Internet Identity Workshop IIWXXXVII  #37   2023B

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Internet Identity Workshop IIWXXXVII #37 2023B

The Internet Identity Workshop #IIW has been finding, probing and solving identity issues twice every year since 2005.

By Phil Windley, Kaliya Young, & Doc Searls

When and where

Date and time

October 10 · 8am - October 12 · 4pm PDT


Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

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About this event

  • 2 days 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Internet Identity Workshop XXXVII

October 10 - 12, 2023 |In Person at the Computer History Museum!

You belong at IIW this Fall!  You’ll acquire the real-time pulse of genuinely disruptive technologies that are the foundation of today's important Internet movements.

Every IIW moves topics, code, and projects downfield.  Name an identity topic and it's likely that more substantial discussion and work has been done at IIW than any other conference!

IIW is at its heart a participatory conference. It is an Open Space unConference.  With no keynotes or panels, IIW is about getting stuff done!

All attendees are welcome to call, host, or present sessions. No formal presentation is required to host a session. Check out the links below for more information about IIW:

We can't wait to be back together in person at the Computer History Museum this Spring! Our barista Rick will be back along with the traditional Burrito Bar on Wednesday and, of course, you can toast your own bagels or grab a Krispy Kreme. Your ticket to IIW includes continental breakfast and lunch each day along with drinks and dinner Tuesday and Wednesday.

We may have COVID Guidelines in place (like asking participants to wear masks), depending on what's happening at the time and on any guidelines in place at the Computer History Museum . In genreal we welcome masks but don't requre them.

Opening Circle at the Computer History Museum

How It Works

The agenda will be created live each day by attendees present at the Opening Circle.

The doors will open at 8:00 with espresso and light breakfast and Agenda Creation happens at 9:00 followed by five (5) working sessions.  For a visual idea of how this works, take a look at this Video Montage of IIW #15 created by TechGoddessJudith.

Through dozens of sessions, lunches & two evening meals (Provided by our Generous Sponsorsyou'll have plenty of chances to exchange ideas and make new professional connections.  The Open Space unConference format is perfect for a rapidly moving field where the organizing team cannot predetermine what needs to be discussed. We do know great people who will be at IIW XXXV. The attendees and their passion for learning and contributing to the event make it the success that it is.

This is the time and place that you get to discuss, share your knowledge, work on and learn about anything & everything related to Internet Identity today. 

"I've been attending IIW for many years, and it provides immense value every time. The event promotes progress in one of the most exciting and consequential realms anywhere in the world of technology, and the unConference format brings out the best in experienced identity practitioners and newbies alike."

Eve Maler  - VP Innovation & Emerging Technology ForgeRock

Why You Should Participate

This is the time and place that you get to discuss, share your knowledge, work on and learn about anything & everything related to Internet Identity TODAY. 

Identity is at the heart of all the topics listed below, along with others we hope to see discussed at IIW in April 2023:

  • Self-Sovereign and Decentralized Identity
  • Verifiable Credentials and DIDs
  • Credential Ecosystems
  • OpenID Connect
  • Credential Exchange over Self-Issued Open ID
  • FIDO and MFA
  • OAuth
  • VRM (Vendor Relationship Management)
  • Data Liberation and Portability
  • Earned (rather than coerced) Customer Loyalty ~ CRM
  • Privacy in the Age of Surveillance
  • Identity and Privacy in Healthcare
  • Identity Verification for Internet Payments
  • Personal Sovereignty
  • International Perspectives
  • Multisignal Authentication
  • Authentication of US Government Employees
  • Authentication in the Enterprise/Extended Enterprise
  • Identity in the Context of Mobile Device Management
  • Identity and IoT (The Internet of Things)
  • Use Managed Access (UMA)
  • Identity Fraud
  • Biometrics
  • Identity Proofing
  • Cryptographic Credentials
  • Efforts to "Reboot the Web of Trust"
"From my perspective, IIW is the seminal conference for the digital identity space. The feedback & technical insight garnered here is so invaluable for my company that we build our internal product roadmap around the twice-yearly conference. I was admittedly skeptical about the event going fully virtual, but the organizers managed the transition with little to no loss in collaborative nature or connections. I was very pleased with the value and turnout, and am already looking forward to the next one!"
Karyl Fowler | CEO | transmute industries

Traveling to the US

If you require a letter from us in order to secure a visa, we're happy to provide such. Please contact us using Evertbrite and let us know the specific requirements.  

If you're concerned about your personal privacy when making border crossings, please see this excellent primer from EFF

"IIW is a unique conference where people who are engaged in hard problems come together and make solutions to those problems. It's not just another trade show or academic exercise, IIW is a place where things get done, and that's why I keep coming back."        

 Justin Richer -Bespoke Engineering, Author - OAUth2 In Action

Where To Stay

Infomation about recommended Hotels will be posted in early July

Please visit the IIW site for additional information about the event and to view the short video "What is IIW?" 

Contact us about purchasing bulk tickets - Phil Windley:

We look forward to seeing you in person again in April for IIWXXXVII! 

"IIW is a very efficient use of time for anyone involved in identity issues on the internet: the right people are there, the topics are relevant, and the emphasis is on exchanging ideas rather than selling products.  Compared with conferences where papers are accepted months in advance, IIW's unConference format ensures an opportunity to discuss the very latest developments."  
Jim Fenton - Independent Internet Technologist

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