Every year the Call for Speakers marks a special time in our event journey. Content is the heart of our conference, and KNOW Identity would not be what it is today without speakers who are committed to bringing important identity conversations to the front lines.  

Identity is a fundamental enabler with limitless use cases. But while compliance is about rules and regulations and financial services is about numbers, identity is about people. We’re looking for speakers who are passionate about identity and ready to solve some of the biggest challenges that face our modern, digital world. 

We’re at a tipping point in the digital transformation, where identity is no longer a nice-to-have; it is the cornerstone of our daily interactions, in-person and online. KNOW Identity was born to bring identity professionals together and create a space for a dynamic community to educate and inspire one another. 

We’re on the lookout for our identity superheroes that can contribute to the conversation and provoke thoughtful debates among this community. If you’re on the fence about whether to apply, here are five reasons you should put your application together today. 

Become an Identity Superhero! We truly value our speakers’ expertise and participation. KNOW Identity is hosted by a team of identity experts, but our speakers are an essential piece of this conference, bringing unique passions and perspective that ultimately make KNOW the most forward-thinking, substantive identity conference out there. Plus, all our speakers get a complimentary ticket to attend the entire conference. 


Reach a new audience. This year, we expect over 2,000+ attendees and 500+ companies will attend KNOW. Whether you’re passionate about compliance, the data economy, product building, technology standards, or user experience, we have a track where it’s relevant.  We purposely create an agenda focused on the identity industry as a whole. We want to facilitate discussions that provide tactical takeaways and address higher-lever conversations that span industries and verticals. Your speaker presentation may be the inspiration for a new patient identity platform or mobile verification product. 


Identity is an emerging industry. The identity space is now where the payments industry was ten years ago, and we firmly believe that the identity industry will be at least as important as the financial services industry in the coming years. This is your chance to establish yourself as an identity expert in a new, relatively unexplored field. We know first-hand that this community is bursting with brilliant, talented minds, who are capable of making a real difference in how the identity transformation unfolds. If you care about the future of identity and are ready to join the next generation of identity educators, influencers, and mentors this is the perfect moment to get involved!


Meet other identity gurus. Meet other people who care about identity just as much as you do. We know that collaboration is important in an emerging industry when companies and people are figuring out how to make identity work for everyone. We provide content and networking opportunities to make sure you’re connecting with people who are passionate about what you’re passionate about. Plus, you might meet your next client, partner, or co-founder in the process – it happens every year at KNOW!


Join the KNOW Community. KNOW Identity is hosted by OWI. We’re not a team of event managers (though we do love to put on a great show), we’re a team of people who care about identity and promoting important identity-related conversations. Since we launched KNOW, the community has seen dozens of new investments, more innovative new products and platforms than we can count, and several successful exits. We’re a group of identity nerds talking about the solutions that will change the industry, then going out and building them. We would love for you to be a part of that community. 

What are you waiting for? Help us raise the bar for identity professionals across the board, and apply today! Still not convinced? Contact us with questions or for more information.