Education Advisory Board Roles and Expectations

The Education Advisory Board provides valuable and necessary input into the IAPP programming team’s live event development process. Through a series of 8 – 10 annual conference calls and associated communications, the EAB advises and assists with the review and selection of submitted conference speaking proposals. Additionally, EAB members are frequently called upon to either speak themselves and/or offer advice and suggestions on speakers and topics that could be of interest to the membership.

The board is led by IAPP Knowledge Manager, Dave Cohen. For further information about the EAB’s purpose and function, please contact him at:

Education Advisory Board Expectations

All Education Advisory Board members are expected to:

  • Assist with the conference programming process for the Global Privacy Summit and Privacy. Security. Risk. (PSR) conferences held annually by actively participating in the scheduled teleconferences designed to program those events. Participation on these calls is mandatory barring extenuating circumstances.
  • Occasionally serve as a track chair during the programming process for these events which includes the responsibility of stewarding chosen speaking proposals from acceptance through delivery at the conference. Significant IAPP staff support is provided throughout this time.
  • Volunteer to speak when available and if needed at IAPP live conference events and on virtual web conferences.
  • Advocate for the IAPP’s educational efforts by actively promoting conferences, spreading the word about open calls for speaking proposals, and sharing volunteer advisory board opportunities among your professional networks.


All Education Advisory Board members are required to:

  • Serve a two-year term
  • Attend and actively contribute during teleconference meetings
  • Attend at minimum 80% of the scheduled calls or provide advance notice of a necessary absence including arrangements for follow up with the IAPP programming team.

Selection criteria

The board is selected, to the extent possible, to create a working group balanced by: experience level, years in profession, industry sector, geographic location and area of expertise. Considerations for selection include:

  • Current IAPP membership in good standing (maintained throughout term)
  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices and theory
  • IAPP certification is an advantage
  • Length of membership and past demonstrated commitment to and involvement with the IAPP
  • Not currently active on any other IAPP advisory board


  • Promote the privacy and data protection profession by ensuring that the IAPP’s programming and activities meet members’ and industry needs
  • Receive three continuing privacy education (CPE) credits per year of service


How to Apply

The Call for Volunteers opens every fall.