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 11, 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. Interested in volunteering to help make this event a success? Submit your volunteer application today!

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Welcome Reception

Monday, April 11, 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

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. Check back soon for more information.


Summit Run and Walk

Tuesday, April 12, 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. Volunteer to lead a running or walking group here.


Industry Meet-ups

Network with other professionals looking to help advance and support industry colleagues in the privacy field. Connect with fellow privacy pros involved or interested in higher education, energy and utilities, adtech, cybersecurity and more. Submit your volunteer application to lead a Meet-Up today!

Tuesday, April 12

10:30 – 11 a.m.

  • Biometrics Meet-Up
  • Diversity in Privacy Section Meet-Up
  • First-Time Attendee Meet-Up
  • Higher Education Meet-Up
  • Privacy Bar Section Meet-Up

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

  • KnowledgeNet Chapter Volunteer Meet-Up
  • LGBTQ Meet-Up
  • Privacy Engineering Section Meet-Up
  • Women Leading Privacy Section Meet-Up

Wednesday, April 13

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Adtech Meet-Up
  • Cybersecurity Professionals Meet-Up
  • Energy & Utilities Meet-Up
  • Latin America Meet-Up
  • State, Local and Municipalities Meet-Up

New Member Q&A with IAPP Staff & Volunteers

Tuesday, April 12, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Meet other new members for a Q&A with IAPP Staff & Volunteers for this casual networking event. Submit your volunteer application to lead this event with new members today!


Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Tuesday, April 12, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Select a topic and take a seat at the table! Connect with fellow attendees over small, interactive and lively discussions. Submit your roundtable topic to volunteer as a discussion leader here.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Data Transfers
Abhishek Tiwari
, Iwapi

Voice Profiling as Emerging Technology
Bridget Ostronic
, KPMG India

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Privacy Metrics and Measurement
Aaron Weller
, Ethos Privacy


Privacy Bash

Tuesday, April 12, 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!

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Mentor Mingle

Wednesday, April 13, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Are you a seasoned privacy pro looking to share your experience with a newcomer? Or are you fresh to privacy and looking for guidance on navigating the industry? Whichever group you fit into, this networking opportunity is for you. Connect with another privacy pro and learn by teaching or being taught. This is where big names in privacy nurture the next big names in privacy. We’ll provide icebreakers to help you get started! Volunteer to be a mentor here.

Noorita Karnik
, Queen Mary University of London
Abhishek Tiwari, KPMG India
Aaron Weller, Ethos Privacy


IAPP Engagement Hub

Tuesday, April 12, 10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.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.


IAPP Central

Monday, April 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 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.


R&R Lounge

Monday, April 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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


The Meet-up Lounge

Tuesday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for pre-scheduled meet-ups and mingles or schedule on your own with colleagues, new and old, in this networking space.


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, Peer-to-Peer Roundtable discussion leaders, Mentor Mingle mentors, Run and Walk leaders and more hosts. If you are already registered and want a bigger role, submit your volunteer application today or email!