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

Monday, April 6, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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.


Welcome Reception

Monday, April 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy food and drinks with friends and colleagues at our opening night reception. It’s a great opportunity to network and check out this year’s exhibitors.

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Happy Hour Gatherings

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

Monday, April 6, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Women Leading Privacy Section Happy Hour

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (The Wine Cellar Room, 950 I Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20001)

Food and beverages will be provided.

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Affinity Groups Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Affinity Group gatherings deliver a unique opportunity for privacy pros with unifying experiences to network with each other. Learn more about IAPP Affinity Groups.

Cybersecurity Professionals, Energy & Utilities, Higher Education, Latin America, LGBTQs in Privacy and Technology, Minorities in Privacy, Young Privacy Professionals

Baby Wale: 1124 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Food and beverages will be provided.

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Summit Run and Walk

Tuesday, April 7, 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

Hit the streets! This guided run and walk is a great way to get some fresh air and meet new people. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby to sign a waiver, receive the route and head out.


Industry Meet-Ups

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

  • expand_moreTUESDAY, APRIL 7

    10:15 – 11 A.M.
    Biometrics Meet-Up
    Privacy Bar Section Meet-Up

    3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Privacy Engineering Section Meet-Up

  • expand_moreWEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

    10:30 – 11:15 A.M.
    Adtech Meet-Up
    Cybersecurity Professionals Meet-Up
    Latin America Meet-Up
    Women Leading Privacy Section Meet-Up


First-Time Attendee Meet-Up

Tuesday, April 7, 10:15 – 11 a.m.

Join other first-time attendees for this casual chat.


IAPP Engagement Hub

Tuesday, April 7, 10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 8:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Drop by this networking lounge to meet a representative from the IAPP’s Member Engagement team, the folks responsible for all the great volunteer and networking opportunities at the IAPP. Chat directly with an Engagement rep about making the most of your member experience by deepening your involvement.


Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

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

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  • expand_more10:15 – 11 a.m.
      • Building a Privacy Program: One Size Does Not Fit All
        Missi Hart-Kothari, CIPP/US
        , Privacy Officer, HIPPA Compliance, Cardinal Health
      • CCPA
        K Royal, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP
        , Director, Consulting, TrustArc
      • CCPA in Practice
        Jenny Sheridan, CIPP/US
        , Founder, AppreniLabs
      • Children's Data Privacy: Global Considerations for Young Users
        Linnette Attai
        , President, PlayWell
      • DSAR Spam — Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
        Gregory Anderson
        , CPO, The E.W. Scripps Company
      • How to Handle Cookies in the EU
        Guido Hansch, CIPP/E
        , Global Privacy Officer, Head of Data Protection & IT Law, Birkenstock GmbH & Co. KG Services
        Dr. Wolf-Tassilo Böhm, CIPP/E, Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins
      • Is Personal Information Intellectual Property?
        Jennifer Maisel, CIPP/US, Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
      • Litigating Privacy: Challenges and Opportunities in Shaping Privacy Caselaw
        Cathy Beagan Flood
        , Partner, Blakes Cassels & Graydon
      • Privacy and the User Experience
        Anyas Minhas
        , Manager, Data Privacy & Digital Programs, Digital Advertising Accountability Program, BBB National Programs
      • Privacy by Design: What Startups Need to Know to Get Off the Ground
        Caitlin Wilmot, CIPP/US
        , Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
      • Training and Awareness: Privacy Education for Your Organization
        Linda Brust
        , Privacy Consultant, PrivacyRef
      • What to Do If You’ve Been Scraped
        Steven Lieberman, CIPP/US
        , Shareholder, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C
  • expand_more3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
      • Privacy Compliance: Reconciling Conflicts and Operational Distinctions from Competing Privacy Regimes
        Kate Lucente
        , Partner, DLA Piper and Rena Mears, Principal, DLA Piper
      • Adtech + CCPA: An Uncomfortable but Necessary Relationship
        Gary Kibel, CIPP/US
        , Partner, Davis & Gilbert
      • Ask Me Anything About COPPA
        Angela Tiffin
        , Senior Attorney, Children's Advertising Review Unit, BB National Programs
      • Can Artificial Intelligence Respect Your Privacy?
        Jennifer Maisel
        , CIPP/US, Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
      • Data Subject Rights
        Emily Jones
        , Partner, Osborne Clarke
      • Ethical Privacy Practices: What It Means and How to Get There Fast
        Pam Hrubey, CIPP/US
        , Privacy and Data Protection Leader and Managing Director, Crowe
      • Facial Recognition and Biometrics
        Steven Lieberman, CIPP/US
        , Shareholder, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C
      • Healthcare Privacy vs. IOT
        Caitlin Wilmot, CIPP/US
        , Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
      • Navigating Student Data Privacy Requirements
        Linnette Attai
        , President, PlayWell
      • Negotiating the Data Protection/Processing Addendum: Tips, Tricks, and Experiences
        James Mariani, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
        , Associate, Privacy & Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
      • Privacy Landscape for Global Companies Operating in India
        Samir Shah
        , Associate Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
      • Recent GDPR Enforcement Actions in the UK, France and Germany
        Guido Hansch, CIPP/E
        , Global Privacy Officer, Head of Data Protection & IT Law, Birkenstock GmbH & Co. KG Services
        Wolf-Tassilo Böhm, CIPP/E, Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins
      • Setting a Lasting Privacy Strategy for CCPA and Beyond
        Taylor Bloom
        , Associate, Privacy Governance and Technology Transactions, BakerHostetler
      • To Hire or Not to Hire
        Jared Coseglia
        , Founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partner

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.


Keynote Book Signings

Tuesday, April 7, 10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

Meet the Keynotes! Amber Scorah will be signing copies of “Leaving the Witness: Exiting Religion and Finding A Life” and Malcolm Gladwell will be signing copies of "Talking to Strangers" after the Opening General Session.


New! Mentor Mingle

Tuesday, April 7, 1 – 2 p.m.

Are you a mentor or mentee? That’s up to you to decide! Choose a badge and see who you find.
Blue means mentor, green means mentee. Don’t forget to ask questions. What might you want to know?

  • Industry
  • Experience
  • Interest
  • Goals

How will you connect? Share your card, email, phone number, or scan your LinkedIn QR code before you leave!


New! Privacy Pro Trivia

Tuesday, April 7, 1 – 2 p.m.

Put your privacy knowledge to the test. Assemble a team of 2-6 people and compete against fellow conference attendees for your chance to win bragging rights and a prize from the IAPP!


KnowledgeNet Chapter Volunteer Meet-Up

Tuesday, April 7, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Take time to meet other chapter volunteers in your area for this casual networking activity. Share ideas, connect and expand your network.


#MeToo vs. GDPR: Investigating Sexual Misconduct by EU Employees

Tuesday, April 7, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Part of the Women Leading Privacy programming.

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Privacy Bash

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

It’s the privacy party of the year. Join us in the Marriott lobby to celebrate the privacy profession with food, friends and drinks. We’ll have a ball at the Bash, so don’t miss it!


IAPP Central

Monday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 1:30 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 challenges head on. Just tell us what you need — we’re here to help.


Networking Lounges

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

  • expand_moreR&R Lounge

    Monday, April 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 7, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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  • expand_moreThe Meet-Up Lounge

    Tuesday, April 7, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 8, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Charging Station

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

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Volunteer Today!

Volunteering is a great way to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference. Choose from a number of fun, well-organized volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers needed: Meet-up hosts, Roundtable Topic Discussion hosts. If you are already registered and want a bigger role, email!