Education Advisory Board

The Education Advisory Board provides valuable and necessary input for the IAPP programming team’s live event and web conference development process. The EAB advises and assists with review and selection of submitted conference speaking proposals. EAB members are frequently called upon to speak themselves and/or offer advice and suggestions on speakers and topics of interest to members.

Meet the Education Advisory Board



  • Serve a two-year term.
  • Maintain an active IAPP membership.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Keep information shared among advisory board members confidential.
  • Act with integrity and professionalism in advisory board duties.
  • Advocate for the IAPP’s educational efforts by actively promoting conferences, sharing news about open calls for speaking proposals and sharing volunteer advisory board opportunities among professional networks.
  • Attend and actively engage in a series of 8-10 annual conference calls and associated communications.
  • Assist with programming and content development for the Data Protection Congress, Data Protection Intensives, and potentially virtual events by actively participating in scheduled teleconferences for those annual events. Participation is mandatory barring extenuating circumstances.
  • Volunteer to serve as a program chair. The programming process includes stewarding chosen speaking proposals from acceptance through delivery at the conference. Significant IAPP staff support is provided.
  • Volunteer to speak when available, and if needed, at IAPP live conference events and virtual web conferences.


Selection Criteria

Boards are selected with the goal of creating a balanced working group based on experience level, industry sector, geographic location and area of expertise. Considerations for selection include:

  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices and theory.
  • Length of membership, past commitment to and involvement with the IAPP.
  • Not currently active on any other IAPP Advisory Board.
  • Please note:
  • IAPP advisory board members are not agents or employees of the IAPP and cannot act on IAPP’s behalf or enter into any binding agreements.
  • As an advisory board member, your decisions, actions and opinions speak about you as an IAPP volunteer, and not solely as a member or privacy professional.



  • Receive three continuing privacy education (CPE) credits for each year of service.
  • Enhance your profile and visibility while being seen as a leader in the privacy and data protection community.
  • Make great connections with your fellow IAPP volunteers.
  • Get special access to IAPP resources.


How to apply

The IAPP accepts applications for advisory board roles each fall through our Call for Volunteers. For more information, visit our Call for Volunteers FAQ, or contact for details on additional volunteer opportunities.