Networking +

The Summit is where the privacy world meets, so it’s the perfect place to make valuable new connections. Find your niche at these events-within-the-event.

Get Social! Use the hashtag #GPS18 to join the conversation.


5-Minute Mixer

Monday, March 26, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Flying solo? No problem! These quick one-on-one mini meetings ensure you meet lots of new people in no time at all. This is speed networking at its best. Don’t forget your business cards!


Welcome Reception

Monday, March 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Food, fun and friends on opening night, plus a chance to check out this year’s exhibitors—does it get any better?

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Summit Run and Walk

Tuesday, March 27, 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

Hit the streets! This guided run and walk is a great excuse to get some fresh air and meet some new people.


Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Tuesday, March 27, 10:20 – 10:50 a.m. and 3:20 – 4 p.m

Select a topic and grab a seat at the table! Connect with fellow attendees over a small, interactive and lively discussion.

Currently seeking volunteers who would like to discuss Consumer Communications, Emerging Technologies, Ethics and Social Implications, Global Data Transfers and International Policy, Workplace/ Employee Privacy, Privacy and Security, or another topic of your choice. If interested, contact Brittany Siciliano at


Privacy Bash

Tuesday, March 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

It’s the privacy party of the year. Time to relax and have a little fun, connect with old friends and make some new ones. We’ll have a ball at the Bash—so don’t miss it!


Women Leading Privacy: My Special Sauce—How Women Can Tout Privacy Cred

Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Ruby Zefo, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, VP Law and Policy Group, Chief Privacy and Security Counsel, Intel

Presented by Women Leading Privacy. Self-promotion skills are important, but studies show that women can be “competent but not confident,” and aren’t always comfortable taking credit for a job well done. Hear a vice president at a Fortune 100 company offer practical advice and simple tips on how privacy professionals can communicate accomplishments, strengths and development needs within the annual review context, privacy operational reviews, etc., as well as how to handle with style some common barriers that can stand in the way of doing so effectively. She will also discuss behaviors you can adopt immediately to further your development. This session contains content specifically for women but many of the tips are applicable to men as well.


The Meet-Up and R&R Lounges

Monday, March 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28, 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Plug in and recharge, network, or just get a few minutes of work in.


Volunteer Today!
If you want to get even more from the Summit, get involved! We’re currently seeking volunteers. If you are already registered for the event, then check out available opportunities and volunteer today.
Note: Volunteers do not receive complimentary conference passes, but they do receive our unyielding gratitude and respect!