Events

Events Calendar

Check out the Safe Computing Events Calendar for IT security and privacy events at U-M and elsewhere—and add a few to your own calendar!

Privacy@Michigan Symposium & Research Showcase

Privacy is an inherently interdisciplinary research topic that touches many disciplines at U-M. U-M faculty, researchers, students and staff, across many fields, either face or address privacy issues in their work. Privacy@Michigan celebrates International Data Privacy Day, held every year on January 28, and aims to bring together faculty, researchers, students and staff from different colleges, schools and units across campus with the goal of sparking ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy's role in society—here at U-M and worldwide.

Privacy@Michigan 2020 will be held Tuesday, January 28, 1:00–6:30 p.m., at the Rackham Building on the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of The New York Times Privacy Project, will give the keynote address. Read more about this year's event on the Privacy@Michigan event page.

Watch for registration information soon. Open to the public. Admission is free of charge.

Dissonance Event Series

Conversations at the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law

The Dissonance Event Series explores the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law from a global and national perspective. It seeks to increase universitywide, multidisciplinary discourse, and support university initiatives, including those related to data science. In addition to hosting events throughout the academic year, Dissonance co-sponsors events across campus. Recordings of past Dissonance events are available.

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2020: What Does Big Tech Owe Us?

Dissonance will sponsor What Does Big Tech Owe Us in March 2020.

March 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan
Free and open to the public, RSVP HERE.

SUMIT—Security at University of Michigan IT

SUMIT_2019 brought together people from across the university and southeast Michigan on October 29, 2019, to hear presentations on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics. Relive the event through these SUMIT_2019 Twitter moments. A recording of the event wll be made available after closed captions are added to it.

Every October, ITS Information Assurance hosts the Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) symposium to raise awareness and educate the community about important cybersecurity and privacy issues. This free event is open to the public and presents a rare opportunity to hear nationally recognized experts discuss the latest cybersecurity and privacy topics and trends.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, IA marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 for information about what was done in 2019.