Relying on passwords is passé. Modern authentication systems and standards have emerged to provide more efficient ways for organizations to provide strong security and better interactions with their brands.

Authenticate events provide expert insights into the who, what, how and why of user authentication – with a focus on the FIDO standards-based approach. Authenticate, hosted by the FIDO Alliance, delivers a variety of formats to suit your schedule, and will give you the tools you need to move past passwords.

About FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. The FIDO Alliance promotes the development of, use of, and compliance with standards for authentication and device attestation. The FIDO Alliance is working to change the nature of authentication with open standards that are more secure than passwords and SMS OTPs, simpler for consumers to use, and easier for service providers to deploy and manage.


Sep 23

This Authenticate Summit will bring together leaders from the public and private sector to look at the imperative for strong authentication for government services, including considerations for implementing modern authentication systems for e-citizen services and remote government workforces, government agency case studies, the intersection with global policy and more.

Oct 18-20

Authenticate 2021 Conference

Motif Hotel in Seattle, Washington

The 2021 event will focus on providing excellent content, a dynamic expo hall, and other networking opportunities while adhering to all CDC and local health/distancing requirements.



Go in-depth on the state of authentication today, including: passwords, OTPs and push-based authentication; FIDO and W3C standards; single sign on solutions; decentralized authentication; biometrics and FIDO security keys; and risk-based authentication mechanisms.


Build your authentication strategy with content on IAM integration, the value of certification and metadata service for assessing risk, and FIDO’s relationship to broader identity topics including identity verification, account recovery and blockchain.


Meet the practitioners that have implemented modern authentication platforms with FIDO in enterprise, commercial and government settings. Get step-by-step information on how they did it, the challenges they faced & the results they achieved.


Discover the unique authentication requirements in IoT, payments, healthcare and government; and how FIDO fits with initiatives like W3C Web Payments, EMVCo 3DS and SRC, and Project Verify


Get a broad view on how moving to modern authentication can help your company meet global regulatory requirements.


See FIDO in action and make 1-1 connections with technology providers helping organizations move to modern authentication now


Thanks to our 2021 Signature Sponsors

Sponsorships are still available for our 2021 events

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Buzz from Attendees

Authenticate Financial Services Virtual Summit

97% of Summit attendees rated speakers as high or very high quality.

Attendees were engaged for an average of 127 minutes (out of 150 minutes of content) 87% of attendees found the content to be highly relevant

Authenticate 2020

The inaugural event was attended by over 1,250 thought leaders in authentication, spanning industries and borders.

94% of attendees agree the content was what they were looking for 88% of attendees said they would attend again


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