TrustCon 2024 Program Committee

TrustCon is a global conference dedicated to the work of trust and safety professionals, convening trust and safety experts from tech, civil society, academia, and government with the goal of knowledge building and networking. The TrustCon Program Committee (PC) works together to ensure the agenda features thoughtful, relevant, and timely content.

Apply to be a Member of the Program Committee

As a part of the TrustCon 2024 Program Committee, you’ll help select the lightning talks, panels, presentations, plenaries, and workshops featured at the conference. In addition to shaping the conference’s agenda, you’ll benefit from:

  • Meeting and working with other T&S professionals;
  • Learning more about topics related to T&S;
  • Supporting your peers as they present their work to the community;
  • Receiving public acknowledgement for your contributions.
  • Receiving a volunteer discount for TrustCon 2024 registration.


Your primary responsibility as a member of the Program Committee will be as a peer reviewer. You’ll be assigned a certain number of proposals to review and score. Then, you’ll meet with other reviewers assigned to the same group of proposals, discuss your scores, and decide which ones to accept, reject, or recommend for the revise and resubmit cycle.

You can also volunteer to shepherd submissions and/or help create the agenda for TrustCon 2024. If you choose to shepherd submissions, you’ll be working directly with proposal submitters during the revise and resubmit cycle to help them move their proposals to the acceptance stage. If you choose to help create the conference agenda, you’ll be involved in a range of tasks, including but not limited to designating tracks, identifying plenary speakers, and creating a conference schedule. These are both optional responsibilities.

Time Commitment

Note: Time commitments are dependent on the number of proposals submitted and the number of Program Committee members. The information below is based on estimates from TrustCon 2023.

Minimum synchronous time commitment for peer reviewing: 3-6 hours
Minimum asynchronous time commitment for peer reviewing: 10-20 hours
Minimum total time commitment for peer reviewing: 13-26 hours

Synchronous time will be spent on Google Meet with the entire Program Committee and with your smaller groups (who are assigned to the same proposals). Asynchronous time will be spent: reading and responding to emails; reading meeting notes; and reading, reviewing, and scoring proposals.

If you volunteer to be a shepherd and/or to help create the agenda for TrustCon, you will have additional synchronous and asynchronous time commitments.


To be a member of the Program Committee you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a TSPA member with an active profile in the TSPA Member Portal.
  • Be willing and able to meet the time commitments described above.
  • Be a current T&S professional or have past experience as a T&S professional.

Next Steps

If you’re interested in being a part of the TrustCon 2024 Program Committee, please complete the form below. Applications are due by October 31, 2023. If you have questions, please email

TrustCon 2024 | Program Committee Member Application