Open Space for Identity in Vancouver in July

I am super excited I will get to facilitate another unconference event this summer and thrilled that it will be about identity. I am already doing the last day of the Identity Mashup at Havard and MashupCamp in July at the Computer History Museum.

This Identity Open Space is being jointly produced by Liberty Alliance and a group of people who are leading participants in the Internet Identity Workshop. We hope to provide attendees with a highly interactive format in which to explore the topic of user-centric identity. (((This is NOT the next IIW that [http://iiw.windley.com/wiki/Workshop2006b will be in November].)))

The goal of this support a face-to-face space to continue the emerging, ever changing conversation around identity. Not every one can be everywhere. It is our hope that it will provide an opportunity for those in the northwest (Oregon, Washington State, British Columbia) from a variety of fields – socially good techies, Web 2.0 innovators, Identity Gang participants to meet face to face and dialogue.

The wiki is here and registration here.

Topics likely to be discussed at the conference represent the many identity issues experts are working on today including:

* technical standards and specifications,
* use cases for a range of industries
* applying existing or emerging applications or platforms,
* Social and policy issues.
* Your Topics Post on the wiki

There are a lot of amazing minds working to solve the Internet’s ‘identity crisis’, and bringing them together frequently—formally and informally—is helping to drive tremendous progress in a marketplace full of pent-up demand for opportunities with truly empowered *end users* in the driver’s seat. – Brett McDowell, Director Liberty Alliance

Open Space meetings are successful because of the passion, energy and engagement of each and every attendee from the moment they decide to attend through their return to the workplace to implement what they experienced at the event—it’s truly a community-building event that doesn’t end. Building on our proven track record, this event will continue to expand participation in the conversation around the rapidly evolving identity landscape.

Cost: The fee will be $50 less if you are staying at the conference hotel please see the registration page for details.
Registration for Identity Open Space is $150 USD (June 16, 2006).
From June 17, 2006 – July 16, 2006 the price increases to $.
Onsite registration will be available at a fee of $300.

Accessibility is a core value of IIW – please contact me if you want cost is an issue for you.

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One Response to Open Space for Identity in Vancouver in July

  1. Great stuff Kaliya…you’ll be in my neighbourhood and if you are staying around it would be great to get together. Unfortunately I’m away until the 24th, but back then.

    Have a good conference, and good luck working with the Sutton Place. I find ritzy hotels to sometimes be hard places to do Open Space. Be sure that you can tape on the wall!

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