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 2017
Conference: May 1 to 3 | Exhibition: May 2 to 3
Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Happening in IBIA

IBIA responds to The Washington Post's Editorial Article - "Uber and Lyfts arguments against fingerprinting make little sense"

(IBIA, January 8, 2017)

On Monday, January 2, 2017, The Washington Post editorial board published an opinion article titled Uber and Lyft’s arguments against fingerprinting make little sense.  The article addresses the objections of Uber and Lyft to requiring fingerprint background checks for their drivers.  The IBIA responded with a letter to the editor, which you can read here.

Key IBIA Members Win Women in Biometrics Awards

(IBIA, November 17, 2016)

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is proud to announce that Managing Director Tovah LaDier has won the Women in Biometrics 2016 Award presented by Secure ID News and the Security Industry Association (SIA). Active and valued IBIA member Teresa Wu, Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations for MorphoTrak, was also recognized with the award. The Women in Biometrics Awards are a prestigious recognition, and rightly acknowledge the contributions LaDier and Wu have both made in the many years they have spent advocating IBIA's cause.

Secure Identity: Protects privacy; mitigates identity theft & fraud; and enhances national security - a lunch & learn event on Capitol Hill.

(IBIA, October 13, 2016)

On Thursday, October 13, 2016 the IBIA hosted a lunch and learn event on Capitol Hill.  Speakers Dawn E. Lucini, Director of Aviation Security, Telos ID; Michael Petrov, Managing Director, USA, Vision-Box; Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum; and Teresa Wu, Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations, presented to a near packed room consisting of Hill staffers and industry professionals. These experts in identity technology and privacy discussed topics such as aviation employee screening, the use of biometrics in border security, the evolving relationship between security and privacy, and the role of technology in protecting privacy and curtailing identity theft.

IBIA participated in the Consumer Business Dialogues sponsored by the Future of Privacy Forum on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

(FPF, October 11, 2016)

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has initiated a program to encourage constructive discussions between the tech industry and privacy/consumer organizations on key issues relating to technology/privacy and consumer rights.  IBIA has been invited to participate in the program on October 11th. The meeting involves presenting tabletop demos on three (3) technologies - voice, iris recognition, and fingerprint - and participating in discussions.  The FPF also expects that is likely to arise during the discussions.  Agnitio Corporation, Iris ID, and NEC have all agreed to participate and provide demos.

Privacy Implications of Iris Technology

(Walter Hamilton, Vice Chairman of IBIA, September 21, 2016)

Walter Hamilton, Vice Chairman of IBIA and Sr. Consultant, Identification Technology Partners, was a speaker at the recent Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, Florida.  On Wednesday, September 21, Walter particpated in a session entitled Iris Recognition: Where Do We Go From Here?  You can view and download Walter's presentation, Privacy Implications of Iris Technology, by clicking the above title or visiting

Strength of Function for Authentication

(John Mears, Director, IBIA, September 20, 2016)

John Mears, Director, IBIA and Sr. Fellow, Chief Engineer, Information Technology and Security Solutions at Leidos, was a speaker at the recent Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, Florida.  On Tuesday, September 20th, John presented the following, Strength of Function for Authentication.  You can view and download John's presentation by clicking the above title or visiting

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  • Border Management and Travel Security
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Cybersecurity
  • Law Enforcement
  • Human Resources
  • Elections
  • Physical Access
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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.