The Summit is where the privacy world meets, so it’s the perfect place to make valuable new connections. This year, there are more opportunities than ever. But don’t just take our word for it—see for yourself! Check out photos from last year’s networking events.

Get Social! Use the hashtag #GPS17 to join the conversation.

Privacy Bar Section Forum
Friday, April 21, 2017
The Privacy Bar Section Forum is a great way to put an exclamation point on everything you’ll get out of the Global Privacy Summit 2017, which ends on April 20. But even if you don’t attend the Summit we want you to join us in DC for this anticipated, IAPP members-only event. Last year’s Forum was a resounding success and 2017 is shaping up to be even better—but seats are sure to go quickly, so please don’t delay.
Register now for the IAPP’s Privacy Bar Section Forum 2017.


Summit Scholarships
Opportunity Is Knocking: Scholarships Available!

If you’re considering a future in privacy or data protection, this is where you’ll get a foot in the door. Students interested in privacy, apply for a Summit scholarship! This is your chance at a free main conference pass to the world’s premier privacy conference, where you’ll experience topnotch education and network with privacy pros from around the globe, other students and young pros.

To Apply: You must be a full-time student interested in the field of privacy. Please send your resume and a letter of interest to by February 17.


5-Minute Mixer
Tuesday, April 18, 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
Tuesday, April 18, 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?

Sponsored by:   


Women Leading Privacy
Wednesday, April 19, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Join female leaders in privacy for a discussion of how you can build on and continue your professional success. Open to all!

Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting
Sheila Ronning, CEO & Founder, Women in the Boardroom


Summit Run and Walk
Wednesday, April 19, 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.

Sponsored by: 


Privacy Bash
Wednesday, April 19, 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!

Sponsored by: 


Peer-to-Peer Roundtables
Wednesday, April 19
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


10:20 - 10:50 a.m.
Consumer Communications, Global Data Transfers and International Policy
Gustavo Alcocer, Partner, Olivares & Cia

Katherine Bravo
, JD Candidate, American University Washington College of Law

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me
Kim Strohm, CIPP/US
, CPO, VP, Transactions Counsel, Education Management


12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Data Residency Law Compliance for Global Companies
Lothar Determann,
Partner, Baker McKenzie; Author, Determann’s Field Guide to Privacy Law (2nd Ed. 2015)

Data Transfers and Hot Privacy Issues in the Asia Pacific
Alec Christie, Partner, Digital Law, EY

Privacy in Higher Education
Rachel Krinsky Rudnick, CIPP/US
, Assistant Director of Compliance/Privacy, University of Connecticut


3:20 - 4:15 p.m.
Data Residency Law Compliance for Global Companies
Lothar Determann,
Partner, Baker McKenzie; Author, Determann’s Field Guide to Privacy Law (2nd Ed. 2015)

Katherine Bravo,
JD Candidate, American University Washington College of Law

K-12 Student Privacy
Amelia Vance
, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Privacy and Security of Education Data
Heidi Wachs, CIPP/US, Special Counsel, Privacy and Information Governance Practice, Jenner & Block


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

Wednesday, April 19

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Chapter: U.S. South

Chapter: West Coast

12:30 – 1 p.m.
Chapter: Canada

Chapter: U.S. Midwest

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Chapter: Central and South America

Chapter: U.S. Northeast

3:30 – 4 p.m.
Chapter: Asia

Chapter: Europe


First-Time Attendee Coffee Meet-Up
Join other first-time attendees for this casual coffee chat.

Wednesday, April 19, 8 – 9 a.m.
Thursday, April 20, 7 – 8 a.m.


After Hour Gatherings:

Latin America After Hours
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Sponsored by:


Minorities In Privacy After Hours
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
The Dignitary: 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Thank you to organizers Dennis Holmes, CIPP/US, Privacy Manager, AppNexus and Stephen Reynolds, CIPP/US, Attorney, Ice Miller


Sponsored by:


Women Leading Privacy After Hours
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
The Dignitary: 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Thank you to organizer Avani Desai, CIPP/US, EVP, Schellman & Company


Sponsored by:


Young Privacy Pros After Hours
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 – 9 p.m.


Women Leading Privacy Speed Networking
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Join the IAPP’s Women Leading Privacy Section and Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) for a fun evening of networking during the Privacy Bash. A mixture of both informal and organized networking that encourages participants to meet people they do not know. Bring your business cards and come prepared to mix it up with other women (and men) who are leaders in the field of data protection.

Co-Hosted by:   


Book Signings

Keynote J.D. Vance
Wednesday, April 19, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Keynote Rabia Chaudry
Thursday, April 20, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial

Keynote Rebecca Skloot
Thursday, April 20, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


IAPP Central
Tuesday, April 18, 6 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, 7 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 your challenges head-on. Just tell us what you need—we’re here to help.


The Meet Up Lounge and R&R Lounge
Plug in and recharge, network or just get a few minutes of work in. These lounges are conveniently located in the Exhibit Hall.


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!


Networking at Summit 2016