Community Spaces & Activities

TSPA has organized several community spaces and opportunities to connect, network and build community. Below, you'll also find a list of community-led events and activities. These are powered by TSPA community members who volunteer their time to propose, organize, and lead them. Meet up with a buddy, check out a community meetup lunch, or stop by the wellness room for a moment of quiet!
 

TrustCon Buddies
Location | Atrium 

TrustCon Buddies is designed to help attendees connect with new people, particularly those attending solo or for the first time. Share your contact information and availability through this form with TSPA before July 12 at 12pm PST, and we will pair you with another attendee who has similar availability. Generally speaking, we will pair new attendees with attendees who have experience at TrustCon or Summits. Once connected, Buddies will be responsible for coordinating to meet for breakfast or lunch. Buddy matching is now closed. If you're interested in a similar activity, we recommend checking out Quick Connections. 
 

Community Lounge
Location | Pacific Concourse  

The Community Lounge is a space designed for casual connections and friendly interactions. Here, you can unwind, play a variety of games, and chat with fellow attendees in a comfortable environment. Whether you're looking to play a game, share stories over coffee, or simply enjoy some downtime, the Community Lounge offers the perfect setting to hang out.
 

The T&S Community Zine Project 
Location | Outside of Garden Room B (Lobby Level)
Host | led by Alice Hunsberger

Working in Trust & Safety can be lonely and isolating, but it doesn't have to be that way! In this project, you-- the TrustCon community--  will share words of support and advice with each other. You can share thoughts that are heartfelt, snarky, practical, hopeful, silly... whatever helps you get through the day might help someone else, too. We'll display your notes at TrustCon, and then compile them into a unique digital and physical zine which the whole Trust & Safety community can access any time they need a pick-me-up. 
 

Wellness Room 
Location | Garden Room B (Lobby Level)

The Wellness Room is a quiet haven designed to offer a moment of peace during a naturally stimulating environment like TrustCon. Equipped with coloring books, soft seating, natural light, and individual activities like journaling, meditation, and gentle yoga, this serene space is dedicated to your well-being. Here, you can relax, practice mindfulness, and engage in self-care. Please note: The Wellness Room is designed to be noise and conversation free. We ask you refrain from meetings, conversations, or playing your own music out loud in this space. 
 

Recharge Room 
Location
| Garden Room A (Lobby Level)

Need to respond to a few emails, work an escalation, or run through your slides? The Recharge Room is reserved for quiet, individual work. It's equipped with power and desks. Please note: The Recharge Room is designed to be noise and conversation free. We ask you refrain from meetings, conversations, or playing your own music out loud in this space. 

Speaker Tips

If you are speaking at TrustCon, we talked to some of our past speakers to help you with your final preparations and nerves ahead of your session. From practical tips to boost your confidence to strategies for engaging your audience, don't miss out on their valuable advice.

Check out what they each had to say below! 

Community Meetups 

Quick Connections @ TrustCon

Time | 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location | Pacific Concourse

Many veteran conference-goers know that the best interaction at a conference is striking up a conversation at the coffee pot. TrustCon Connections takes this interaction and makes it into an intentional activity where attendees can meet each other during a quick, facilitated moment of connection. Participants will rotate from table to table, meeting a variety of people along the way. This activity is intended for both seasoned practitioners looking to expand their network and for newcomers eager to dive into the field.

This dynamic and structured activity is low-pressure and fun, and easier to do than making awkward remarks about the bad conference coffee (except at TrustCon - our conference coffee is delicious!). Join in to make connections and get to know other practitioners! Limited to 30 participants.

 

TSPA Coffee Chats

Time | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Pacific Concourse
Host | Coffee Chat Hosts

TSPA’s Coffee Chats program offers one-on-one mentoring sessions designed to empower current and aspiring trust and safety professionals through insightful conversations with experienced volunteers. Our hosts generously share their expertise, offering tailored advice and guidance across all aspects of Trust and Safety. T&S Coffee Chat is offered virtually year-round. 

At TrustCon, we bring this virtual experience into real life. Coffee Chat hosts will meet with attendees for coffee. Attendees can sign up to spend 15 minutes with a Coffee Chat host, where they can chat about anything, from career goals to T&S questions and issues. Coffee Chats are first-come-first-serve at designated times on Monday and Tuesday. This program is available virtually all year around!

