The IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 Has Been Canceled

Due to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the IAPP has canceled the Global Privacy Summit. FAQs are available here.

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The World’s Most Prestigious Privacy Conference

This April, Washington, D.C., will once again play host to four days of highly anticipated connecting and learning as the International Association of Privacy Professionals holds its annual IAPP Global Privacy Summit. This year’s event will not only mark another ground-breaking year in privacy and data protection, it will also commemorate a milestone for the IAPP as the association celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Why You Should Attend

The IAPP’s Summit has proven itself to be the most comprehensive data privacy event on the planet. Here are a few reasons why:






Expert Speakers



Keynote Speakers

Carole Cadwalladr

Investigative Journalist

Among the most consequential reporters of her time, Cadwalladr has changed the way we think about social media with her reporting on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Richard Clarke

National Security and Cyber Risk Expert, Author of ‘The Fifth Domain’

Clarke draws on his experience advising three former presidents on intelligence and counterterrorism, sounding an urgent warning about the threats that exist online, and offering solutions on how best to avoid cyberwar.

Malcolm Gladwell

New York Times Bestselling Author

Five-time New York Times bestselling author Gladwell’s newest book, “Talking to Strangers,” explores the idea that humans are instinctively a trusting species, and how sometimes that instinct has dire consequences.

Amber Scorah

Author, 'Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life'

Scorah’s memoir, “Leaving the Witness,” is a powerful account of living as a perpetual outsider and the strength it takes to find your path into the life you’d like to lead.

Keynote Panel

Julie Brill

Corporate VP, Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

Carole Cadwalladr

Investigative Journalist

Richard Clarke

National Security and Cyber Risk Expert, Author of ‘The Fifth Domain’

Elizabeth Denham

Information Commissioner, U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office

Politics and Privacy: Navigating a New Age of Data

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.

Best value! Add Active Learning Day to your main conference registration with the Conference Plus+ Pass (3-Day).


Outstanding Session Content With a Global Reach

  • Consumer privacy
  • Regional deep-dives
  • Trans-border data flow
  • Regulatory developments
  • Operations management
  • Privacy-enhancing tech
  • Policy and governance
  • Employee privacy
  • Privacy engineering
  • Ethics
  • Data breach
  • CCPA and U.S. law
  • GDPR enforcement

Unmatched Networking, Valuable Connections

An incredible community is what makes IAPP events a cut above.

Year after year, Summit regulars rave about the diversity of opportunities to dial in and find their crowd. Find yours at a variety of events-within-the-event.

The Ultimate Deep Dive: IAPP Section Forums

The IAPP’s Privacy Bar Section and Privacy Engineering Section are holding their next forums on Active Learning Day, April 6. Get into the details with other professionals in data protection law or privacy engineering at these highly specialized programs. 



We are honored to feature 3D collage artist Paola Bazz as the 2020 artist-in-residence.

The Summit’s annual artist-in-residence program features a commissioned work based on the theme of privacy or data.



The Summit returns to the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. and Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

For 2020, we have reconfigured the venue space to increase access to the most popular sessions.

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Thank You, Sponsors!

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