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

Biometric Authentication News - Interview with Michael DePasquale, BIO-key Chairman & CEO

(Biometric Authentication News, June 20, 2017)

In case you missed it ~ On Jun 20, 2017, BIO-key Chairman and CEO Michael DePasquale was featured as Biometric Authentication's Interview of the Week. During the interview, he discusses a range of topics including BIO-key's history, standards for security, and the role of biometric authentication in our changing world. Listen to the podcast and learn more about the real-world applications of this rapidly growing industry!

The International Biometrics + Identity Association releases its newest policy paper, “The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology”

(IBIA, September 11, 2017)

The President’s recent signature of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017 brings deployment of this technology one step closer. With this in mind, IBIA felt the need to provide partners in the government, industry, and the public at large an overview of the policy and implementation issues which surround Rapid DNA. 

“The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology” provides an overview of the technology behind Rapid DNA, the value of this technology for swift determinations of identity in the field, and the potential impacts of the Rapid DNA Act. The paper also outlines the Rapid DNA capabilities of several companies, each of which brings specific technologies to the table. By providing a neutral look at the use cases, benefits, and limitations of Rapid DNA, IBIA hopes to create a measured, fact-based debate about this new technology.

Save the Date for connect:ID 2018!

(IBIA, August 29, 2017)

April 30 - May 2, 2018, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

connect:ID is evolving. In 2018, we'll be bringing you more focused and sector specific content, more exhibitors, and more technical innovation.  Following the success of connect:ID 2017, which welcomed 1137 attendees (a 20% increase) and received amazing feedback (93% of visitors would highly recommend connect:ID to a colleague), we're taking connect:ID to the next level.  Coming soon - Watch out for exciting announcements about our enhanced global coverage of secure credentials, fintech, digital identity solutions, and ID tech start ups...

IBIA Welcomes Seven New Members: Clarkson University, Liquid Inc, Hitachi Beijing, Telos ID, TypingDNA, Vigilant Solutions, and Charter Communications

(IBIA, July 26, 2017)

International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), is proud to announce its newest members. Clarkson University, Hitachi Beijing, Liquid, Telos ID, TypingDNA, and Vigilant Solutions have joined IBIA as full members, and Charter Communications has joined as an affiliate member. The latest additions further bolster the association’s commitment to serving all facets of the identity technology industry, including education, advocacy, and engagement with key audiences with a united, impactful industry voice.

IBIA Welcomes Bob Eckel to its Board of Directors

(IBIA, July 24, 2017)

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is pleased to announce today that Bob Eckel, President, North America, OT-Morpho, will join its Board of Directors.

As President, North America, OT-Morpho, Mr. Eckel leads the Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services business for OT Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies. A long-time member of the biometrics and identity solutions community, Mr. Eckel brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the IBIA board. His leadership, knowledge, and vision for the identity sector will guide this dynamic industry forward.

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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.