Be the future—Join an IAPP board
Help lead the IAPP by sharing your expertise and shaping the future. Each fall, we accept submissions for IAPP leadership boards for the upcoming year—and you could be one of them!
Check out our list of boards to see where you can make an impact.
Education Advisory Board
The IAPP Education Advisory Board supports the creation of compelling and timely programming for IAPP conferences and virtual programs. The board convenes for periodic conference calls, during which you’ll offer guidance on emerging privacy trends and issues, and recommend programming on privacy and data protection issues that privacy professionals need to know. You’ll also contribute by networking with peers to promote, support and field inquires about IAPP event programming. See more about the roles and expectations.
Publications Advisory Board
The Publications Advisory Board helps guide the IAPP’s coverage of privacy and security issues. As a member, you’ll play a critical role by ensuring content is useful and fresh. This advisory board convenes every other month by teleconference, where members suggest timely, relevant content based on their work in the field of privacy. Besides meaningful participation in the monthly conference call, you’ll be expected to provide articles for publication and may also be asked to help recruit potential authors. See more about the roles and expectations.
Certification Advisory, Exam Development and Appeals Boards
The IAPP certification advisory board and exam development boards meet regularly via teleconference to provide insight into and perspective on certification course requirements and examinations. The IAPP certification appeals board meets as needed to review and resolve any submitted certification appeals. If you’re a senior privacy officer, attorney or consultant with demonstrated subject matter expertise in the areas covered under IAPP privacy credentialing programs, we encourage you to serve on these boards. See more about the roles and expectations.
Canadian Advisory Board
The IAPP Canadian Advisory Board is made up of a minimum of 12 privacy professionals who actively participate in developing programming and content for IAPP Canada. You’ll provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as a leader in the promotion of IAPP Canada and all of its programs and activities. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
European Advisory Board
The IAPP European Advisory Board is made up of a group of privacy professionals who actively participate in developing programming and content for IAPP Europe. You’ll provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as a leader in the promotion of IAPP Europe and all of its programs and activities. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Research Advisory Board
The IAPP Research Advisory Board is a full partner in the development of the IAPP's research agenda and leadership of the IAPP Westin Research Center; the establishment of ties to academia, industry and policymakers; and the identification of research funding opportunities. The board, which is made up of leading academics, policymakers and professionals, is led by the IAPP Vice President of Research and Education, Omer Tene, and meets several times per year in-person and via teleconference. There are no openings at this time. See more about the roles and expectations.
IAPP Board of Directors
The IAPP Board of Directors is responsible for governance and strategic oversight of the IAPP. As a member of the board of directors, you’ll work to help the IAPP achieve its mission. A five-year commitment is required. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year. If you’d like to submit your name, or nominate another candidate, you’ll need to include a brief bio and an objective for serving on the board of directors with the submission. The Nominating Committee considers candidates late in the year, and forwards its recommendations to the full board of directors for consideration and election. See more about the Board nomination process (pdf 191KB)
IAPP Board of Directors Selection Criteria
The Nominating Committee will assess nominees based on their qualifications, including, but not limited to:
- Participation in IAPP conferences
- IAPP certification status
- Submission of articles to IAPP publications
- Existing leadership roles within the IAPP
- Industry diversity, geographic diversity and gender/race/ethnic diversity
For additional information, or to nominate a candidate to any of our advisory boards, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.