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About Federal Identity Forum

WEST imageFormerly known as the Global Identity Summit, the Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 19) has been the U.S. federal government’s primary outreach and collaboration-building event with the worldwide identity community since 1995.

FedID provides an immersive environment where identity professionals from the federal government, private sector and academia can dedicate three days to strategic planning, information sharing, needs analysis, collaboration and relationship building. FedID venues are chosen to support this environment and enable concurrent presentation tracks, workshops and exhibition space.

Already the most important and highly attended government identity event in North America, FedID will set new standards in delivery of education in sessions and solutions in the exhibit hall.

FedID Frequently Asked Questions

  Who attends FedID?

Check out the Verified Attendee Report to see who attended at last year's Forum and Expo.

  When/where does FedID take place?

The event takes place September 23-26, 2019 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. More information is available here.

  Where can I download the Mobile App?

The Mobile App is available and can be found here.

  Visiting the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hours

Show Hours
Tuesday, September 24 • 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday, September 25 • 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday, September 26 • 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  Where is the exhibit hall located?

West Hall
Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

View the 2019 Floor Plan.

Registration and Program Questions

  How much does it cost to attend?

Rates vary depending on military/government and AFCEA membership status. Specific pricing is available here.

  Where can I find the Conference Agenda?

The full conference agenda can be found online, or through the official conference mobile app

  How do I register?

Registration is linked here. Contact the FedID Registration Center with any further questions at (703) 631-6200 or

  Additional Featured Programming

Check the full agenda for all programming updates.

Know Before You Go

  Where do I pick up my badge?

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

  Where can I park?

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

  What is the recommended attire?

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

  Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy

Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record or videotape any portion of the FedID proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration to photograph and/or videotape at the show.

Exhibit personnel may photograph and/or videotape only their personnel and equipment within the confines of their booth.

Failure to comply with this policy will result in confiscation of devices or material and administrative action under applicable government guidelines.

Attendees understand that AFCEA and their authorized representatives (show management) may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or videotape in any part of the conference and exhibit hall. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by show management in publications or other media material produced for the purposes of conference promotion, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television and websites. Attendee and exhibitor registration grants show management permission and consent for use of this photography and video.

  What are the public transportation options?

Information on transportation to and around the Tampa Convention Center can be found here.

  Are there any age restrictions to get into the exhibit hall?

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 explore the Exhibitor Resources to get additonal tips before this year's Forum.

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.