Internet Identity Workshop

The Internet Identity Workshop has been finding, probing and solving identity issues twice every year since 2005. We meet in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. 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!

More information on registering, venue, and hotels.

Why you should come

This is the time and place that you get to discuss, share your knowledge, work on and learn about anything & everyting related to Internet Idenity today. Topics at the last IIW held in May 2015 included:

  • Emerging Identity protocols, like UMA and Open ID Connect
  • Identity system interoperability
  • OAuth security
  • Being an OAuth provider
  • Choosing an Identity Provider
  • Using attributes for strong authentication
  • Alternatives to SSL
  • Personal clouds, stores, lockers, vaults and other first person data systems and services
  • The Internet of Things
  • VRM (Vendor Relationship Management)
  • Data liberation and portability
  • Distributed trust frameworks
  • Non-coercive legal agreement
  • Personal sovereignty
  • Heterarchy vs. Hierarchy
  • The Indie Web
  • Earned (rather than coerced) customer loyalty
  • Marketing when customers hold most of the cards
  • New forms of currency - like Bitcoin
  • Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

Identity is at the heart of all those topics, along with many others we've worked on at each of the IIWs (Internet Identity Workshops) since 2005.

About IIW

IIW is an un-conference. It has no keynotes or panels, so it's about getting stuff done.

The Internet Identity Workshop has been finding, probing and solving identity problems twice every year since 2005. 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 on it at IIW than at any other conference.

That's because IIW is an unconference. We have no speakers, no keynotes, no panels. All sessions are breakouts, and the topics are chosen and led by participants.

And identity is just a starting point. Many other topics come up and move forward as well. In the last few IIWs, hot topics have included personal clouds, privacy, data liberation, transparency, VRM, the Indie Web, the Internet of Things, the Semantic Web, trust frameworks, free and open devices and much more. We also make time and space available for demos.

IIW is cheap, as conferences go. ROI is also maximized by absence of company-driven agendas. Corporate participation is by humble sponsors who like what IIW does for the world — and to supply free meals each day and an all-day espresso bar.

IIW takes place over three days every Spring and Fall at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Register now for IIW XIX on October 28-30. And do it soon, because it's likely to fill up.

Sponsors for IIW XIX October 2014

IIW runs on food and our sponsors make that happen!