FAQs for Privacy After Hours

Who can volunteer to host Privacy After Hours?

Individual IAPP members can volunteer.

How do I volunteer?

It’s easy! Complete the online volunteer form during the call for hosts. Submit the form, and we’ll be in touch to let you know if your Privacy After Hours is good to go!

What is the host’s responsibility?

You’ll need to select and make arrangements with an after-hours venue, bring necessary materials to the venue (like name tags that we’ll supply to you) and be present to mix and mingle.

Who pays for the gathering?

Everyone in attendance is responsible for their own food and beverage costs. Also, we ask that you please choose a venue that does not require a cover charge or fee.

How will the IAPP provide support?

We’ll promote your gathering on our website, in the Daily Dashboard and regional Digest e-newsletters, on our Facebook page and via the @PrivacyPros Twitter account, in the Buzz Weekly event alerts and elsewhere as possible. We’ll also e-mail invites to local members about three weeks before the event, collect RSVPs and tell you who’s coming at least one day before your gathering. We will also give you a general headcount one week before.

How can volunteers promote the gathering?

You can post details on the IAPP Facebook page or your own social networking sites (#PrivacyAfterHours), and reach out to your networks, colleagues and friends. These gatherings are open to anyone interested in privacy, including nonmembers.

How do I choose the right venue?

The best places are local restaurants or bars that are not too crowded and have enough room for people to mingle—and, most importantly, that are fun to be at! To boost attendance, have your gathering right after work. Delaying it into the evening will reduce turnout.

What should we discuss?

Whatever you want! These are casual social gatherings (not structured meetings)—they’re all about going with the flow and getting to know other local privacy pros.

What can I expect as a host?

There is no way to guarantee attendance, so you may have 2 or 20 people at your gathering. It’s not unusual for people to RSVP and change plans at the last minute, so don't be discouraged if you have some no-shows. We encourage you to join the IAPP's Facebook group (if you haven't already) and talk up your city.

How will attendees know where to find me?

We’ll mail you a table sign that you can place on the table at the venue, as well as name badges.

How can I share what happened at my gathering?

We'd love for you to share some pictures of your Privacy After Hours or send them to us! But remember, you must ask those attending for permission. Be sure that attendees know that you and/or the IAPP reserve the right to use the photos on our website or social media accounts. To share on Twitter, use hashtag #PrivacyAfterHours.