 

Red Teaming Lunch Meetup
Time
 | 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM
Location | Atrium; Look for the white desk near the Atrium!
Host | Jen Weedon (she/her) 
Description
Are you curious about red teaming exercises & analysis? Do you work on red teaming LLMs or as a part of product/feature releases and risk management, or want to integrate these techniques into your work or organization? Come join an informal lunch meetup to connect with folks in T&S across industries working on this now, or who hope to in the future.
 

Pride@TSPA Lunch Meetup
Time | 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Atrium; Look for the white desk near the Atrium!
Host | Alex Leavitt (They/them) and Cathryn Weems (She/her)
Description
Celebrate and connect at the Pride@TSPA lunch meetup at TrustCon! This gathering is for LGBTQ+ attendees and allies to share experiences, build community, and discuss ways to support each other within the industry. Join us for an inclusive and welcoming environment where we can foster meaningful connections and inspire ongoing conversations beyond the conference.


Wellbeing Lunch Meetup 
Time | 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Boardroom A (the lobby level)
Hosts | TSPA Wellbeing Circle 
Description
Are you an advocate of wellness on your team, a wellbeing program manager, or a leader who knows wellbeing is crucial for your team but has questions? Join the TSPA Wellbeing Circle for a casual lunch and meet others passionate about wellbeing for Trust and Safety teams. This is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded attendees and discuss care for Trust and Safety teams in all its forms. You might even pick up a tip or two!

 

TSPA Coffee Chats

Time | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Pacific Concourse
Host | Coffee Chat Hosts

TSPA’s Coffee Chats program offers one-on-one mentoring sessions designed to empower current and aspiring trust and safety professionals through insightful conversations with experienced volunteers. Our hosts generously share their expertise, offering tailored advice and guidance across all aspects of Trust and Safety. T&S Coffee Chat is offered virtually year-round. 

At TrustCon, we bring this virtual experience into real life. Coffee Chat hosts will meet with attendees for coffee. Attendees can sign up to spend 15 minutes with a Coffee Chat host, where they can chat about anything, from career goals to T&S questions and issues. Coffee Chats are first-come-first-serve at designated times on Monday and Tuesday. This program is available virtually all year around!
 

Product Community Meetup 

Time | 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Atrium; Look for the white desk near the Atrium!
Host | Chanelle Murphy

Come join us for the first ever Product meetup at TrustCon. Product managers, owners, and leaders alike are invited to swap stories, connect with others and brainstorm ways we can keep the conversation going post-conference.

LATAM Community Meetup

Time | 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Atrium; Look for the white desk near the Atrium!
Host | Jolguer Perez

Join us for a lunch meetup designed specifically for professionals working in the LATAM Region. It's a fantastic opportunity to network, share insights, and meet fellow experts in your area.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss what the ideal trust and safety community in Latin America looks like. How would you like to connect? What topics or activities interest you? Your suggestions will help us build a stronger community and foster better collaboration in-person and online in the region. 

TSPA Legal Circle Lunchtime Meetup

Time | 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Boardroom C
Hosts | Emmie Tran

Join us for a networking lunch hosted by the TSPA Legal Circle, a community of practicing lawyers who advise on legal issues impacting trust and safety areas. 

This event is open to all practicing lawyers and professionals in legal roles looking to network. Whether you're seeking to expand your professional network, exchange practical solutions, or simply enjoy the company of fellow legal professionals, this lunch provides the perfect setting. We look forward to welcoming you and facilitating engaging discussions that inspire and inform.
 

Offline Harm Lunchtime Meetup

Time | 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Atrium; Look for the white desk near the Atrium!
Host | Rebecca Fitzsimmons

Join us for a lunch meetup designed specifically for professionals from companies that handle offline harm. This includes teams from dating apps, gig-economy platforms, meetup services, and marketplaces. It's a fantastic opportunity to network, share insights, and meet fellow experts who are navigating similar challenges. Grab lunch and head over! 
 

Women in Trust and Safety Meetup

Time | 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Location | Atrium; Look for the white desk near the Atrium!
Host | Irene Huang; Kristin Kupiec; Noël Bankston; Sasha Mathew

We invite all women identifying professionals and allies in the field of Trust and Safety to join us for an empowering lunch meetup. This gathering is a great opportunity to meet and network with peers who share your commitment to creating safer environments in various industries. Share experiences, discuss challenges, and explore innovative strategies in a supportive and inclusive setting.