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Washington DC Member Meeting Sep 2018


Kindly hosted by DHS OBIM

We invite our members and guests to attend our upcoming member meeting in Washington DC and to connect with our US biometrics community. 

Please note these important registration deadlines:

  • For non-US citizens - registration to be submitted by September 1. 
  • US citizens - registration to be submitted by September 7.


Privacy continues to be a key priority theme for the Institute and for this meeting, we have arranged a panel discussion to encourage dialogue around:

  • Effective oversight of biometrics
  • Face recognition technology
  • GDPR

Moderator: John Kendall, Unisys and Biometrics Institute Privacy Expert Group
- Jim Loudermilk, IDEMIA and Biometrics Institute Advisory Council Member
- Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, American Civil Liberties Union
- Ryan Koder, System Business Operations Branch Chief, OBIM
- Mike Hardin, Director, Entry/Exit Policy and Planning, CBP

There will be several updates from other member organisations including:

  • Updates from OBIM
    Shonnie Lyon, Director, OBIM

  • Mobility – the environment that biometrics need to adapt to in the future
    Steve Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics
  • Presentation Attacks
    Erik Bowman, Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow

We would welcome your suggestions for hosting, future speakers or if you are interested in speaking at meetings, please email

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Office of Biometric Identity Management
1616 N. Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Contact on the day: Nicky Tivnen +44 7966 144001

Biometrics Institute members attend free.
If you are interested in membership, please visit our website or email
Registration is essential in order to gain access to the venue. Please email to reserve your spot.

Registrations need to be finalized by the following deadlines in order to have access approved by OBIM:
For non-US citizens - registration to be submitted by September 1.
US citizens - registration to be submitted by September 7.
Please bring an official ID document to guarantee access.

Please note that preference is given to members. Non-members can register at the non-member fee but spaces will be subject to availability.