The connect:ID 2018 Call for Speakers is now closed

The connect:ID Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for the biometric and identity technology industry. Each year the event hosts thought-leaders and pioneers in these markets who share their knowledge, expertise, the challenges they face and the solutions they have adopted and/or implemented.

Do you have an interesting and/or innovative speech proposal for consideration, including case studies, new research or future insights? Then we want to hear from you! Outlined below are this year’s key themes and instructions on how to apply.

Please note that the application deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Key Themes

  • Getting Onboard

    ID proofing: emerging methods to detect fraud
    KYC/AML – establishing unambiguous identity
    Breeder document security and authentication

    Identity for the People

    Better border management
    Enhancing the travel experience
    Advancing citizen services with ID
    Refugee management and emergency response
    Biometric ID for civil applications

    Safe + Secure

    ID for defense applications
    Law enforcement in focus
    Homeland security: securing public spaces
    Mobile biometric search

    Fintech ID

    Next-generation authentication and payments: mobile, face-to-face, online
    Securing transactions and financial data
    Regtech – the role of transformative ID technologies
    Behavioral biometrics and risk-based authentication

    Mobility Secured

    Leveraging mobile ID for growth in emerging markets
    Mobile biometric authentication: trends and lessons learned
    The impact of phone manufacturers on the ID market

  • Web Security

    Multifactor authentication: what’s next?
    Out-of-band authentication
    Emerging standards and best practices

    Not Your Father's Documents

    Enhanced secure document design
    Digital credentials: next steps
    Leveraging the power of secure credentials
    The new role of secure documents in digital ID

    ID Security + Privacy

    Self-sovereign ID
    ID and blockchain: compelling use cases
    Securing ID data: challenges and solutions
    Device- or server-centric biometrics?
    Secure identity in the cloud

    Crystal Ball

    ID for all
    The impact of machine learning on ID
    Securing the Internet of Things
    The missing ID layer of the internet

How to apply

If you are interested in proposing a speech please complete the speaker application form and send it to:

Mark Lockie, Conference Co-Chairman, Email:

Please note the application deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2017. We will acknowledge receipt of all proposals, and will subsequently inform you if your speech application has been successful.

Additional Information

Success Criteria

    • Contributions will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, content, originality and expertise/experience of the speaker.
    • Proposals should be factual and informative. Marketing and product promotional pitches will be rejected.
    • We particularly encourage those at senior executive level, those at the forefront of research and development, market analysts, working group members, and end users/governments that have (or are currently implementing) a cutting-edge case history.
    • Successful speakers will receive a full conference pass to connect:ID giving access to all sessions and the exhibition.

Speech Format
Typical speech length is 20-25 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions, unless it is a panel discussion or lightning talk.

Speeches will take place in one of three conference rooms:

    1. BLUE Room – Sessions in this room are focused on Government and Military applications of next-generation identity technology from around the world.
    2. GREEN Room – Sessions here are dedicated to cutting-edge identity applications in the Banking and Enterprise sectors.
    3. SILVER Room – We also call this room “The Lab”. Sessions in this room center around the latest technologies and trends making waves in the identity sector.

Sessions will also be tagged with keywords to ensure attendees can easily identify the speeches covering their areas of interest.

International Submissions
We strongly encourage submissions from the international community, but contributions must be submitted in English, and if accepted, speakers must have a good command of the English language.

Please email Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Director & Conference Co-Chairman - or Mark Lockie, Conference Co-Chairman

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