Industry & Academia Privacy Symposium

Bentley University
Waltham, MA (Boston Area)
Monday, June 10, 2019
9AM – 4PM

Join leading experts in the field of Privacy as they present the latest research-supported design principles. They will engage with the audience to find ways to bridge between academic research and practice. The event will be hosted at Bentley University. With a state-of-the-art UX research center, Bentley is a leader in information systems research and has been training UX professionals for over 20 years.

  • Learn about privacy research and the latest design principles
  • Participate in an interactive panel discussion on Designing for Privacy
  • Share your thoughts on privacy challenges, and how academic research could be more useful and relevant
  • Join our community of industry and academic professionals working to design for privacy
  • Lunch will be provided


We thank our sponsors Bentley Data Innovation Network, BostonCHI, and Advanced Distributed Learning. We also want to recognize our partners User Experience Professionals Association and Future of Privacy Forum.

Event Schedule

8:30-9am: Breakfast & check-in

9-9:15am: Opening remarks

9:15-10:45am: Panel discussion on Current Privacy Challenges

10:45-11am: Coffee Break

11-11:40am: Book Author Slam 1

11:40-1pm: Lunch with small group table discussions and Virtual Slam

1-1:40pm: Book Author Slam 2

1:40 – 2pm: Coffee break

2-3:15pm: Panel discussion on Working Towards the Future, Bridging Industry and Academia

3:15-3:45pm: Brainstorm session on Building a Community

3:45-4pm: Closing remarks

Our Sponsors:


Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world.


BostonCHI has been supporting Boston’s HCI and UX community for over 35 years with our monthly speaker series. Topics range from responsive design, designing apps for healthcare in the developing world, and privacy in the world of IoT, from speakers such as Jared Spool, Steve Krug, and Ethan Marcotte. Learn more and join us at


This symposium has been supported by DoD award W911QY-16-C-0105 for the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative. The views expressed are those of the organizers/attendees and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative or the Department of Defense.

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Bentley Data Innovation Network brings together scholars from Bentley University and our partner organizations to create insights on data-driven innovation. We strive to understand better the ways in which intelligent use of data transforms human activity and the impacts of these changes.

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The annual User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International Conference, in its 28th year, is the premier conference for UX professionals. The unique 3-day experience consists of 64 presentations and 15 courses with renowned speakers. The conference will bring designers, researchers and academics from all over the world together in Scottsdale, AZ. Sessions include UX tools and techniques, emerging innovations, developing your career and everything in-between for all levels of UX professionals.


Future of Privacy Forum is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF brings together industry, academics, consumer advocates, and other thought leaders to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms, and workable business practices. FPF helps fill the void in the “space not occupied by law” which exists due to the speed of technology development. As “data optimists,” we believe that the power of data for good is a net benefit to society, and that it can be well-managed to control risks and offer the best protections and empowerment to consumers and individuals.