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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  • That Escalated Quickly: What It’s Like to Work in Trust & Safety – December Conversation

    When
    December 16, 2022 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am (PST)
    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.

    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.

    December host and guest: Pia Shah & Fadzai Madzingira

  • All Tech is Human: Strengthening the Responsible Tech Ecosystem in 2023

    When
    December 20, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    All Tech Is Human

    Hear from the All Tech Is Human team about their plans for 2023 and share your ideas! Our non-profit is committed to strengthening the Responsible Tech ecosystem so we can tackle wicked tech & society issues and co-create a tech future aligned with the public interest.
    Read about our current 2023 plans here. For this livestream, team members from All Tech Is Human will be discussing some of our expanded activities such as in-person gatherings (NYC, SF, DC, London), mentorship program, job board, talent pool, Slack community, university ambassadors, summits, and more. We will be reading off questions and comments submitted through this sign-up form, along with comments posted during the livestream (select comments will be brought on screen).
    All Tech Is Human has been growing the Responsible Tech ecosystem since 2018, creating an interconnected hub across civil society, government, industry, and academia. We are multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary, and weaves together multiple perspectives in order to tackle thorny tech & society issues and understand a wide range of resources, community values, and trade-offs so we can co-create a tech future aligned with the public interest. We have a unique “grassroots-power” approach that actively distributes power and ideas across multiple levers of change while moving at the speed of tech.
    We have a wide variety of activities that are aimed at both understanding and influencing the larger ecosystem. Our activities include a global community Slack group of over 4k members, open working groups that release reports (4 released in 2022), in-person summits & mixers (12 in-person gatherings in 2022), our Responsible Tech Guide, Responsible Tech Job Board, curated list of Responsible Tech Orgs (over 500), mentorship program, university ambassadors, livestreams & online mixers, and more. Our activities fall into three categories: multi-stakeholder convening & community-building, multidisciplinary education, and diversifying the traditional tech pipeline with more backgrounds, disciplines, and lived experiences. You can see all of our projects here.

  • That Escalated Quickly: What It’s Like to Work in Trust & Safety – January Conversation

    When
    January 26, 2023 | 8:00 am – 8:45 am (PST)
    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.

    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.

    January host and guest: Dali Szostak & Chanell Daniels

  • Designing Technology for Social Cohesion

    When
    February 23, 2023 – February 24, 2023 (PST)
    Where
    San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
    Hosted by
    Center for Humane Technology

    Building off of the September 2022 Trust and Safety Conference at Stanford University, this conference explores a new generation of tech products that offer design affordances and algorithms optimized for maximizing pro-social content. Designing tech for civil health or social cohesion expands the repertoire of Trust and Safety approaches. This conference provides a professional development opportunities to 1) advance understanding of how to depolarize digital public spheres; 2) Learn from practitioners using tech platforms to build trust across divides; 3) Identify digital methods for measuring polarization and social cohesion; and 4) Network with social cohesion, bridge building, and peacebuilding practitioners and experts.