Industry, governments, and consumers join together in this preeminent conference and expo to see the latest innovations and discuss the policy and technology issues that shape the world of identity.
Produced by IBIA and Science Media Partners (SMP)


connect:ID 2018
Conference: April 30 - May 2 | Exhibition: May 1 to 2
Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Happening in IBIA



Six New Members Join IBIA: AD&S Inc., Biomatica, Biometría Aplicada, Biometric Signature ID, Innovatrics, Integrated Biometrics

June 13, 2018

"IBIA's growth reflects the need for a unified industry voice which brings together identity technology companies across different nationalities, modalities, and target markets," said IBIA Managing Director Tovah LaDier. "As the leading international trade association for the identity technology industry, we are proud that our growing membership reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the industry."



IBIA Director John Mears Explains Identification as a Service (IDaaS) & Its Impact on the Industry

May 30, 2018

"The concept of Identification as a Service (IDaaS) is radically changing the way biometric matching and identity services are provided. So why is this transformation important? Mainly because it is a market disruption that will propel new growth in the industry, but it is also likely to change the way we interact with applications requiring strong authentication or identification services, moving from captive closely-held applications into efficient and indispensable widely available utilities."



IBIA to co-host connect:ID conference and expo in Washington, DC (April 30 - May 2, 2018)

April 20, 2018

connect:ID is the largest gathering of identity solutions experts and organizations in North America. For the 5th year now, connect:IDpowered by IBIA and SMP, will bring together some of the biggest names in the identity solutions industry with the leading authorities on issues of security and privacy for an exciting look into the future of biometrics. Reflecting the increased adoption of biometric technology by the commercial and consumer sectors, connect:ID will also bring in end-users who are implementing biometric solutions to identity challenges in a wide range of consumer and commercial settings.

Register for connect:ID here >> 





IBIA releases two new white papers: "The Biometric Answer to the Identity Question" and "Biometrics Explained: Answers to 13 Basic Biometrics Questions"

April 18, 2018

IBIA is pleased to release two new white papers in an effort to illuminate the identity challenges we face today and to provide answers to questions surrounding biometrics. “The Biometric Answer to the Identity Problem” lays out the context for the use of biometrics for identification in today's world. "Biometrics Explained: Answers to 13 Basic Biometrics Questions" addresses some of the most common questions about biometrics in order to inform a forthright discussion about their use. You can read the papers here and the press release announcing the new papers here.



IBIA partners with ETA for TRANSACT in Las Vegas

April 17, 2018

IBIA partnered with ETA for TRANSACT 2018, where IBIA organized the Digital Identity session and the Biometrics + Identity Zone on the show floor. The session was one of the best-attended at TRANSACT, while the Zone attracted significant traffic, with payments companies flocking to see technology demonstrations from IBIA members Iris ID and IDEMIA. For more details, check out our blog here.



IBIA partners with ETA for TRANSACT Tech in New York City

March 13, 2018

IBIA partnered with ETA for TRANSACT Tech NYC, a one-day seminar dedicated to exploring biometrics, next generation authentication, and secure and frictionless commerce. IBIA supplied half of the speakers and a large share of the attendees. Even in the midst of a snowstorm, nearly 200 people came out for the event, held at the American Express Tower. The panelists emphasized the centrality of the user experience: payments systems that incorporate biometrics must be warm, friendly, and easy-to-use, or else consumers will resist.




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International Biometrics + Identity Association has a strong interest in an active dialogue around biometrics and identification technologies. We encourage those with an interest in the policy and technical impact of biometrics or identity management to contact us directly. We are always happy to provide perspectives which advance International Biometrics + Identity Association's core mission of enhancing security, privacy, productivity, and convenience through these technologies.