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.

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5-Minute Mixer

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Salon 5, Level M2

Quick, one-on-one mini meetings ensure you meet lots of new people in no time. This is speed networking at its best. Bring your business cards! Refreshments will be provided.

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Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall A, Convention Center

Food, drinks, 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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After Hour Gatherings

You know what we love? Catching up with old connections (and making new ones) from throughout the IAPP world. That’s why After Hours events are always such a hit.

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Government After Hours

    The City Club of Washington, 555 13th Street, NW, Columbia Square, Washington, DC 20004

    Thank you to organizers Jenn Behrens, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Partner, Executive VP, Privacy, Kuma, Mark Cavanagh, Director, Enterprise Solutions, FiscalNote, Kelsey Finch, CIPP/US, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum, Mike Shapiro, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CPO, County of Santa Clara and Barbra Symonds, Director, Public Sector, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

    Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for the first 45 attendees will be provided.

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  • Latin America After Hours

    Cuba Libre Restaurant, 801 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC

    Thank you to organizer Guillermo Larrea, Of Counsel, Privacy & Cybersecurity Latin America, Jones Day.

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  • Minorities in Privacy After Hours

    The Dignitary is located inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

    Thank you to organizers Nick Merker, CIPT, Partner, Data Security and Privacy Practice Co-chair, Ice Miller and Stephen Reynolds, CIPP/US, Attorney, Ice Miller

    Thank you to Ice Miller for providing cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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  • Women Leading Privacy After Hours

    Brasserie Beck, 1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

    Thank you for organizers Erika Brown Lee, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, SVP, Assistant General Counsel, Mastercard, Liz Lyons, CIPP/G, Senior Associate General Counsel for Data Privacy, Booz Allen Hamilton and Brenda Sharton, Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Goodwin Procter.

    Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

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  • Young Privacy Professional After Hours

    Lost & Found, 1240 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Thank you to organizers Daniel Barber, CEO, Co-Founder, DataGrail, Bryant Fry, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Privacy Manager, Council of Better Business Bureaus and Lena Ghamrawi, CIPP/US, CIPM, Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Thank you to DataGrail for providing cocktails for the first 25 attendees.

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Thursday, May 2, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Cybersecurity After Hours

    Supra, 1205 1th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Thank you to organizers Matthew Majkut, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, FIP, Director, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Paul Hastings and David Ross, CIPP/E, Partner Baker Tilly.

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  • LGBTQ After Hours

    Thank you to organizers Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, Rachel Wolkowitz, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer and Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM, Deputy Director, Privacy Initiatives, Council of Better Business Bureaus

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Summit Run and Walk

Thursday, May 2, 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. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby to sign a waiver, receive the route and head out.

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Industry Meet-Ups

Network with other professionals looking to help advance and support industry colleagues in the privacy field.

Thursday, May 2

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.
Biometrics Meet-Up, Capitol, Level M4

Friday, May 3

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Health Care Meet-Up, Capitol, Level M4
State, Local and Municipal (SLAM) Meet-Up, Congress, Level M4

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
AdTech Meet-Up, Congress, Level M4
Cybersecurity Professionals Meet-Up, Archives, Level M4


First-Time Attendee Meet-Up

Thursday, May 2, 10:20 – 10:50 a.m.
The Meet-Up Lounge, Level M4

Join other first-time attendees for this casual chat.


Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Thursday, May 2, 10:20 – 10:50 a.m., 3:15 – 4 p.m.
Archives, Level M4

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

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10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

  • AdTech/MarTech
    Will Clayton, CIPP/US, CIPT, FIP, SVP, Digital Products, Wiland
  • Building a Sustainable Privacy Program
    David Ross, CIPP/E, Partner, Baker Tilly
  • Career Opportunities and Advancement for Minorities in Privacy
    Terrance Reeves, CIPP/G, CIPM, Senior Privacy Program Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Stephen Reynolds, CIPP/US, Attorney, Ice Miller
  • Consumer Privacy Notices and Communications
    Lothar Determann, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Data Subject Rights
    Chris Horan, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, Privacy Supervisor, Enterprise Holdings
  • Facial Recognition: What Is It, and How Is It Used in Commercial Applications?
    Brenda Leong, CIPP/US, Senior Counsel, Director of Operations, Future of Privacy Forum
  • How Do We Demonstrate Accountability?
    Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM, Deputy Director, Privacy Initiatives, Council of Better Business Bureaus
  • Operationalizing the Data Protection Officer
    Karen Schuler, CIPM, Partner, BDO USA
  • Optimizing Your Global Data Transfer Strategy
    Volha Samasiuk, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, PLS, Privacy Counsel, Autodesk
  • Privacy and Data Protection for Space-Based Communications—IOT/IOS Products and Services
    Martin Zoltick, CIPP/US, Shareholder, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck
  • Privacy and Higher Education
    Rachel Rudnick, CIPP/US, Associate VP and CPO, University of Connecticut
  • Privacy and the Media: Clash of the “Right to Be Forgotten” and the First Amendment
    Steven Lieberman, CIPP/US, Shareholder, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck
  • Program Management and Automation
    Courtney Barton, CIPP/US, Head of Privacy Strategy & Counsel, WireWheel
    Rebecca Shore, CIPP/G, Associate Counsel, Global Privacy, Under Armour
  • Protecting Employee Privacy Under GDPR, From German and Polish Perspective
    Guido Hansch, CIPP/E, Global Privacy Officer, Birkenstock
    Marcin Lewoszewski, Partner, Kobylańska & Lewoszewski Kancelaria Prawna
  • Right to Be Forgotten in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    Jennifer Maisel, CIPP/US, Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

3:15 - 4 p.m.

