Internet Identity Workshop #12 – 2011

Computer History Museum

Mountain View, CA

The agenda will be created live each day by attendees present at the opening of the day.

Tuesday Day 1 will begin at 9am with introduction/orientation followed by Agenda Creation. There will be 5 working sessions

Wednesday Day 2 will have agenda creation beginning at 9:00. There will be 5 working sessions and a demo hour after lunch.

Thursday Day 3 will have agenda creation begin at 9:00. There will be 5 working sessions and we will end by 4pm.

The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on “user-centric identity” and trying to solve the technical challenge of how people can manage their own identity across the range of websites, services, companies and organizations that they belong to, purchase from and participate with. We also work on trying to address social and legal issues that arise with these new tools.  This conference we are going to also focus some attention on business models that can make this ecology of web services thrive.

Something New: IIW + Yukon: One of the longtime themes of IIW is how identity and personal data intersect.  Many important discussions about Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) have also taken place at IIW.  In recognition of how personal data and identity are intertwined, the third day of the IIW, May 5, will be designated “IIW + Yukon” and will stress the emerging personal data economy.  The primary theme will be personal data control and leverage, where the individual controls and drives the use of their own data, and data about them held by other parties.

This isn’t social. It’s personal.  This day you can expext open-space style discussions of personal data stores (PDS), PDS ecosystems, and VRM.  One purpose of Yukon is to start to focus on business models and value propositions, so we will specifically be reaching out to angels and VC’s who are intersted in personal data economy plays and inviting them to attend.

IIW is the place where everyone from a diverse range of projects doing the real work of making this vision happen gathers and works intensively for three days.  It is the best place to meet and participate with all the key people and projects! As a community we have been exploring these kinds of questions:

  • How are social networking sites and social media tools applying user-centric identity?
  • What are the open standards to make it work? (identity and semantic)
  • What are technical implementations of those standards?
  • How do different standards and technical implementations interoperate?
  • What are the new social norms and legal constructs needed to make it work?
  • What tools are needed to make it usably secure for end-users?
  • What are the businesses cases / models that drive all this?

You can see the list of proposed topics for this IIW on our wiki. It grows as attendees register .

How does it work?

After the brief introduction on the first day there are no formal presentations, no keynotes, no panels. We make the schedule when we are face to face the first day of the conference. We do this in part because the field is moving so rapidly that we your organizing team are in no position to know what needs to be talked about. We do know great people who will be there and it is the attendees who have a passion to learn and contribute to the event that will make it.


The Hotel Avante has given IIW as special rate and offers free shuttle service to the Computer History Museum where IIW is held.

ID Collaboration Day

Across User-Centric, Enterprise and Government Identity Initiatives

Monday February 14th, prior to RSA North America

Registration Here

This event is being jointly produced by the Kantara Initiative and IIW producers (Doc Searls, Phil Windley and Kaliya Hamlin), Identity Commons.

Join us in connecting the big enterprise resources with individual contributors (big and small) The focus of this event will be to explore the emerging synergies between the user-centric and enterprise communities.

On-going perceptions of a struggle between these two communities have been written about and explored by some of the brightest minds in the identity management and privacy spaces.  However, given this event takes place on Valentine’s Day the, Identity Collaboration Day will take the inverse approach and focus on what these groups actually have in common and how we can, and ARE, working together to leverage the sweet spots within both areas of approach.  We hope that you’ll join us in working to dispel negative competitive perceptions and work towards harmonized approaches for the good of all!

We imagine a whole range of interesting topics that user-centric and enterprise communities contribute to will be put forth. You can see the range of topics covered at the most recent IIW in November here on their wiki.   Kantara’s current list of working groups is here and latest announcements can be found here.

So…. if you are involved in the Identity Commons or Kantara Initiative, OIX, Open ID, Information Cards or anything else identity related come and spend a day collaborating together!

Like IIW, the agenda will be created live the day of the event by the participants.  Ideas for session topics are gathered as attendees register and they will be shared online leading up to the event.

Due to the many different activities happening on the Monday before RSA, we have divided the day into 2 distinct sessions – morning and afternoon. Tickets are available for the entire day or for just the Morning or Afternoon session. Agenda creation will happen a second time just after lunch at the beginning of the Afternoon session.

The venue is in downtown San Francisco, just a short walking distance, cab or subway ride from the RSA Convention Center.

Please e-mail us if you have questions about the event (


8:00 AM               Registration – Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30            Agenda Creation Part 1
9:30 – 10:30          Session 1
10:30 – 11:30        Session 2
11:30 -12:30         Session 3
12:30                    Lunch & Registration for Afternoon Session

We plan to serve a tasty and easily transportable box lunch!

1:30 – 2:00            Agenda Creation Part 2
2:00 – 3:00            Session 4
3:00 – 4:00            Session 5
4:00 – 5:00            Session 6
5:00 – 5:30            Closing

5:30 – 6:30            Social Hour Immediately Following the Closing