Privacy, Security & Records Management Conference

October 26th - 27th, 2015 | Delta Bow Valley, Calgary, AB

2015 PIPA Connections Conference steeped in history

Minister Deron Bilous sends 2015 PIPA Connections Conference participants best wishes!

Originally conceived of and hosted by former Alberta and British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioners Frank Work QC, and David Loukidelis, this conference is born out of a set of ideals originally established by its predecessor the PIPA Conference, which ran annually from 2005 - 2012. The ideals of community, value, and quality professional development opportunities helped to establish it as one of the best conferences in North America dedicated to privacy and associated issues.

In 2014 we saw a return to those values with renewed vigor and a greater understanding of the world we live in. Hence, Verney Conference Management and the Advisory Committee decided it would make most sense to re-title the conference and give it a new "brand" as the 2014 PIPA Connections Conference - Privacy, Security, & Records Management. Here is what some people had to say:

"Overall, being my first conference in this area, I had a great time, met a lot of super people and learned a lot. I had plenty to bring back to my manager to absorb and put into place. The speakers were very good and friendly."

"I appreciate the quality of the speakers, sessions, information provided.  "

"Topics are excellent and always very relevant to what I am dealing with in the workplace. "

"Was very good, glad that the event has happened again in Alberta and that there are resources available..."

New technologies, social media, smart phones, biotech, BIG DATA etc. have all contributed to a grossly different landscape when it comes to the commercial interactions between organizations and individuals. We are realizing more everyday the importance protection of personal information, information security, and records management have in a world evolving at exponential rates...but more importantly the connections between them.

2015 will see a reduction in registration fees, and more sectoral categories to choose from when registering.

To find out more go here: Registration Information

Newly appointed Minister of Service Alberta, Deron Bilous, also responsible for spearheading a comprehensive review of the province's PIPA legislation, encourages businesses and non-profits across the province to "stay-tuned" for PIPA amendments...but also "stay-the-course".

Regardless of legislation, we live in a society where we value the protection of our personal information by those who collect it. It is a question of trust, effective privacy practices, ensures that trust...therefore good privacy, is good business.  Click here for the letter.

Advisory Committee releases 2015 Agenda!

The Agenda Advisory Committee is pleased to release the Agenda for the 2015 PIPA Connections Conference!


A few Conference highlights!

Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

  • Service Alberta, Deputy Minister, Tim Grant
  • Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Jill Clayton
  • A discussion about the state PCI Compliance, by the one of the original architects of the standards!
  • The hidden risks of Biometric Identifiers...and how to avoid them!
  • Deconstructing Privacy - Former Commissioner, Consultant, Mentor Frank Work QC

Some Breakout Session Highlights:

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Privacy Non-Compliance: Tips for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses, and Non-Profits
  • Pro-actively managing privacy obligations and risks
  • Bill S4 - Otherwise known as the Digital Privacy Act
  • Is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program the Right Choice for Your Organization?
  • CASL Enforcement with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Join us and your fellow Privacy colleagues for Western Canada's premiere Privacy related event for businesses and non-profit organizations!


2015 PIPA Connections Conference seeks Community Partners

Not-for-profit organizations, whose members might be subject to Alberta's PIPA Legislation are the perfect fit

UPDATE: This conference qualifies for Continuing Professional Development credits towards your PACC Professional Certification, for more information goto

Are you a member based, not-for-profit organization, whose members might be subject to Alberta's PIPA Legislation and are looking for ways to help? Are you also looking for ways to increase the value of membership for your members?

You can do both by becoming a Community Partner of the 2015 PIPA Connections Conference: Privacy, Security, and Records Management, while also increasing your organization's exposure! To learn more go here:  Community Partners