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.

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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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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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