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Internet Identity Workshop IIWXXXVIII #38 2024A

April 16 @ 11:00 am - April 18 @ 7:00 pm

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

Internet Identity Workshop XXXVIII

April 16 – 18, 2024 |In Person at the Computer History Museum!

You belong at IIW this Spring! 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’re looking forward to being together in person at the Computer History Museum this Spring! Our barista Rick will be there 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 Sponsors) you’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 XXXVIII. 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 2024:

  • Self-Sovereign (SSI) and Decentralized Identity (DID)
  • 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”

See the growing list of potential topics put forth by those who have already registered for IIWXXXVIII.

“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


On Wednesday (Day 2) directly after lunch, we hold Speed Demo Hour!

The IIW Speed Demo format involves giving a 5-minute demonstration of your service, product, physical device, 10 times to 10 different small groups, rotating through viewing your demo and the other ones being simultaneously given. We have tables for 20 Demoers that are assigned on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to Demo, after you have registered, please send an email to [email protected]

Demo Hour October 2023

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

There are numerous hotels near the Computer History Museum as well as Air B & B’s in the area. Many attendees stay at The Hotel Avante which has rooms available to IIW attendees at the special rate of $234 for a king room. To receive the special rate the Hotel Avante has given us, book your room either directly via this Link (click on BOOK NOW and you will see the code already entered on the registration page) or via the central reservations line Central Reservations Line at 800-720-0059 or via the hotel 650-940-1000 with the code G-IDEN. The Hotel Avante is a member of World of Hyatt hotels.

We have a limited number of rooms at our special rate so book now if you plan to stay at the Avante. Depending on room availability you may book your stay using this special offer through midnight Sunday March 31, 2024.

Please visit the IIW site www.internetidentityworkshop.com for additional information about the event and to view the short video “What is IIW?”

Contact us about purchasing bulk tickets – Phil Windley: [email protected]

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

“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


April 16 @ 11:00 am
April 18 @ 7:00 pm


Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States