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This is YOUR YEAR for the Summit.

See this special message from CEO J. Trevor Hughes on why 2018 is the year to be a part of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.


Trusted. Proven. The Summit is where the worldwide privacy profession gathers annually—from DPAs and top regulators to newly minted privacy pros. We invite you to join us in Washington, DC, this March. 2018 promises to be a landmark year in privacy. Make sure you’re a part of it.

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Stellar Keynotes Break the Mold

Simon Schama

Professor, Art History, History, Columbia University; Contributing Editor, Financial Times

To look forward, we must know the past. Such is Simon Schama's specialty, diving into the history of culture to better understand the here and now.

Tricia Wang

Co-Founder, Sudden Compass, Global Tech Ethnographer

Sometimes, we focus so closely on data, we forget about the humans who create it. Not Tricia Wang, though. Her focus is on making sure data serves humanity, and not the other way around.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Active Learning

Let’s get down to business. On Active Learning Day, get ready for hands-on, practical, round-table-style workshops targeting the privacy challenges facing your organization.

Mix and match from a variety of topics to customize your own Active Learning Day.

A Rich and Dynamic Program

We have an exciting main conference program in the works. More than 70 educational breakout sessions run the data protection gamut, from practical instruction to thinking outside the box. 


Will Sears

Will Sears uses the visual chaos of deconstructed and rearranged signage, found materials, and painted elements to comment on the overwhelming nature of contemporary visual culture. His thoughtful compositions and restrained color palate are evidence of his desire to break up the daily barrage of sensory input and find beauty in the outcome.

A Variety of Networking Options

It’s about connections. Year after year, Summit regulars rave about the diversity of opportunities to dial in and find their crowd. Find yours at these events-within-the-event.


We’re thrilled to return to DC at the Washington Marriott Marquis and Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and we can’t wait to see you there.

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Other Conferences

If you’re a legal-focused privacy pro, book an extra night at the Marriott Marquis in DC and join us at the Privacy Bar Section Forum 2018. This information-packed event will follow the Summit at the same venue. Register today.
Held annually in London, the Intensive is where data protection pros meet to talk operational privacy and practical strategies. You’ll dive into challenges and gain solutions that you can put to use right away.
The premier event in Canadian privacy, the Symposium features top regulators and thought-leaders for intensive education and lively discussion on ever-emerging data privacy issues affecting your organization—today and in the future. Registration opens in February.