19th Annual Privacy and Security Conference Security & Privacy: A Global Evolution Feb. 7-9, 2018, Victoria, BC

General Information

Held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada this conference is a must attend for those working in the privacy and security fields. Presented by the Office of the CIO and the Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Government of British Columbia, this three-day conference, is recognized as one of the top tier events in North America. Anyone working in the information privacy and security fields will benefit from the speakers, discussions and networking at the conference. Attendees are from every level both within government and private industry. The conference draws an international audience of some 1,000 delegates with an interest in cutting edge policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.

It is with great admiration that we dedicate the 19th Annual Privacy & Security Conference to Joseph Alhadeff’s memory.  Joseph Alhadeff, a wonderful man and brilliant privacy expert who worked for Oracle, passed away in May 2017 at the age of 57.  Many of you will remember Joe as he has graced the stages of the Privacy & Security Conference for almost all of its past 18 years.  We invite you to celebrate his life with us during the conference. Join subject matter experts and close friends of Joe’s at the panel session “What Would Joe Do?” as they reminisce about his career and discuss his outlooks on today’s pressing privacy and security issues.

Reasons to Attend

  • Get face-to-face dialogue with international industry experts who have successfully implemented best practices solutions
  • Learn about current trends, issues and actions
  • Obtain your annual Continuing Professional Development credits
  • Discover new methods and products that can lower expenses and increase revenues
  • Take the pulse of what is happening for tools, technologies, and processes
  • Get Immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization

Conference Rates*

Early Bird registration
by December 15, 2017
Regular registration
after December 15, 2017
Public Sector $675.00 CAD
(plus GST)
$795.00 CAD
(plus GST)
Private Sector $795.00 CAD
(plus GST)
$950.00 CAD
(plus GST)

*We are pleased to offer our Alumni program, providing a special rate to past attendees.  Delegates who have attended this conference before will receive the special price of $595 when they register on or before September 29th.  Please contact us for the promo code if you did not receive it by email.

Registration Fees Include

  • 2 plated lunches
  • All coffee breaks
  • All keynotes, plenaries, panel sessions and applied sessions
  • Pre-conference educational sessions
  • Access to networking lounges
  • Networking reception Thursday evening
  • Conference notebook
  • Conference materials
  • On-line access to presentations post-event

Victoria Conference Centre

There’s nowhere in the world like Victoria. It’s small yet sophisticated; a technology leader and an historic capital city; a vibrant business community yet surrounded by nature. At its heart is the Victoria Conference Centre – an exceptional experience for delegates and world-class support for planners.

Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street,
Victoria, BC
V8W 3M7


John Jordan

Executive Director, Services Strategy, Province of BC

Drew McArthur

Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Samson Mow

CEO, Pixelmatic; CSO, Blockstream

Richard Purcell

CEO, Corporate Privacy Group

Dominic Vogel

Chief Security Strategist, Cyber.SC

Platinum Sponsor

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Academic Partner

Fairmont Empress Hotel Room Block

If you need to make accommodation arrangements, the Fairmont Empress is offering a special conference rate of $169/night for Corporate reservations and $149/night for Government reservations. Please note that this room block ends January 12, 2018.

Please contact the hotel directly at (250) 384-8111 to book a room or book online using the following links:

Government Reservations – https://aws.passkey.com/go/privacyandsecurity2018
Corporate Reservations – https://aws.passkey.com/go/privacysecurityconfcorp2018

Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1W5


YYJ Airport Shuttle Discount

If you are needing transportation from the Victoria International Airport to Downtown Victoria/Empress Hotel why not consider using the YYJ Airport Shuttle.

When booking the shuttle online or over the phone please use the promo code REBOOT20.  This will give you 20% off tickets.

For more information please visit their website at www.yyjairportshuttle.com or call them at 1-855-351-4995.

Harbour Air Seaplanes Discount

Flying in from Vancouver or Seattle for the conference? Arrive in style in Victoria’s Inner Harbour with Harbour Air.  Subject to availability, attendees will receive a 20% discount on their regular fares for confirmed travel to/from Victoria between February 5 and 11, 2018. Please note that all rates are subject to tax and fees. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or be paid by Airbucks or TurboBucks and cannot be applied to private charters. In order to receive this special discounted rate, attendees can contact the Reservation Department directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212, by e-mail at reservation@harbourair.com or online at www.harbourair.com and quote the promotional code ‘P&SC02-18’. Also be advised that you will need to provide a copy of  your registration to the conference upon check-in.

All schedules and location information can be accessed through their website at www.harbourair.com.

Call for Speakers

  • Please note that the call for speakers closed September 29, 2017.
  • The Advisory Board for the 2018 Privacy and Security Conference is pleased to announce that the Call for Speakers is now closed.
  • Subject matter experts working within the privacy and information security communities are invited to submit papers on their area of expertise. Of particular interest are briefs on cutting-edge subjects and themes suitable for presentation in either a panel session, technical panel session or keynote address. Hosted by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Government of British Columbia, this three-day conference draws an international audience focused on policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.
  • Date: February 7-9th, 2018
    Location: The Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia
  • 2018 Conference Suggested Topics (not exhaustive):
    • Advanced Robotics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Augmented & Virtual Reality
    • Autonomous Driving
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Biometrics/Geometrics
    • Blockchain
    • Cloud Computing
    • Crypto Currency
    • Cyber Security
    • Dark Web
    • Data Classification
    • Digital Privacy Rights
    • Drones
    • Ethics
    • Healthcare Privacy & Security
    • Internet of Things
    • Mobile Privacy & Security
    • Open Data
    • Ransomware
    • Smart Cities


    All entries must be received by midnight of September 29th, 2017. Invited speakers will be notified by October 31st, 2017.


    Submissions will be accepted electronically using the form below.

    Presentation Types:

    • Issue papers: An executive or management briefing on a prominent issue or aspect of information privacy or security.
    • Case studies: Descriptions of a specific information privacy or security situation or incident, or research results. Names of organizations can be kept anonymous to maintain confidentiality if necessary.
    • Research: Results or developments in cutting edge research on new information privacy and security technologies.
    • Sociological/ Philosophical perspective: A candid and/or introspective look at the impacts of new technological developments on privacy, security, social consciousness, or social functioning.

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