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’s It Like to Work in T&S?

    When
    August 10, 2022 | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (EDT)
    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.

    August host and guest: Jerrel Peterson + Cathryn Weems

    Cathryn Weems is the Senior Director of Legal Policy at Twitter. She’s worked in tech for over 20 years, and in Trust & Safety since before it was called Trust & Safety. She’s worked at Yahoo!, YouTube, Dropbox and Twitter over her career and her experience has mostly been focused on legal operations, policy development, child safety, and management.

    Jerrel Peterson has spent his career leveraging research and strategic partnerships to address complex social and political issues. He is currently a Director on the Trust & Safety team at Spotify and previously served as the Head of Safety Policy for Twitter. He worked cross functionally to resolve dozens of high-profile cases weekly, drive the development of policies, processes, and tools, and communicate Twitter’s content policies clearly and objectively to internal and external stakeholders. Prior to Twitter, Jerrel worked in public policy at the state and federal level and also spent a few years providing direct services to various marginalized communities within the U.S.

  • Bay Area Trust & Safety Professionals Mixer

    When
    August 15, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (PDT)
    Where
    Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant 895 Villa Street Mountain View, CA 94041
    Hosted by
    Firstsource, Trust Lab

    On Monday August 15 at 5:00 pm PST, come join us for the inaugural social mixer for Trust & Safety Professionals in the Bay Area! Meet your fellow T&S peers, have some fun conversations, learn from other’s about the industry, and enjoy free drinks and appetizers at Stein’s Beer Garden in Mountain View.

  • Meeting in the Middle: Creating a Universal Code of Conduct with a Global Member Community

    When
    August 24, 2022 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am (PDT)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    In 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia and its companion projects (e.g, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikivoyage), launched its first ever Universal Code of Conduct. This Code expands existing policies and outlines the kinds of behaviors that are and are not acceptable across more than 700 sites. Remarkably, more than 1,500 volunteers from 19 different projects representing five continents and 30 languages participated in drafting the Code. Join us for a member presentation by Patrick Earley, Lead Policy Manager, Trust & Safety, to learn more about how his team collaborated with a global member community of contributors and what comes next. This virtual event is for TSPA members only. Registration is required. The registration access code can be found on the TSPA member portal and via the TSPA Slack space.

  • Seattle Meet & Greet

    When
    August 31, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (PDT)
    Where
    The Mountaineering Club, 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    Please join us for the first TSPA Seattle meet & greet! Enjoy networking and light refreshments at The Mountaineering Club on August 31, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT. Please note: This event is for TSPA members only, and registration is required. The event capacity is 25. You can find the registration access code in the TSPA member portal, or via the TPSA Slack space.

  • The Augmented and Virtual Reality Policy Conference

    When
    September 14, 2022 | 10:30 am – 6:00 pm (EDT)
    Where
    600 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005
    Hosted by
    Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), The XR Association

    Immersive technology is poised to transform the way people work, play, and learn. From an emerging creator economy of virtual goods and services to cutting-edge applications that can improve education, health care, and manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies are unlocking new opportunities to communicate, access information, and engage with the world. These changes raise important questions, and how policymakers respond will have profound implications for the economy and society.

    Join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the XR Association for the second annual AR/VR Policy Conference. The event will feature a series of expert talks and panels discussing critical policy questions covering:

    Privacy and safety
    Intellectual property rights
    Antitrust and interoperability
    Content moderation and free expression
    International trade and development
    5G and cybersecurity
    Jobs, productivity, and the creator economy
    Skills and education
    Diversity, equity, and inclusion and accessibility
    Defense and national security
    Digital government
    Web3, NFTs, and cryptocurrency in the metaverse

  • INHOPE Summit

    When
    September 20, 2022 – September 21, 2022 (PDT)
    Where
    Hybrid
    Hosted by
    INHOPE

    The fifth INHOPE Summit will be a hybrid event taking place on September 20 – 21. Day 1 (September 20) will be online and in-person, while Day 2 (September 21) will be exclusively in-person. This year’s INHOPE Summit theme is ‘Talk About It’. The goal is to address two topics: firstly the importance of tackling Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) as a societal issue rather than an individual issue and the role of industry in the fight against CSAM.

  • Day Zero: The Future of Digital Governance at Unfinished Live

    When
    September 21, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EDT)
    Where
    The Shed 545 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
    Hosted by
    McCourt Institute

    An exclusive spotlight event dedicated to developing a civic architecture for Web3 that focuses on technology for the common good.

    If you are interested in pursuing more ethical and inclusive ways to build technology, please apply to be invited to participate in this event.

  • 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, 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.