  • Biometric Information—Unique Identifiers With Unique Data Protection Laws and Requirements
    Martin Zoltick, CIPP/US, Shareholder, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck
  • Ethics and Social Implications of IOT Devices
    Dana Simberkoff, CIPP/US, Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer, AvePoint
  • Explainability and Transparency in Machine Learning Models
    Brenda Leong, CIPP/US, Senior Counsel, Director of Operations, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Intellectual Property Models for User Data
    Jennifer Maisel, CIPP/US, Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck
  • National Privacy Legislation
    Kirk Nahra, CIPP/US, Partner, Wiley Rein
  • Navigating Law to Share Data Within and Across Sectors to Address Health Inequities
    Sallie Milam, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Deputy Director, Mid-States Region, Network for Public Health Law
  • Practical Experiences on Global Data Transfers and International Policy
    Paul Lanois, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, Esquire, FieldFisher
  • Practical Experiences With GDPR Enforcement Across Europe Since May 2018
    Ashley Hurst, Osborne Clarke
  • Practical Solutions for the Challenges of International Data Transfers
    Teri Campbell, Privacy Officer, Permobil
  • State, Local and Municipalities
    Alex White, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, Deputy CPO, South Carolina Department of Administration
  • Talking Privacy Risk and The Perfect PIA
    Brandon Schneider, CIPP/G, CIPT, FIP, Senior Privacy Lead, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • The CCPA—What’s Happening, What’s Changing, and What to Do to Prepare
    Amy Lawrence, CIPP/US, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • The Future of Global Data Transfers
    James Koons, CIPP/US, Partner, Data Privacy & Security Advisors
  • Top 9 Things General Counsel Needs to Know About Privacy...But No One Tells Them
    Mark Antalik, Managing Director, BDO USA
    Greg Reid, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, Managing Director, BDO USA
  • You’ve Been Scraped. What Do You Do Now?
    Steven Lieberman, CIPP/US, Shareholder, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

We are currently at capacity for Peer-to-Peer Roundtable discussion leaders. If you have any questions, contact Leslie Nelson at


KnowledgeNet Chapter Meet-Ups
Chapters from around the globe are gathering at the Summit. Get involved!

Thursday, May 2

12:15 – 1 p.m.
Asia-Pacific, Congress, Level M4
U.S. Midwest, Archives, Level M4
U.S. Northeast, Capitol, Level M4
U.S. South, Mint, Level M4

1:15 – 2 p.m.
Canada, Congress, Level M4
Europe, Archives, Level M4
Latin America, Capitol, Level M4
U.S. West, Treasury, Level M4


Book Signings

Thursday, May 2, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Keynote danah boyd
Danah will be signing copies of “It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” near Aisle 200, Exhibit Hall A, Convention Center.

Friday, May 3, 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Margaret Atwood
Margaret will be signing copies of “The Handmaid’s Tale” near the R&R Lounge, Exhibit Hall A, Convention Center.

Keynote Dani Shapiro
Dani will be signing copies of “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.”


Leadership in Privacy—And Beyond

Thursday, May 2, 2 – 3 p.m.
Salon 1, Level M2

Katherine Licup, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, VP, CPO, Enterprise Compliance Programs, Discover Financial Services
Liisa Thomas, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Cindy Van Ort, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, CPO, Thomson Reuters

Part of Women Leading Privacy programming. Self-promotion skills are important. 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, and how to handle common barriers with style.

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Privacy Bash

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Lobby Level

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!

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Professional Headshots

Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mint & Treasury, Level M4

Do you need a new headshot? Now’s your chance! Visit our photographer to update your photo for free. 10 - 11 a.m. is reserved for Advisory Board members and KnowledgeNet Chapter chairs. We will email your photos. They will not be shared or posted and will be destroyed after one year. Photographers will take five-minute breaks throughout the day.


Resource Center

Wednesday, May 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Level M2 Foyer

Come and browse IAPP books chock full of information to help meet your organization’s privacy challenges.


IAPP Central

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

IAPP Central is your privacy hub, where you’ll find up-to-the-minute resources and tools to help you and your organization meet your challenges head-on. Just tell us what you need—we’re here to help. Located in Exhibit Hall A, Convention Center.


IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning Demos

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 1:15 – 1:45 p.m., 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 10:40 – 11:10 a.m., 12:40 – 1:10 p.m., 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Your staff can’t stop a data breach if they don’t see it coming. Equip them to recognize the early warning signs with the Privacy Core® e-learning library. Stop by IAPP Central or schedule online for a free demo. The demos are located in Show Management Office A, Convention Center. 


R&R Lounge

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Meet-Up Lounge

Thursday, May 2, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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


Charging Station

Recharge your devices at the charging stations located throughout the conference.

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