Past Events

These are past events hosted or co-hosted by TSPA. We link to recordings when available.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Los Angeles Meet & Greet

    When
    November 17, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PST)
    Where
    Bar Bohemien, 9355 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    Calling all T&S professionals in the Los Angeles area! TSPA is hosting our first Meet and Greet in L.A. at Bar Bohemien (2nd floor at Citizen Public Market) in Culver City on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8 PM. Come for the networking and stay for the light refreshments and cocktails. Please note: This members-only event is for current T&S professionals and students interested in careers in T&S. Registration is required. The registration access code is available via the TSPA Member Portal and the TSPA Slack Workspace.

  • From Academia to T&S

    When
    November 2, 2022 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am (PST)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    Join us for a panel discussion about transitioning from academia to trust and safety with guests Lindsay Blackwell, Aaron Jiang, and Kat Lo. Lindsay is the Head of Trust & Safety at Sidechat, Aaron is a Quantitative Researcher on the Central Integrity team at Meta, and Kat is a Content Moderation Lead at Meedan. In addition to sharing their career journeys, panelists will reflect on myths, presumptions, or pitfalls that academics may have relating to T&S and what T&S professionals should know about academic research. Panelists will also speak to how they collaborate with academics and what we, as a community, can do to best facilitate continued collaborations. Open to everyone. Registration required.

  • Careers in T&S AMA

    When
    October 26, 2022 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am (PST)
    Where
    Virtual
    Hosted by
    TSPA

    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 advisor Dona Bellow and TSPA community member Christine Lehane, who will answer questions based on their years of experience as T&S professionals. Dona is a Content Policy Lead, and Christine is a Research Manager working in Integrity UX Research. Registration is required.

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

    When
    October 18, 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.

    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.

  • Trust and Safety Research Conference

    When
    September 29, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (PST)
    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.

  • TrustCon 2022

    When
    September 27, 2022 – September 28, 2022 (PST)
    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!

  • Seattle Meet & Greet

    When
    August 31, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (PST)
    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.

  • 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 (PST)
    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.