About Federal Identity Forum

WEST imageThe Federal Identity Forum (FedID) has been the U.S. Government’s annual identity conference since 1995. Its mission is to bring together identity experts to exchange information and enhance public-private collaboration to solve the federal government’s toughest identity challenges and help ensure a vibrant identity community.

The government holds FedID outside the Washington, D.C., area to provide an immersive environment where attendees can fully dedicate their time and attention over three days. FedID is a safe space for identity professionals from the federal government, private sector and academia to jointly explore new technologies and discuss innovative concepts that could enhance our nation’s security and prosperity.

FedID Frequently Asked Questions

  What does Virtual Collaboration Event mean?

FedID has always been a space for government agencies and private industries to come together and collaborate. We are going to try and maintain that same level of connection in our virtual event space. We understand that an event is so much more than a one way street of information. FedID 2020 will not just be a virtual event space. It will be a space to collaborate and make connections even after the broadcast has finished.

  Who attends FedID?

FedID annually attracts over 1000 identity professionals who dedicate three days to information exchange and collaboration-building. Well over one third of FedID attendees are federal employees, with the majority being senior officials that personally manage federal identity programs or provide senior leadership to offices that leverage identity capabilities.

They view FedID as their primary venue for explaining the status of their programs and ongoing challenges to the identity community, as well as receiving guidance and uncovering innovation solutions from the non-government identity community. The remaining attendees are identity professionals from private industry, academia, non-profits, and researchers from across the U.S. and internationally. For these attendees FedID not only enables them to hear directly from USG agencies but also, because of the event’s uniquely dedicated environment, to have substantive conversations with senior federal officials that are otherwise difficult to obtain throughout the year.

  When/where does FedID take place?

FedID will take place virtually on September 8-11th 2020

  Where can I download the Mobile App?

The Mobile App will be available a month before the show.

  Where is the exhibit hall located?

Everything this year will be located online.

View the 2020 Floor Plan.

Registration and Program Questions

  How much does it cost to attend?

The cost to attend the conference will be posted at a later date.

  Where can I find the Conference Agenda?

The full conference agenda will be available in Spring of 2020.

  How do I register?

Registration is currently unavailable. Contact the FedID Registration Center with any further questions at (703) 631-6200 or FedIDregistration@spargoinc.com.

Know Before You Go

  What technology do I need to attend?

More information will be shared as we get closer to the meeting.

All badges must be picked up on site at the registration desk. All registrants will receive a confirmation notice via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the FedID Registration Center at (703) 631-6200 or FedIDregistration@spargoinc.com.

Information about parking garages located near the convention center is available online.

Professional business attire is suggested. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day.

Active duty military speakers are encouraged to wear Army Service B Uniform (USA), Air Force Service B Uniform (USAF), Khaki Uniforms with Ribbons (USN), Service B “Bravo” (USMC) or Tropical Blue (USCG). Civilian presenters are encouraged to wear equivalent professional business attire.

  How can I receive a pre and post-show attendee list?

AFCEA does not release their pre or post show attendee lists. Lead retrieval units will be available for rental.

  Who should I contact for accessibility assistance?

AFCEA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6238 or email events@afcea.org.

  Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy

Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record or videotape any portion of the FedID proceedings.

Information on transportation to and around the Atlanta Marriott Marquis can be found here.

No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the exhibit hall at any time.

Exhibit & Sponsor Information

  How can I exhibit and/or sponsor?

For information about how to exhibit, sponsorships and patron levels, and cost of exhibit space and sponsorships or to reserve exhibit space or sponsorship opportunity, change exhibit space, change the company contact information or cancel exhibit space, contact.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales/Sponsor Opportunites
(703) 995-2567

Exhibit information, current list of exhibitors and the exhibit hall floor plan are available online.

  What additional resources are available?

Check out the Exhibitor Service Manual and the Exhibitor Resources to maximize your exhibiting experience. Both will be available Summer 2020.

Prepare to be Aware

Conferences present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. government employees, academia, defense industry and other personnel to collect our critical information. Be a hard target! Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.


  • Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified critical information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
  • Be suspicious of strangers. Even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
  • Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing critical information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events. Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule. Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks.
  • If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned), use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity, understand that you may expose personal and work-related critical information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.