The 2018 Congress is your opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law and technology.  Network with peers and colleagues from industry and government to explore this year’s theme — The Road Ahead — Balancing privacy and the public interest. Get a clearer view of how privacy, access, security, compliance, law and technology intersect, and why that matters to you, your career, and your organization.

The PACC Congress takes a refreshingly pragmatic approach.  We think it’s important to offer a truly varied assortment of perspectives and experiences — that offer practical guidance. Speakers from different locations, industries and organizations offer a range of views that are never the same-old, same-old.

Unlike most industry events, we do not offer manels (all-male panels); we do make sure that women’s speaking time at the PACC Congress typically is equal to or greater than the time that men speak; and we encourage speakers to leave the PowerPoint presentations behind so that they can have meaningful conversations with attendees instead of focusing on a screen.

The Congress is a unique professional development opportunity. Sessions are longer than at most conferences, and formal presentations are shorter — so that speakers have plenty of time to present their views, and delegates have time to ask questions and get real, unscripted answers. To accomplish that — and because the Congress is about quality, not quantity — registration is strictly limited.

The Congress is much more than plenary sessions and workshops. It is a meeting place where delegates and speakers have the chance to reconnect with colleagues from public and private institutions, federal, provincial and territorial governments, industry, academia and regulatory authorities — to make new connections, share ideas, and enhance individual skills.

You will receive solid content and be spared from listening to vendor pitches. Sponsors’ representatives may participate, but that doesn’t give them license to pitch their product during a session or workshop. After all, you’re attending to learn; you’re not attending to be sold to.

And you will receive great valueWe think that delegates and speakers who attend the Congress should be able to attend the entire Congress. That’s why all workshops, meals, and sessions are included in the conference registration fee.

After attending a PACC Congress you’ll look at traditional conferences differently. And anyone who’s attended a previous Congress can tell you that we achieve that objective. But don’t take our word for it: See for yourself. 

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Continuing Professional Development Credits

The Congress content provides up to 3 CPD Credits applicable to PACC Professional Certification Law Society of Upper Canada. The content of the Congress may be applicable toward the 9 CPD Hours of Substantive Continuing Professional Development required by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Law Society of Alberta. The content of the Congress may be applicable toward attaining the goals set out in individual CPD Plans as required by the Law Society of Alberta. ISC(2) (ISC)2. Congress content falls within at least one of the CISSP domains of knowledge and may be applicable toward the the annual minimum CPE credits required for the CISSP
The 2016 and 2017 National Privacy and Data Governance Congresses were approved for up to 12 hours of CPE credits per IAPP’s CPE policy. ISACA. The 2018 National Privacy and Data Governance Congress may qualify for up to 17 CPE Hours.
Educational content of the National Privacy and Data Governance  Congress may qualify for CPD credits from other organizations as well. Contact your professional or industry association for details.