Apologies for cross-postings.

Another exciting program from the New England chapter of the American
Society for Information Science and Technology (NEASIS&T)


Who Am I and How Do You Know For Sure?

Identity Management in a Web 2.0 World

Thursday, 20 April 2006, 8:30am-3:30pm

Bartos Theater, Building E-15, 20 Ames Street, MIT, Cambridge, MA

* How many times a day do you enter usernames and passwords?

* How do you keep track of them all?

* How often do you transfer private personal, financial or company data
over the web?

* How secure do you feel about it?

* How well does your organization protect the private information of
your consumers?

* How much of your identity is "out there" for the taking?

* How many times do you ask your consumers to identify themselves each
time they use your services?

Do you wish there was a better way?

So do Ben Adida, Dick Hardt and Paul Trevithick - and they're working on
it. Join the New England chapter of the American Society for Information
Science and Technology (NEASIS&T) for an invigorating day with three
leading innovators at the forefront of identity and security in today's
giddy environment of promiscuous information exchange over the Web. You
will learn what the technological, practical and social challenges are
for individuals and organizations in managing logins and the transfer of
sensitive data over the web.

You will get a sense of the range of initiatives exploring solutions and
what the barriers are. You will hear from an academic studying
cryptography and the semantic web as they apply to public policy issues
like voting and health records (Adida). You will hear from a vendor
developing solutions for organizations and individuals (Hardt). And you
will hear about efforts to develop open source technology to give users
more control over their online identity, profile and relationship
information (Trevithick).

NEASIS&T is pleased to present another timely program of leading
speakers and panel discussion. Join us!

* Ben Adida

- PhD Candidate, MIT ( <> )

- Affiliate, The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law
School (
<> )

- Author, "Benlog" ( <> )

* Dick Hardt

- Founder and CEO, Sxip Identity (
<> )

- Author, "Blame Canada" ( <>

* Paul Trevithick

- Co-Founder & CEO, Parity Communications (
<> ),

- Co-Founder, Social Physics (
<> )

- Technical Project Lead of Higgins (
<> )

$60 ASIST Members - $80 Non-Members - $40 Student/Retiree/Between Jobs

Lunch Included - Register by 14 April 2006 via

Questions?: E-mail Caryn Anderson ([log in to unmask])

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