FIDO Alliance announces the return of its authentication dedicated event

The FIDO Alliance announced the return of Authenticate, the only industry conference dedicated to all aspects of user authentication – including a focus on FIDO-based sign-ins. Authenticate 2023, featuring sponsors Google, Microsoft, and Yubico, will be held October 16-18, 2023 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA, just North of San Diego.

What can be expected of 2023 Authenticate?

Aimed at Chief Information Security Officers, security strategists, enterprise architects, and product and business leaders, this is the fourth straight year that the FIDO Alliance is hosting the public conference. The annual event is specifically designed to share education, tools, and best practices for modern authentication across web, enterprise, and govt applications.

Last year’s Seattle conference sold out for in-person attendance, welcoming more than 950 total attendees and remotely. The event featured over 100 sessions with highly engaging content, plus a sold-out exhibit area with 30 industry-leading exhibitors and sponsors.

Authenticate 2023 will build upon this foundation and feature detailed case studies, tutorials, expert panels, and lab sessions aimed at helping educate attendees on business drivers, technical considerations, and best practices for deploying modern authentication systems. Attendees also benefit from a dynamic expo hall and engaging networking opportunities.

How can you take part in the event?

Apply as an event speaker

The 2023 conference program committee has opened its call for speakers. Authenticate provides speakers with an opportunity to increase their industry reach and visibility by educating attendees on in-market approaches for deploying modern authentication solutions.

The 2023 conference committee is looking for vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on authentication strategies and best practices. Submissions can span all aspects of authentication implementations from initial research through piloting to rollout and beyond.

In addition, perspectives on global trends and considerations for user authentication should also be submitted. The 2023 conference committee is looking for a variety of session types and formats including main stage storytelling, introductory “101’s”, detailed case studies, technical tutorials, hands-on labs, and thought provoking panels. That said, diverse, global perspectives and presentations that focus on the following topic areas are welcome:

  • Authentication trends & insights
  • Modern authentication case studies & implementation strategy
  • Hands-on implementation guidance and best practices
  • Government impact on authentication

Other topic areas related to authentication will also be considered. Submissions that are unique, expertise-driven, and reflect diversity in speakers are most likely to be accepted. Product and sales pitches will not be accepted. The call for speakers closes on March 31.

Apply as an event sponsor

Authenticate 2023 is also accepting applications for sponsorship, offering opportunities to provide broader brand exposure, lead-generation capabilities, and a variety of other benefits for attendees. Signature sponsors for the 2023 event are Google, Microsoft, and Yubico.

For more about sponsorship opportunities, please view the prospectus. Sponsorship requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; requests for sponsorship should be sent to To submit an application as a speaker, please visit the website.