KnowledgeNet Chair Roles and Expectations


KnowledgeNet is a dynamic series of free networking and educational meetings providing members an opportunity to informally gather, share experiences, make acquaintances and network with peers in their local area. KnowledgeNet Chairs are responsible for organizing at least three meetings per year featuring a presentation by an expert on a timely privacy topic and/or interactive discussions.

KnowledgeNet Chair Expectations

KnowledgeNet Chairs are expected to:

  • Secure dynamic educational speakers
  • Facilitate networking among meeting attendees
  • Work with local organizations to provide meeting space
  • Be advocates for the IAPP and promote its KnowledgeNet program


KnowledgeNet Chairs are required to:

  • Serve a two-year term
  • Organize at least three meetings per year

Selection criteria

There are typically four KnowledgeNet Chairs per location, balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector and location. Considerations for selection include:

  • Current IAPP membership in good standing (maintained throughout term)
  • Recent KnowledgeNet meeting attendance
  • Existing or past leadership roles within the IAPP
  • CIPP or CIPM certification is an advantage
  • IAPP conference attendance


  • A meaningful way to contribute your time, energy and expertise to helping build the privacy profession locally
  • Recognition as a leader in the local privacy community
  • Receive two continuing privacy education (CPE) credits per year

How to Apply

The submission period for 2014 KnowledgeNet chairs is currently closed. If you have any questions please contact Katherine Gilchrest, Member Engagement Manager.