New laws, new regulators, and new industry standards are shaping our future
Join thought leaders from the privacy, data governance, information security, government, and legal worlds
Explore the crossroads of
privacy, access, security,
compliance, law, and technology
and how they matter to you, your career, and your organization
Registration Closes March 10th
PACC limits registration to ensure a high speaker-delegate ratio and a strong participatory experience
"Without exaggeration, it is the best conference/congress I have attended." Medical Ethicist. Toronto ON
Connect with Colleagues
Join your peers at the University of Ottawa in the nation’s capital to experience the PACC Congress — where people come together to learn through shared experience. 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 and enhance individual skills.
22-23 March 2023 | Ottawa Canada
"I thought the conference was great, and especially enjoyed learning about new technologies and their privacy and security impacts." Privacy Counsel. Edmonton AB
The PACC Congress takes a refreshingly pragmatic approach by presenting practical guidance from a truly varied assortment of perspectives and experiences. The Congress is also notable for what it doesn’t offer: theory, sales pitches, or recitations of annual reports.
The PACC Congress features a heavily participatory format that helps attendees develop practical skills in data protection, with real-life expertise offered by top industry leaders, engaging speakers, and executive panel discussions. Speakers from different locations, sectors, and organizations offer a range of views that are never the same-old, same-old.
The Congress is about quality, not quantity and that’s another reason why Congress attendees and speakers are unequivocal in their praise.
"Thank you, so very much, for an excellent conference. This was so interesting (and eye-opening!)." Senior Policy Advisor. Office of the Senate Liberal Leader. Ottawa ON
Earn while you Learn
The Congress is a unique professional development opportunity
- Sessions are longer than at most conferences (though we’re flattered to see other conferences have started offering longer sessions).
- The few panels we do have are generally even longer — so everyone has time to share their insights.
- 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.
- We encourage speakers to leave the PowerPoint presentations behind so that delegates and speakers can engage in meaningful conversations, rather than focusing on a screen.
- We require speakers to avoid pitching their products or services. After all, you’re here to learn and be informed, not to be sold to. (The few who have disregarded that requirement have not been, and will not be, invited back. It’s a matter of integrity, respect, and trust.)
To accomplish all of that, registration is strictly limited.
|Privacy & Access Council of Canada. This event qualifies for Continuing Professional Development credit applicable toward the Associate (AAPP), Chartered (CAPP), and the Master (MAPP) Access & Privacy designations.||Law Society of Ontario. 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. 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 National Privacy and Data Governance Congress may qualify for up to 17 CPE Hours.|
You’ll receive great value.
We think that delegates and speakers who attend the Congress should be able to attend the entire Congress. That’s why all sessions, networking, and meals are included in the conference registration fee.
Despite that, our all-in registration fees are remarkably affordable.
PACC Members — 750. | Non Members — $850.
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Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!
Group rates available when 5 or more from the same organization register at the same time
Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer
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Sponsoring the Congress
The PACC Congress is THE place to reach an audience of highly engaged privacy, access, and data protection professionals.
Show your support for PACC and the work it does.
Get in front of decision-makers and key stakeholders.