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 Call for Proposals Is Open
Speak at Canada’s Premier Privacy Conference
The COVID-19 pandemic has created all kinds of challenges for data privacy professionals. We are looking for engaging speakers to discuss how to tackle these and other difficult data protection issues, share their insights and elevate their profile among 700 privacy professionals at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2021.
The call for proposals closes November 1, 2020.
Speaking Has Its Benefits
Seize the opportunity to give back to the community and share your expertise. You will also:
- Gain exposure with the world’s largest privacy association.
- Elevate the profession by sharing your knowledge.
- Receive a complimentary pass to attend the conference.
You can still access presentations from 2019 here.
The IAPP is actively monitoring the COVID-19 and related travel and health advisories. At this time, the Symposium 2021 is proceeding as planned. Click here for more information.
New! - An Online Alternative
You can still get the high-quality content you expect from IAPP events. Check out the IAPP Summit Sessions on-demand web conference library of 70+ new sessions — free to IAPP members. Access it now.
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.
IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2021
Training May 25-26
Workshops May 26
Conference May 27-28
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
The Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture
The 2020 Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture was live streamed via LinkedIn on May 22.
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:
Want to know more? Let us keep you informed:
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 IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2021 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.
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A NIST Privacy Framework Workshop
The importance and need for effective privacy programs that adapt to new risks is clear. This working group will help create a taxonomy, aligned with the NIST Privacy Framework, for recruiting and developing a skilled privacy workforce.
The IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020 Has Been Cancelled
Due to COVID-19, the IAPP has decided to cancel the P.S.R. 2020. FAQs are available here.
Save the Date for P.S.R. 2021
Training October 19-20
Workshops October 20
Conference October 21-22
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.
The IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 Has Been Cancelled
Due to COVID-19, the IAPP has decided to cancel the Congress 2020. FAQs are available here.
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.