New format for 2017
The main conference kicks off at 5 p.m. Monday, October 16, with Monday General Session and can’t-miss networking festivities!

P.S.R. is the hub where the privacy and infosecurity worlds intersect—the perfect place to make valuable new connections. And this year, there are more opportunities than ever.

IAPP networking is second to none, but don’t just take our word for it—see for yourself. Check out photos from last year’s networking events.

Get Social! Use the hashtag #PSR17 to join the conversation.


5-Minute Mixer

Monday, October 16, 3:30 – 4:30 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!


Welcome Reception

Monday, October 16, 6 – 7 p.m.

Food, fun and friends on opening night, plus a chance to check out this year’s exhibitors. Does it get any better?


P.S.R. Run and Walk

Tuesday, October 17, 6:45 – 7:30 a.m.

Hit the streets! This guided run and walk is a great excuse to get some fresh air and meet some new people.
We’ll meet in the hotel lobby to sign a waiver and receive the route, and then head out.  


Party by the Poolside

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

4th Floor Pool Deck
Work hard, play hard! We’re hitting the deck for this year’s reception. Let’s celebrate on the 4th floor pool deck with fantastic food and drink, a stunning venue, and lots of new connections. A San Diego conference wouldn’t be complete without a party by the poolside!

Sponsored by: BloombergLaw_08-16


The Politicization of Privacy—Presented by Women Leading Privacy and Security

Tuesday, October 17, 9 – 10 a.m.

Matt Cagle, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Attorney, ACLU of Northern California

Tanya Forsheit, CIPP/US, CIPT, Partner and Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein Selz

Debbie Matties, CIPP/US

Amy Yates, CIPP/US, Global Privacy Officer, McKinsey & Company

The new U.S. administration has brought policies and executive orders that appear to have a disproportionate impact on the privacy rights of women and children. There are numerous areas of particular vulnerability for these two populations, including immigration orders and education policies. For example, border searches of persons and electronic devices—even demands for passwords—are creating information privacy concerns. Education policies that may roll back protections for transgender students cause personal privacy issues related to gender identity. The impact of these measures on the privacy rights of women and children has not been studied, and merits further scrutiny and discussion. This panel will explore, ten months into the Trump administration, how women and children are being impacted, and consider the consequences from a legal and policy standpoint. The legal frameworks will include the Fourth Amendment, the power of the executive branch, and federal statutes.

What you’ll take away:

  • An understanding of the legal privacy rights women and children have with respect to, among other things, border searches (both citizens and aliens) and access to education and facilities regardless of gender identity
  • A framework for considering difficult questions about what policies can or should be used to balance the privacy rights of women and children in the context of national security, education and more
  • Resources for attendees who would like to get involved in this space, as volunteers, activists, etc.

Resource Center

Monday, October 16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

IAPP Central

Monday, October 16, 6 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 8 a.m. – 1:45 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 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 ever-expanding e-library

IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning Demos

Tuesday, October 17, 1:15 – 1:45 p.m., 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., 1 – 1:30 p.m.


Book Signings
Keynote Sebastian Junger

Monday, October 16, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Keynote Michael Finkel

Tuesday, October 17, 3 – 3:45 p.m.

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit


First-Time Attendee Meet-Up

Tuesday, October 17, 8 – 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 8 – 9 a.m.

Join other first-time attendees for this casual coffee chat.


Higher Education Meet-Up

Tuesday, October 17, 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Looking for networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities in the field of higher education? Let’s meet up in The Meet-Up Lounge!

Thank you to Kurt Finley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, University of Illinois, for organizing this event.


State, Local and Municipalities (SLAM) Affinity Group Meet-Up

Wednesday, October 18, 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Network with other professionals looking to help advance and support local government professionals in the privacy field. Meet us in The Meet-Up Lounge!

Thank you to Alexander White, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, for organizing this event.


After Hours Gatherings

You know what we love? Catching up with old connections (and making new ones) from throughout the IAPP world. That’s why After Hours events are always such a hit. Select IAPP Communities will be organizing After Hours Gatherings at this year’s P.S.R. Check back to find out who’s getting together, and if you’d like to help organize a gathering email us at to get started!

Southwest KnowledgeNet Region After Hours

Monday, October 16, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Bub’s @ the Ballpark: 715 J St. San Diego, CA 92101
Thank you to Chris Pahl, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, Privacy Compliance Program Leader, Southern California Edison, for organizing.
Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.

Women Leading Privacy and Security After Hours

Monday, October 16, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Top of the Hyatt: 1 Market PL, San Diego, CA 92101


Thank you to our volunteers for organizing.

Avani Desai, CIPP/US, EVP, Schellman & Company
Amanda Fitzsimmons, CIPP/US, Associate, DLA Piper
Marcela Mendez, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated
Dana Simberkoff, CIPP/US, Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer, AvePoint

Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.

Sponsored by: 

Young Privacy Professionals After Hours

Monday, October 16, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Stone Company Store: 1202 Kettner Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92101

Thank you to Eric Lovell, CIPP/US, Patent Attorney, US IP Services for organizing.
Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.

Sponsored by: 


The Meet-Up Lounge

Monday, October 16, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Plug in and recharge, network or just get a few minutes of work in.

Sponsored by: Integris Software


Volunteer Today!
If you want to get even more from P.S.R., get involved! We’re currently seeking volunteers. If you are already registered for the event, then check out available opportunities and volunteer today.

Note: Volunteers do not receive complimentary conference passes, but they do receive our unyielding gratitude and respect!


Networking at P.S.R. 2016