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

Celebrating International Data Privacy Day on January 28

Monday, January 28, 2019, 1–6:30 p.m. Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor)

The Privacy@Michigan event is free of charge and open to the public.

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 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.


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. Recordings of all past Dissonance events are available.

Most Recent Event 11/27/2018 — Catching Fake News

Two years after the 2016 election, are we winning the war against digital misinformation and manipulation? This panel discussed the technical and journalistic challenges of identifying fake news and manipulated information online and assess the effectiveness of the response by platforms like Facebook in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. Brendan Nyhan, Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy acted as moderator, and panelists included Mark Ackerman, Professor, School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Ceren Budak, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Fredrik Laurin, Knight-Wallace Fellow, Special Projects Editor for Current Affairs, SVT Swedish Television (Stockholm); and Rada Mihalcea, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)

IA marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018 for information about the most recent recognition of the month.

Annual Events

SUMIT 2018

The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) conference is a free annual symposium held every October to raise awareness and educate the community about important cyber security and privacy issues. Information about past SUMIT conferences, including recordings of previous presentations, are available at the SUMIT archive page. Video is now available for SUMIT 2018, which was held on October 25, 2018.