on Internet Platforms for 2022

    When
    June 15, 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    LegitScript

    The Federal Trade Commission reported receiving more than 2.8 million fraud reports from consumers in 2021, totaling more than $5.8 billion lost to frauds and scams — a 70% increase from 2020. These scams increasingly take place on social media and e-commerce platforms because of the broad access to victims and the relative anonymity they offer.

    Ukrainian fundraising scams, cryptocurrency and NFT fraud, easy-money scams, and pet adoption fraud are just a few of the recent trends LegitScript has been tracking. In this presentation, LegitScript experts highlight some of the most common and pervasive scams occurring on the internet, explain how these fraudsters operate, and offer useful tips and resources to identify bad actors and remove them from your platform.

    Speaker: Luca Jarone, Associate Director of Strategic Growth. Luca began his trust and safety career 7 years ago as a Portuguese Analyst with LegitScript. Today, he helps our global partners implement industry-leading solutions to keep their online platforms and marketplaces safe.

  • That Escalated Quickly: What’s It Like to Work in T&S?

    When
    June 22, 2022 | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    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. Some worked as teachers, civil society servants, lawyers, or other fields before making the jump into trust and safety. Some may have only worked for 1 or 2 companies for 10+ years, while others may have worked for dozens of companies, from large international companies to small startups.

    In the next few months, TSPA will be bringing to you a series of 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. Join us, starting in June for these intimate conversations about what it’s like to work in trust and safety.

    June guests: Dona Bellow & Michelle Feuer

  • Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) Conference

    When
    June 28, 2022 – June 29, 2022 (BST)
    Where
    Swansea University Bay Campus, U.K.
    Hosted by
    Cyber Threats Research Centre

    The TASM conference will bring together a range of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, from a number of different countries and disciplinary backgrounds. It will be hosted at the Great Hall on Swansea University’s £450m Bay Campus on 28-29 June 2022. As well as keynote presentations from leading experts, attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of breakout sessions and to register for an additional, one-day event on 30 June 2022, at which teams will work together to produce collaborative proposals for short-term projects that seek to address the challenges identified during the conference. The winning proposals will receive funding to take the projects forward.

  • The Race to Regulate AI: Global Comparative Perspectives

    When
    June 30, 2022 | 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (BST)
    Where
    Virtual and Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (Oxford OX1 3TF)
    Hosted by
    Bonavero Institute of Human Rights

    As AI systems have become increasingly ubiquitous, new regulatory models have begun to emerge at national, regional and international levels. There is general consensus that existing instruments are inadequate—but also considerable divergence on what new AI regulatory frameworks should look like.

    This day-long high-level conference will explore AI regulation through a comparative lens, examining the extent to which existing and proposed approaches adequately address the risks and maximise the benefits of AI systems.

  • TrustCon 2022

    When
    September 27, 2022 – September 28, 2022 (PDT)
    Where
    Hybrid (Palo Alto, CA and Virtual)
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    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!

  • Trust and Safety Research Conference

    When
    September 29, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (PDT)
    Where
    Stanford University
    Hosted by
    Trust and Safety Foundation and Stanford Internet Observatory

    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.