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



CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to Present Opening Keynote at connect:ID

(IBIA, April 27, 2017)

WASHINGTON D.C. / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2017 / The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), the preeminent trade organization for the identity technology industry, is proud to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is the opening keynote speaker at its Washington, DC 'connect:ID' Conference and Exposition, May 1-3, 2017. The Commissioner will address, "CBP's commitment to innovation: Revolutionizing border security through technology," on Monday, May 1 at 12:55 PM.





The Honorable Michael T. McCaul To Present Keynote at connect:ID

(IBIA, April 27, 2017)

WASHINGTON, D.C. / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2017 / The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), the preeminent trade organization for the identity technology industry, is proud to announce that The Honorable Michael T. McCaul, is the keynote speaker at its Washington, DC 'connect:ID' Conference and Exhibition, May 1-3, 2017. Chairman McCaul will address "Vetting, Screening and Border Security: The Role of Biometrics" on Tuesday, May 2 at 8:55 am.





ETA Offers IBIA Members Discount for TRANSACT 17

(IBIA, Apr 18, 2017)

On behalf of its members, IBIA is working on expanding into several commercial verticals, with a particular on financial services and health care. One such association in the financial services arena is the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). One of ETA’s major programs is TRANSACT 17, a conference that takes place May 10 to 12 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. As part of the IBIA /ETA working relationship, ETA is offering IBIA members a special rate to attend.  Questions? Email TRANSACTreg@conferencemanagers.com




Benji Hutchinson, NEC, testifies on behalf of International Biometrics + Identity Association before the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

(IBIA, Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

Benji Hutchinson, Senior Director, Washington, D.C. Operations, Advanced Recognition Systems Division of NEC Corporation of America testified on behalf of the International Biometrics + Identity Association before the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  The hearing was convened to allow the Committee to review law enforcement’s policies on facial recognition technology.  You can watch the full hearing by visiting https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/law-enforcements-use-facial-recognition-technology/Click here to download Mr. Hutchinson’s full testimony.



Representatives from IBIA member companies participate in Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) FISD panel on the use of biometric authentication

(SIIA FISD, Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Hans Bergman, Head of Sales and Product, Behaviosec and Greg Cannon, CTO, Crossmatch Technologies participated in a panel hosted by the Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of SIIA to provide a basic overview of biometric modalities and potential uses in the financial services sector.


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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.