The 2019 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 — ₿anking on Privacy. 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 practical guidance from a truly varied assortment of perspectives and experiences. Speakers from different locations, sectors 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 workshops, breakout and plenary sessions. It is a meeting place where delegates and speakers have the chance to network with colleagues from public and private organizations as well as from 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 here to learn, not 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 workshops, sessions, networking and meals are all included in the full conference registration fee.

After attending a PACC Congress you’ll look at traditional conferences differently. But don’t take our word for it: Click to discover what previous attendees say.

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
Previous 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.