Introducing a new online Symposium alternative

With ongoing meeting restrictions, health and travel concerns related to COVID-19, the IAPP has canceled the in-person IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2021, replacing it with the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium Online 2021 web series.

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While we are disappointed not to connect with you in person, we are excited to bring you this year’s Symposium virtually. It will feature keynotes such as Commissioner Therrien with his annual address, plus sessions from other top subject matter experts, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in Canada’s rapidly evolving information economy.

Our online event will also include valuable opportunities for networking and roundtables with other privacy pros to exchange ideas and benchmark processes.

We look forward to seeing you virtually at Symposium Online 2021 and reconnecting with you in-person in 2022.

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Call for speaking proposals is open for the 2022 Symposium

Help shape privacy’s future by speaking at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2022. From shifts on the global level to new practices at home, privacy pros come to the Symposium to stay ahead of change. Share your thoughts and insights on privacy practice, law, policy and operations.

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Speaking Has Its Benefits
Seize the opportunity to give back to the community and share your expertise. You will also:

  • Identify yourself as a thought-leader in the data protection community.
  • Gain exposure with the world’s largest privacy association.
  • Elevate the profession by sharing your knowledge.

The IAPP is actively monitoring COVID-19 meeting restrictions and related travel and health advisories. At this time, the Symposium 2022 is proceeding as planned. Click here for more information.

 

Privacy’s True North.

LET CANADA’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE DATA PROTECTION EVENT HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE EVER-CHANGING PRIVACY LANDSCAPE.

Canada’s leading data protection conference focuses on the latest obstacles and opportunities facing Canadian privacy professionals. Symposium sessions range from national policy questions to ground-level operational details. It is a unique combination of practical learning, visionary ideas, unmatched education and networking opportunities. And no Symposium would be complete without the Commissioners’ Game Show, back again by popular demand.

You can still access presentations from 2019 here.

Respected Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers include industry thought leaders, high-level regulators and peers from the data protection field in Canada.

 

Outstanding Session Content With a Global Reach

  • Data incident response plans.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Biometrics and geolocation tracking.
  • PIPEDA.
  • Privacy by design.
  • Insights from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
  • Québec Private Sector Privacy Act.
  • Privacy-enhancing tech.
  • IoT devices and AI.
  • Industry best practices.
  • Privacy engineering.
  • Ethics.
  • Data breach prevention.
  • CCPA and U.S. Privacy Law.
  • GDPR enforcement.
  • Contract issues.
  • Privacy issues around virtual care.

Announcing the Inaugural Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture

In 2020 the IAPP announced the inaugural Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture. Scheduled to be hosted at the annual IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, it was live streamed on LinkedIn on May 22, after COVID-19 caused Symposium 2020 to be canceled. Dr. Kerr’s legacy of advancing the growth and visibility of our profession will live on in forward-thinking discourse from keynotes such as 2020 lecturer, Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

The University of Ottawa, Centre for Law, Technology and Society established the Ian R. Kerr Memorial Fund to continue his legacy by supporting students, innovative programming, and cutting-edge research. For more information please visit: https://techlaw.uottawa.ca/kerrfund

So Many Ways to Enhance Your Skills

Get a head start before the main conference even begins. There’s the Canadian Privacy Bar Section Forum, IAPP training for the CIPP/C, CIPM, or CIPT exam, or practical, round-table-style workshops. The choice is yours.

 
 

Unmatched Networking, Valuable Connections

An incredible community is what differentiates IAPP conferences.

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

 

 

  • Privacy Soirée.
  • Welcome Reception.
  • 5-Minute Mixer.
  • KnowledgeNet Chapter Meet-Ups.
  • Industry Meet-Ups.
  • Networking Happy Hours.
  • Networking Lounge.
  • Privacy Pro Trivia.
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables.
  • Mentor Mingle.

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Find out about available support and exhibiting opportunities now. For more information, contact our Sales team at sponsorships@iapp.org.

 

IAPP COVID-19 Precautions

The IAPP is actively monitoring the developments surrounding COVID-19 as the safety for attendees and staff are our highest priority. At this time, the Symposium 2022 is proceeding as planned. If anything changes warranting a re-evaluation, we assure you we will immediately assess, address and respond to the new situation. We encourage attendees to monitor the World Health Organization website and CDC website for information and review WHO’s Travel Advice before traveling. We also recommend reviewing WHO’s advice for the public.

The IAPP will work with the conference venue to take extra safety precautions as needed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming trip, please contact us.

Sponsors and exhibitors: please reach out to sales@iapp.org with questions or concerns.

Other Conferences

Training October 19-20
Workshops October 20
Conference October 21-22
San Diego

P.S.R. is a one-of-a-kind conference that brings together the best of the best in privacy and security, with innovative cross-education and stellar networking. P.S.R. provides technical solutions to privacy concerns and helps you to see beyond your role so you can excel in your role.

November
Live Online & On-Demand

Delivering world-class discussion and education on the top privacy issues in Australia, New Zealand and around the globe. ANZ Summit is your opportunity to network, get insights from, and exchange operational best practices with other ANZ privacy leaders.

Training 15-16 November
Workshops 16 November
Conference 17-18 November
Brussels

Your source for European data protection policy debate, multi-level strategic thinking and thought-provoking discussion.  The Congress delivers thought leadership, a thriving professional community and unrivalled education.