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5-Minute Mixer

Wednesday, May 22, 5 - 6 p.m.
Room 105, Convention Centre

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! Refreshments will be provided.

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Toronto KnowledgeNet Chapter Meet-Up

Wednesday, May 22, 5 – 6 p.m.

Join other Toronto KnowledgeNet Chapter members for this causal gathering during the Welcome Reception.



Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 22, 5 – 6 p.m.
Room 105, Convention Centre

Usher in the conference in style. Enjoy food, drinks, fun and friends at our opening night reception, which is included in your main conference pass. It’s a great opportunity to network and check out this year’s exhibitors.

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Networking After Hours

Wednesday, May 22, 6 – 8 p.m.

After the Welcome Reception, come to after hours! Meet up with other privacy pros at registration before heading out to a nearby hotspot for some fun, casual networking. Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.

Thank you to organizers Alp Erkmen, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, and Marlin Magee, CIPP/C, Business Affairs, Privacy and Compliance, Business Affairs Group.

The Roof at SOCO
75 Lower Simcoe St.



Industry Meet-Ups

Networking Lounge, Room 105 Foyer, Convention Centre

You asked for industry-specific meet-ups and we listened. Industry-specific ribbons will be available at each meet-up. Come meet and network with others in your field and similar fields. Check the schedule for more information.

Thursday, May 23

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m.
    Women Leading Privacy
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Public Sector
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m.

Friday, May 24

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Health Care

Privacy Soirée

Thursday, May 23, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where better than local microbrewery Steam Whistle Brewing to enjoy this year’s party? Come kick back and network with the who’s who in Canadian privacy while taking a tour of the brewery and sampling its tasty offerings. Click here for walking directions.

Steam Whistle Brewing
255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

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Unlocking the Value of Data in Smart Cities

Friday, May 24, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Room 104D, Convention Centre

Moderator: Lauren Reid, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, President, The Privacy Pro
Jennifer Rees-Jones, CIPP/C, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Kara Selke, CIPP/E, CIPT, FIP, VP, Strategic Partner and Privacy, StreetLight Data
Kristina Verner, VP, Innovation, Sustainability and Prosperity, Waterfront Toronto

Part of Women Leading Privacy programming. Hear from panelists on examples of smart city technology being used in Canada and around the world. They will also discuss different approaches to balancing benefits and risks through new governance models and technology such as de-identification.

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Networking Lounge

Room 105 Foyer, Convention Centre

Recharge, network or just get a few minutes of work done. This lounge is conveniently located outside the Exhibit Hall.

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Networking Refreshment Breaks

You asked for it and we listened. Breaks between sessions are longer to encourage those hallway conversations.


IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning Demos

Thursday, May 23, 8:30 – 9 a.m., 1:30 – 2 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 9:30 – 10 a.m., 10:05 – 10:25 a.m., 1:30 – 2 p.m.
Room 107 Foyer, Convention Centre

Your staff can’t stop a data breach if they don’t see it coming. Equip them to recognize the early warning signs with the Privacy Core® e-learning library. Stop by IAPP Central and schedule a free demo.


IAPP Central

Wednesday, May 22, 5 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room 105, Convention Centre

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. Come visit us for an IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning demo and check out the latest units in our e-library.