This years conference was a great success with over 1,000 participants and 75 exhibitors.

Additional details of the conference including conference presentations will be posted on the conference website in the near future.

The Biometric Consortium wishes to thank our conference sponsors, supporting organizations, speakers and exhibitors for their  valuable contributions that made BC2004 a resounding success.


The Conference Offered Over 90 Speakers
from Government, Industry and Academia

Plus 75 Technology Exhibits

And included Biometric Symposium: Special Session on Research & New Technologies


Featured Speakers were: 


Hon. Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security 


David M. Wennergren, Dept. of the Navy, Chief Information Officer


James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence

$400 registration fee covered all
seminars, exhibits, lunches, and reception

The Biometric Consortium Conference provides a forum to discuss government and commercial implementations and initiatives, recent advances of the technology as well as biometric business models. The conference will also examine ongoing standards developments, research and evaluation of biometric technologies. The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP), the DoD Biometrics Management Office (BMO), The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO), the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Electronic Government and Technology, Office of Governmentwide Policy and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are proud to co-sponsor this event.  Supporting Organizations include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA),  the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) and, The Biometric Foundation.

Conference Highlights:

                    Over two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial officers.

                    Multiple-track conference, technology seminars and biometric technology exhibits (open during the entire conference)

                    A special session on research: The Biometrics Symposium conducted by West Virginia University (click here to go to the research session description and for instructions on abstract submission)

                    The registration fee covered all sessions, seminars, conference materials, exhibits, lunches (Monday & Tuesday), a reception on Monday evening and coffee breaks.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is open to the general public. The topics are appropriate for a wide variety of individuals - policy developers and decision makers, government and industry executives, information technology users and developers, IT CEOs, CTOs and product managers, law enforcement officials, system integrators, personal authentication and information security specialists, educators and students, government, industry, and academia researchers and everyone involved in utilizing biometric-based solutions for a wide range of personal identification/authentication applications including homeland security and the prevention of ID theft.


Conference Sponsors:                 Click here to see our current Exhibitors:


To: West Virginia Web site - includes a logo

Office of Electronic Government and Technology
Office of Governmentwide Policy

Supporting Organizations:



InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards

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