Edward Snowden to give keynote speech at first-ever K(NO)W Identity Conference this May

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There’s only one way anyone should hear whistleblower Edward Snowden: in his own words.

Attendees at the K(NO)W Identity Conference in Washington D.C. this spring will have the opportunity to do just that, as the controversial rule-breaker delivers the keynote presentation when things kick off May 15.

A former NSA contractor and internationally renowned truthseeker, Snowden will appear via live stream from Russia, giving those at the conference an exclusive talk on privacy and security. He’ll also tackle audience-submitted questions in a live Q&A session.

Held from May 15-17 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the K(NO)W Identity Conference aims to bring together a diverse group of experts to help solve the identity challenges of the 21st century.

“Identity is the hidden layer beneath the interactions between every business, their employees, and their customers,” said Travis Jarae, Co-Founder and CEO of One World Identity. “Privacy and security are fundamental considerations when discussing the future of identity, and we are thrilled to have Edward Snowden contribute to the conversation.”

The conference will also feature talks from U.S. Air Force CTO Frank Konieczny, Consult Hyperion Director David Birch, and Santander InnoVentures Venture Partner Pascal Bouvier, in addition to more than 140 additional speakers, representatives from 300 companies, and over 1,500 attendees.