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.

Last year’s new format was such a hit we’re using it again this year.
The main conference kicks off Wednesday evening, 5 p.m. sharp (after training and workshops end) with General Session, welcome festivities and networking. Two full days of programming follow on Thursday and Friday.

Get Social! Use the hashtag #PSR18 to join the conversation.


5-Minute Mixer

Wednesday, October 17, 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! Refreshments will be provided.


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 17, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

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

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After Hours Gatherings

Wednesday, October 17, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

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. If you’d like to help organize a gathering email us at to get started!

  • Cybersecurity Professionals After Hours
    Handlebar: 121 E. 5th St., Austin
    Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.
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  • Women Leading Privacy and Security After Hours (off-site)
    Lonesome Dove: 419 Colorado St., Austin
    Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.
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  • Young Privacy Professionals After Hours (off-site)
    The Patio Bar at Corner: 110 E 2nd St., Austin
    Attendees are responsible for their own expenses.
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P.S.R. Run and Walk

Thursday, October 18, 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, receive the route and head out.


First-Time Attendee Coffee Meet-Ups

Thursday, October 18, 8 – 9 a.m.
Friday, October 19, 8 – 9 a.m.

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


State, Local, and Municipal (SLAM) Government Privacy Professionals Meet-Up

Thursday, October 18, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Network with other professionals looking to help advance and support local government officials in the privacy field.


Leadership in Privacy—And Beyond

Thursday, October 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Part of the Women Leading Privacy and Security programming.

Learn the right way to promote yourself for professional advancement. A Fortune 100 executive offers advice on communication and overcoming obstacles.

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Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Thursday, October 18, 3 – 4:10 p.m.

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

  • Anonymity: Implementing Advanced Techniques to Satisfy HIPAA, GDPR, Etc.
    Dianna Reuter, CIPP/US
    , Data Privacy and Security Analyst III, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Creating Privacy Programs with Legislative Ambiguity
    Anita Barksdale, CIPP/US, CIPM
    , KPMG
  • GDPR Article 30: Records of Processing
    Elena Elkina, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT
    , Partner, Aleada Consulting
  • GDPR Since May 25th: Reflections and What’s Yet to Come
    James Koons, CIPP/US
    , Senior Privacy Consultant, TrustArc
  • Healthcare Breach Response Management
    Caitlin Pencarrick Hertzman, CIPP/C, CIPM
    ,Privacy Officer, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
  • Minorities in Privacy
    Marty Esquibel, CIPP/G, CIPT, FIP, HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer, Colorado Department of Human Services
    Stephen Reynolds, CIPP/US, Attorney, Ice Miller
  • Working Together: IT Security & Privacy Governance Trends Into the Next Decade
    David Chapin, CIPP/US
    , Senior Managing Consultant, Security and Privacy, IBM Security
  • The Expanding World of Privacy Vendor Tech: What’s New, Useful and On the Horizon?
    Dana Simberkoff, CIPP/US
    , Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer, AvePoint
  • The New California Consumer Privacy Act: Leveraging Existing Resources and Compliance Challenges
    Tanya Forsheit, CIPP/US, CIPT
    , Partner, Chair, Privacy and Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • The Privacy Wheel of Fun: Spin the Wheel and Where It Lands, We Discuss
    Pat Tepen, CIPP/US
    , Senior Privacy Specialist, Enterprise Holdings
  • Third Party Management
    Asra Ali, CIPM
    , Compliance and Risk Manager, Healthscape Advisor

Update: Party in the Ballroom

Thursday, October 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Lone Start D & E, Level 3

Work hard, play hard! We’re hitting the deck for this year’s reception. Let’s celebrate on the 5th floor pool terrace with fantastic food and drink, live music, a stunning venue, and lots of new connections. An Austin conference wouldn’t be complete without a party by the poolside!

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New! Professional Headshots

Friday, October 19, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Do you need a new headshot? Now’s your chance! Visit our photographer to update your photo for free. 10 - 11 a.m. is reserved for speakers, Advisory Board members and KnowledgeNet chairs. We will email your photos. They will not be shared or posted and will be destroyed after one year. Photographers will take five-minute breaks throughout the day.


Resource Center

Wednesday, October 17, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come and browse IAPP books chock full of information to help meet your organization’s privacy challenges.


IAPP Central

Wednesday, October 17, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 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.


IAPP Privacy Core® e-learning Demos

Thursday, October 18, 1:15 – 1:45 p.m., 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., 1 – 1:30 p.m.

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. Other times available on request. Stop by IAPP Central and schedule a free demo.


Charging Stations

Recharge your devices at the charging stations located throughout the conference.

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The Meet-Up Lounge

Wednesday, October 17, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

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

Tell your friends you were jammin’ on some legendary guitars and basses in Austin. Stop by The Meet-Up Lounge on Friday, October 19 and try out Groove Labs’ Vintage Guitar Station to feel like an Austin music star!


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.

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. 2017