Help Set Up KnowledgeNets

It takes a village. If you're excited about networking with privacy pros in your area, this is your chance to get involved.

Volunteer to chair your local chapter

KnowledgeNet Chapter chairs organize activities in their cities. As a chair, you'll take care of planning approximately four educational meetings per year, in addition to networking gatherings. This includes coordinating expert speakers and finding donated meeting space. The IAPP takes care of invitations, promotions and registration. The Call for Volunteers opens every fall.

Young Privacy Professional Leaders (YPPL)

Young Privacy Professional Leaders are privacy pros in their 20s and 30s who, with the help of local IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter co-chairs, volunteer, plan and organize networking gatherings for their peers.

One (or two) YPP Leaders are accepted per chapter (depending on the size of the chapter) and will serve a one-year term. Leaders should be an IAPP member for at least six months and have attended at least one chapter meeting.

Contact us and see if there is an opportunity in your local chapter to become a Young Privacy Professional Leader! Read the roles and expectations and submit your name if interested.

Check out our current Young Privacy Pros here.

Speak at a chapter meeting

Do you like an audience? KnowledgeNet Chapter meetings generally feature an expert speaker or panel discussion. If you want to be considered, tell us what and where you'd like to present.

Start a new chapter

Don't see a chapter in your area? We're looking for cities that have a concentration of local members to support a chapter and someone willing to take on a leadership role. Please read the roles and expectations for KnowledgeNet Chapter chairs, and if you're interested, email Leah Harrington at to learn more.

Interested in speaking at an IAPP conference? Click here to find out how.

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Leah Harrington

Member Engagement Specialist