Theconnect:ID 2018 call for speakers process has now closed

However, we would still be pleased to hear from you if you have an interesting or innovative idea for consideration, including case studies, new research or future insights.

Please contact Confence Co-Chair, Mark Lockie for more information - and complete our speaker application form.



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 and 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 and 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



Further Information



Contributions will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, content, originality and expertise/experience of the speaker.

Any company or product promotional presentation 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.


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:

BLUE ROOM – Sessions in this room are focused on Government and Military applications of next-generation identity technology from around the world.

GREEN ROOM – Sessions here are dedicated to cutting-edge identity applications in the Banking and Enterprise sectors.

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.


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.


We believe passionately in equality, regardless of gender or race. We believe there is too little diversity at most conferences we attend, and pledge to try and do something positive to redress the balance. Although this is not so easy in the security and identity sector, we are attempting to improve our diversity. As such, we encourage companies thinking about sending a representative to speak or participate at our events to consider our pledge, and support our initiative.


Please email any enquiries about the call for speakers to Mark Lockie, Conference Co-Chairman -


The connect:ID 2018 conference program will be released in 2018. For your information, please see the 2017 program.

Download the 2017 conference program



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