Organising a side event during the conference week

Following the tradition of past years, we have dedicated space in the conference week for side events to be organised in the margins of the 2018 international conference.

This year’s theme for the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners is Debating ethics: Dignity and respect in data driven life, but the choice of theme for side events is of course up to organisers.

When & how long?

  • Tuesday 23 October, 14:00-17:00 or
  • Thursday 25 October, 14:30-17:30
  • The maximum duration of each side event: 90 minutes

Organise your side event

To be classified as a side event in the margins of the 2018 International Conference, the meeting must:

  • be related to data protection or privacy
  • attract a minimum of 10 people and
  • be organised during the timeslots outlined.

How to submit your request to organise a side event

Fill in the application form and return it as outlined in the form as soon as possible.

The absolute deadline for submitting requests is 15 September 2018.

For any questions, please email:

Please note that all queries about side events will be dealt with by Forum Europe, our events' organiser.