Ah, the end of summer here at the IAPP’s headquarters in New England. It’s a quiet time of reflection before this fall’s full slate of conferences, networking opportunities and educational events.
OK, that’s kind of a lie. It is anything but quiet around here. As you probably read this week, several of our certifications have been granted accreditation from the American National Standards Institute under the International Organization for Standardization's standard 17024 for personnel certification programs.
And, planning continues for new and returning events, with new initiatives and accomplishments being announced almost weekly. Read on for a quick roundup of what we’ve been working on and what you, the privacy pros, can take advantage of in the weeks ahead.
In Search Of: Summit 2016 Speakers
The dates for the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2016 have been announced, with training and workshops on April 3 and 4 and the conference itself on April 5 and 6, and the call for speakers is now open—but the deadline is fast approaching. Proposals are being accepted just through August 23, and we’re looking for innovative proposals to challenge, inspire and educate our Summit attendees. We have tips for acceptance and a sample proposal form available. To submit a proposal, visit our website here.
From Denver to Mexico City to Zurich
The next month’s KnowlegeNet offerings are truly spanning the globe. In the U.S., we’ve got events in the next two weeks in Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA. In Latin America, Mexico City will be the site for our “Comparative Discussion of Data Protection in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.” We’ve got an Ottawa event coming up in Canada, and in Europe, we have KnowledgeNets scheduled in Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and the UK. The list is constantly growing, so check out info on your local chapter and upcoming offerings here.
Privacy in Art: Orwell’s 1984
Yes, the rumors are true. The IAPP is in fact hosting the opening night reception for the 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on October 27. Amidst all you’ve come to expect from an IAPP reception, you’ll also get to enter the world of George Orwell’s 1984 via our art and ephemera collection inspired by the groundbreaking novel. This is your chance to look at 1984 through the eyes of varied artists and consider the work’s impact on how the public perceived their future during—and after—the book’s publication. Registrations must be received by October 20, so if you’re interested in being a part of this first-ever event, click here for all the details.
All Things P.S.R.
As we announced here in The Privacy Advisor earlier this year, Privacy. Security. Risk. (P.S.R.) is bringing the IAPP Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress together again for two conferences in one event. P.S.R. will be held in Las Vegas, NV, with training and workshops on September 28 and 29 and the main conference on September 30 and October 1, and the event lineup just keeps growing.
Most recently announced, we’ve added Jeeves Creator Jean Yang to our keynotes for the event, and in a first, Bruce Schneier, Stewart Baker and Alan Cohn will host a cyber-law podcast from the event.
And if you’re a full-time student interested in the field of privacy, we’re now accepting scholarship applications to receive a free main conference pass to P.S.R. Applications are due September 1.
PPS Most Popular
Our Practical Privacy Series (PPS) is coming back to Washington, DC, this November, but in a new way. On November 17 and 18, we’re bringing our four most popular PPS programs to DC: Data Breach, Financial Services, Government and FTC and Consumer Privacy. We’ll have more on this event in a future “Live from the IAPP” installment when registration is open, but in the meantime, RSVPs are already being accepted here.
DPC in December
This full program has been announced for this year’s IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, which will include training and workshops on November 30 and December 1 with the maine conference on December 2 and 3 in Brussels. This latest keynote to be announced is European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Check out the full list of keynotes and the event schedule here.
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