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With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world we knew began changing at lightning speed. Each of us, our families, businesses, our governments were all forced to alter our “standard operating procedures,” and any sense of priorities and normal routines were paused or painfully abandoned.

However, amidst the hardships, upheaval and uncertainty, there is an opportunity. Canada must take pragmatic steps to build foundations for our lives that will leave us stronger, and more prepared for the future. Reducing our dependence on in-person transactions and physical signatures is a logical step forward. Digital ID and authentication is key.

If we reflect on the transactions that have ground to a halt or experienced unacceptable friction over the last two months, it’s easy to see that we need to work and think differently if we are to capture the benefits of a digital world.

We need to be able to share medical records and test results digitally, securely and privately to only the trusted recipients. We need to be able to digitally sign contracts, deeds, and wills with a trusted standard that we all recognize. We need to be able to trust the identity of our medical equipment suppliers or contract bidders, and app developers.

Canada needs a system for secure digital transactions to underpin our emerging digital lives and we needed it years ago. A proverb suggests that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.


What is IdentityNORTH?

IdentityNorth is the leading event for individuals and organizations interested in digital identity and the digital economy. It is where Canadian and international leaders come to share the ideas and knowledge that will drive Canada’s digital future.

The conference delivers high value content through its subject matter experts, keynotes and an “unconference” day – a participant driven event where attendees build the agenda and lead inspiring and insightful sessions on contemporary identity topics.

What to Expect:

Learn from and connect with THE leaders of Canada’s digital economy at Canada’s premier digital ID and authentication conference.

From inspiring and provocative main stage talks, to dynamic interactions in the virtual un-conference and attendee lounge, the IdentityNORTH 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Summit will provide attendees with the opportunity to network, learn, and explore in new and exciting ways.

Leveraging the opportunities that the digital format presents, IdentityNORTH 2020 will also feature presentations from high profile global leaders – bringing the best of the world to Canada, and sharing the best of Canada with the world.

More than just two days, the IdentityNORTH 2020 Annual Summit will provide community members with the opportunity to connect and share leading up to and following the Summit. Together we will tackle the BIG digital and human questions impacting our sector, our businesses, our communities, and our world.

Ticket Pricing:

General $109

Government $99

Last Minute $139

Students & Educators (with ID) $65

Social Impact (Non-Profit, Charity, Diversity Partners) $65

Agenda:

Key speakers from across Canada and around the world on these themes:

  1. What can / should we be implementing right now? (and how do we ensure that decisions we make now, don’t come back to haunt us?)
  2. What projects do we want to plan now to implement as soon as we get a little breathing room? (and how can we get them “shovel-ready” so that we can start as soon as possible?)
  3. What are the moonshot projects we want to launch to remake our lives, to create the future we want to see?

View the Draft Agenda: https://www.identitynorth.ca/events/identitynorth2020/

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