Science Media Partners and IBIA announce new conference and exhibition

May 21, 2013 - 

Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) have announced a new conference and exhibition, focused on all aspects of personal identity and opportunities for its management.

The new conference, called connect:ID is set to take place March 17-19, 2014 at the Ronal Reagan Conference Center in Washington, DC. According to the organizers, this new conference will “unite solutions adopters and stakeholders from the four corners of the globe, and will explore the development and fusion of multiple advances identity technologies – including biometrics, secure credentials and digital identity systems.”

“The effective use of identity technologies is crucial to enhance security, productivity, and convenience in today’s increasingly connected world,” Robert Harbour, IBIA Chairman and President said. “connect:ID is therefore a most timely event and will focus on where identity technology and infrastructure is desperately needed. This inclusive and international event will be the place where everything ‘ID’ gets connected.”

The International Biometrics & Identification Association has been in the news lately, as today, John Mears from Lockheed Martin will represent the IBIA during a congressional subcommittee hearing on current and future applications of biometric technology.

Also, earlier this year, the group came out and strongly disagreed with media reports suggesting the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program does not work.

Last week, government auditors published a scathing report which argues that after a decade of work, the TWIC program is still not suitable.

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