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The connect:ID 2017 conference takes place over three days - May 1-3, 2017 - and features 70+ expert speakers who will educate, debate, inspire, and share experiences. 


In just three years, connect:ID, powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA),has become the world’s premier event dedicated to all aspects of human identity technology and its implementation in the digital, mobile, and physical domains.

The event has grown as governments, the private sector, and consumers, increasingly recognize the importance of secure identity solutions. The challenge is to understand how these systems can be used in a way that is natural and frictionless, yet is trusted, and sensitive to privacy concerns.

: Our mission…

Secure identity technology can be used in a multitude of ways. From next-generation authentication solutions for accessing digital or mobile infrastructures, to securing transactions, and delivering new, efficient ways to identify citizens.

connect:ID’s mission in 2017 is to explore how secure identity technology is enhancing authentication, wherever it is used – from aviation and border control, to healthcare, finance, education and countless other markets.

We will also consider challenging issues, such as identity fraud, personal data theft, the intensification of national security threats, and cyber intrusions. Customers, employees, and citizens also need a less frustrating, yet trusted, method to authenticate their identity.  

: Join us

With our comprehensive identity-solutions based exhibition, and a multitrack conference that draws together the world’s leading minds – and pioneers – connect:ID 2017 will offer users practical advice for today, examine current government policies, and provide thought-provoking insights into the future of identity.   




In 2017, the main tracks will be:

Identity proofing and vetting in focus

  • Limiting identity theft and fraud
  • Establishing claims of identity - credentials, biometrics, biographics…
  • Establishing suitability - background checks, biographic and/or biometric
  • Managing ongoing identity vetting.


Building trust, confidence, and acceptance in biometric technologies

  • What differentiates biometrics from other identity methods
  • Putting risk into perspective
  • Evolving solutions


Credentials for today, tomorrow and beyond

  • Transcending the physical world
  • Tomorrow’s counterfeiter
  • Diverse innovations


Disruptive global trends and the role of effective identity technology

  • The threat of terrorism
  • Mass displacement and movement of populations
  • Political implications


Achieving strong identity authentication in the online environment

  • Authentication models
  • The front end of cybersecurity
  • New technologies on the block


Comprehensive immigration reform and the role of identity technology

  • Border security – land, sea, and air
  • Next generation travel documents
  • Employment verification


Facilitating secure travel

  • Streamlining the passenger experience
  • Technological advancements
  • Political challenges


Identity integrity and the smart phone

  • Data security
  • Performance testing
  • The future


Enabling secure financial transactions 

  • The need for secure identity
  • Customer, consumer, and enterprise authentication
  • Mobile payments


Technology in the service of health

  • Staff ID and patient workflow
  • Patient ID to enhance safety and quality of care
  • Patient privacy


Future ID

  • Innovation
  • Ideas
  • Inspiration

The fullconnect:ID 2017 conference program will be available in spring 2017


Details of last year's connect:ID 2016 conference program can be found below:

altDownload connect:ID 2016's full conference program.






connect:ID brings together leading experts from industry, as well as adopters and government officials, to explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies.

Government, commercial and consumer markets are in search of answers to the growing difficulties associated with managing and securing human identity. connect:ID takes up this challenge, exploring, in-depth, these real world requirements.

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