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5-Minute Mixer

Wednesday, May 25, 5 – 6 p.m.

Quick, one-on-one mini meetings ensure you meet lots of new people in no time. This is speed networking at its best. Bring your business cards! Refreshments will be provided.


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 25, 5 – 6 p.m.

Enjoy food and drinks with friends and colleagues at our opening night reception. It’s a great opportunity to network and check out this year’s exhibitors.

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Toronto KnowledgeNet Chapter Social Mixer

Wednesday, May 25, 6 – 9 p.m.

After two years in lockdown, the Toronto KnowledgeNet Chapter Chairs would like to invite members and those attending the Symposium to join us for a social mixer at one of Toronto's finest craft brewery pubs, C'est What. Space is limited.

C’est What

67 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5E 1B5



Newcomers’ Breakfast

Thursday, May 26, 8 – 8:45 a.m.

Connect with fellow first-time Symposium attendees over breakfast before the main conference kicks off.


Industry Meet-Ups

Network with other professionals looking to help advance and support colleagues in the privacy field. Connect with fellow privacy pros involved or interested in higher education, energy and utilities, adtech, cybersecurity and more.

Thursday, May 26

10 – 10:45 a.m.

  • Cybersecurity Professionals Meet-Up
  • Privacy Bar Section Meet-Up

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Diversity in Privacy Section Meet-Up
  • Public Sector Meet-Up

Friday, May 27

10 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Privacy Engineering Section Meet-Up
  • Women Leading Privacy Section Meet-Up

11:30 – 12 p.m.

  • Health Care Meet-Up
  • LGBTQ Meet-Up

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

  • Technology Meet-Up

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Thursday, May 26, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Select a topic and take a seat at the table! Connect with fellow attendees over small, interactive and lively discussions.

Legislative Changes and Trends in the Private Sector
Adrienne Bedrich-Panchuk
, Concentra Bank

Privacy and Security
Marco Cantin, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPT

Privacy in the Health Sector
Gilles Fourchet, CIPP/C, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
, Almaga Consulting

Security Engineering of Data Governance
John Kayode-Abusi
, Fullscript

Workplace/Employee Privacy
Pierce White-Joncas
, Carleton University


Privacy Soirée

Thursday, May 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

Let’s celebrate! This year we will gather at Malaparte, on the sixth floor at TIFF Bell Lightbox in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Join your fellow privacy pros and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city. For walking directions, click here.

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Malaparte

350 King Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

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Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, May 26, 8 – 10 p.m.

Online registration for this event has closed as we have reached venue capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email

After the Privacy Soirée, continue your night of networking with light bites and libations. Space is limited!

The District Eatery

303 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J5

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Mentor Mingle

Friday, May 27, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Are you a seasoned privacy pro looking to share your experience with a newcomer? Or are you fresh to privacy and looking for guidance on navigating the industry? Whichever group you fit into, this networking opportunity is for you. Connect with another privacy pro and learn by teaching or being taught. This is where big names in privacy nurture the next big names in privacy. We’ll provide icebreakers to help you get started!

Gilles Fourchet, CIPP/C, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
, Almaga Consulting
Marlin Magee, CIPP/C, Business Affairs Group
Kimberly Penniston, CMHC


IAPP Central

Wednesday, May 25, 5 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Friday, May 27, 8 a.m. – 2:15 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 challenges head on. Just tell us what you need — we’re here to help.


Networking Lounge

Wednesday, May 25, 5 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday, May 27, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Recharge, network or just get a few minutes of work done.