Victoria Privacy & Security Conference Innovation in the Time of COVID Feb. 4-5, 2021, Victoria, BC

General Information

Privacy and data protection is the number one issue businesses and governments 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.

This year’s conference will be a hybrid event offering a digital-first experience with a virtual component as well as a live in-person component. The conference will offer a platform for over 1000 security and privacy professionals to discuss important issues. 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 and compelling panel sessions
  • Get immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization

Conference Rates

Early Bird In-person Registration by December 31, 2020 Regular In-person Registration after December 31, 2020 Early Bird Virtual Registration by December 31, 2020 Regular Virtual Registration after December 31, 2020
Public Sector $325.00 CAD (plus GST) $425.00 CAD (plus GST) $275.00 CAD (plus GST) $350.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $425.00 CAD (plus GST) $525.00 CAD (plus GST) $275.00 CAD (plus GST) $350.00 CAD (plus GST)

Registration Fees Include

  • Two lunches (in-person registration only)
  • All coffee breaks (in-person registration only)
  • All keynotes, panel sessions and applied sessions
  • Access to virtual exhibition booths
  • Conference materials
  • Access to virtual platform
  • 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 #PrivSecYYJ and our twitter handle is @PrivSecYYJ. 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

Call for Speakers

  • Please note that the call for speakers closes November 30, 2020.

    The Advisory Board for the Victoria Privacy and Security Conference 2021 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 or keynote address. This two-day conference draws an international audience focused on policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.

    Date: February 4-5th, 2021
    Location: The Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

    2021 Conference Suggested Topics (not exhaustive):

    • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
    • Biometrics, Facial Recognition & Surveillance
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Driven Healthcare Innovation in the Time of COVID
    • Digital Currency
    • Digital Identity Strategy
    • Edge Computing: The Office of the Future
    • Ethics
    • GDPR Lessons Learned
    • National Digital Strategy
    • National Security Strategy
    • Next Generation Privacy Legislation
    • Ransomware
    • Smart Cities
    • Women and Minorities: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Digital Economy


    All entries must be received by midnight of November 30, 2020. Invited speakers will be notified by December 15, 2020.


    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

  • Names, titles and qualifications (degrees) of all the speakers:
  • Please list details below of any additional speakers that would be part of this session.
  • Presentation details