Be part of something bigger

The world’s most prestigious privacy conference

Every year the Summit gets bigger and better, and the IAPP’s Summit 2023 will be no exception. This highly anticipated, four-day event attracts professionals from all over the globe to connect and learn about the latest developments in privacy and data protection. Get ready for high-profile speakers, exceptional session content and ample opportunities to expand your network when the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023 returns in April.

Why you should attend

Summit is the place to get critical analysis and perspectives on important topics from the who’s who of privacy. Thousands of professionals return year after year to find solutions to privacy challenges, learn new skills and best practices, and gain insights to advance their privacy operations. From technology and advertising to international data flows, sessions cater to all levels of privacy experience and interests so it’s the ideal event to bring the whole team.








Expert Speakers




Keynote speakers

Alvaro Bedoya

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Throughout his career, Commissioner Bedoya has influenced research and policy at the intersection of privacy and civil rights.

Dan Bouk

Associate Professor of History, Chair, Department of History, Colgate University

Dan Bouk researches the history of bureaucracies, quantification and other modern things shrouded in cloaks of boringness.

Danielle Citron

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law, Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Vice President, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

MacArthur fellow Danielle Citron investigates the price we pay as technology migrates deeper into every aspect of our lives, arguing that citizens, lawmakers and corporations have the power to create a new reality where privacy is valued and individuals are protected as they embrace what technology offers.

Nina Schick

Author, Entrepreneur, Advisor Specialising in Generative AI, Founder, Tamang Ventures

The practical reality of artificial intelligence is evolving into a synthetic future where media is manipulated or even wholly generated by AI. Nina Schick offers insight into how to navigate and understand the exponential technological changes of our age.



Keynote conversations

Trevor Noah


Alexandra Reeve Givens

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology


The author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” talks with the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, Alexandra Reeve Givens about finding identity, belonging and community while growing up in a world where he was never meant to exist in a segregated South Africa.


Moderator: Joe Jones

Research & Insights Director, IAPP

Elizabeth Denham CBE

International Advisor, Baker McKenzie

Andrea Jelinek

Chair, European Data Protection Board; Head, Austrian Data Protection Authority

Max Schrems

Honorary Chairman, noyb


2023 is destined to be a big year for the GDPR’s hottest and most complex issues: enforcement, adtech and international data transfers. Join us for a conversation between Andrea Jelinek, chair of the European Data Protection Board; Max Schrems, honorary chairman of noyb; and Elizabeth Denham CBE, former commissioner of the ICO led by the IAPP’s Joe Jones.

Start strong on Active Learning Day


      • Understand privacy topics in greater depth during a collaborative, roundtable-style workshop format on the day before the main conference. These extended sessions incorporate audience participation to deliver practical education.
  • Best value! Bundle Active Learning Day and the main conference with the Conference Plus+ Pass (3-Day).

Outstanding session content with a global reach

Hear updates, insights and best practices on a range of topics. Explore breakout sessions on critical issues, such as:

    • International data transfers.
    • Privacy operations management.
    • Online advertising.
    • Data breach/loss.
    • Diversity & inclusion.
    • Privacy metrics.
    • Global legislative updates.
    • Health care privacy.
    • Global privacy program management.
    • Security operations management.
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning.
    • Children’s privacy.

Valuable connections and an incredible community

  • Connect with mentors, peers, service providers and even top regulators at a variety of functions at and around the main event.
  • The in-person conference experience is brought to life by IAPP networking events. Privacy pros are an exceptional crowd, and in the conference environment everyone is in the mindset to collaborate.


    • The Summit’s annual artist-in-residence program features a commissioned work based on the theme of privacy or data. This year, we are honored to have Ryan and Rachel Adams from Portland, ME. The couple will be working together to create a unique piece of art for the IAPP collection. They both specialize in bright bold patterns and typography that is often disguised to relay a deeper message.



  • The Summit is returning to the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. and Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • For 2023, we have reconfigured the venue space to ensure safe and comfortable access.
  • Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
    901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001
    +1 202.824.9200
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    801 L Street NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001
    +1 202.249.3000

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