21st Annual Privacy and Security Conference Feb.5-7, 2020, Victoria, BC

General Information

Privacy and data protection is the number one issue businesses around the world are facing. Personal privacy is at the forefront of information sharing and social media requirements. For the past 20 years, the Privacy and Security Conference has been the number one conference on the issues of privacy and security globally.

Presented by the Offices of the CIO and Corporate Information and Records Management, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Province of British Columbia, this three-day conference attracts over 1100 delegates and 100 international subject matter experts. It provides essential education, training and opportunities for CPD credits for individuals who are responsible for the transformation of the public and private sector into the new digital economy.

Reasons to Attend

  • Timely, motivational presentations from leading industry experts
  • Learn about current trends, issues and actions
  • Valuable CPD credits to maintain a variety of qualifications essential for your career
  • Unparalled networking opportunities
  • Informative 3-hour pre-conference educational sessions and 1.5-hour panel sessions
  • Get immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization


Conference Rates*

Early Bird registration by December 13, 2019 Regular registration after December 13, 2019
Public Sector $750.00 CAD (plus GST) $925.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $850.00 CAD (plus GST) $1,250.00 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 public sector price of $675 or private sector price of $795 when they register on or before September 27, 2019. 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

Social Media

Stay connected and engaged in the conversation leading up to and during the conference by following along on Twitter. Use the event hashtag to follow others who are already posting, and include it in your tweets to add to the existing discussions. The hashtag for this year’s conference is #PSV2020 and our twitter handle is @Reboot_Comm. We would appreciate you sharing your voice with our other followers.

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

Hotel & Travel

Fairmont Empress Hotel Room Block

If you need to make accommodation arrangements, the Fairmont Empress is offering a special conference rate of $185/night for Corporate reservations and $159/night for Government reservations. Please note that this room block ends January 10, 2020.

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

Government Reservations – https://book.passkey.com/go/psgovt2020
Corporate Reservations – https://book.passkey.com/go/privacyandsecurityconference

Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1W5


It has been brought to our attention that individuals are contacting sponsors and speakers, citing the Reboot Privacy & Security Conference, to offer hotel reservation services. To be clear, these individuals are not in any way affiliated to our conference, and are not authorised to use the Reboot Communications name. No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or to offer you a special discounted rate. If you receive one of these calls, it is a scam. They are not affiliated with Reboot Communications or the Privacy & Security Conference. Thank you to those who have alerted us to this matter. To book your room in a safe manner please follow the information on this page only.

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 goFlex and goGold fares for confirmed travel to/from Victoria between February 3 and 9, 2020. 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 coupon code ‘P&SC02-20’. Also be advised that you will need to present a copy of your conference registration 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 closes September 27, 2019.

    The Advisory Board for the 21st Annual Privacy and Security Conference is pleased to announce that the Call for Speakers is now open.

    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, applied session, workshop or keynote address. Presented by the Province of British Columbia's, Ministry of Citizens' Services, 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 5-7th, 2020
    Location: The Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

    2020 Conference Suggested Topics (not exhaustive):

    • Advanced Robotics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Augmented & Virtual Reality
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Biohacking
    • Blockchain
    • Cloud Computing
    • Crypto Currency
    • Cyber Security
    • Dark Web
    • Data Encryption
    • ePrivacy Regulation
    • Ethics
    • GDPR
    • Genetic Privacy & Precision Medicine
    • Healthcare Privacy & Security
    • Internet of Things
    • Mobile Privacy & Security
    • Open Data
    • Politics and Privacy Regulation
    • Quantum Computing
    • Ransomware
    • Sensor Cities
    • Social Media in Elections
    • Voice First Technology


    All entries must be received by midnight of September 27th, 2019. Invited speakers will be notified by October 31st, 2019.


    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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  • Call for Speakers - Submission Form

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