If you are going to the 2011 EDUCAUSE annual conference, you'll find plenty of sessions related to federated identity management.
InCommon will have two half-day Day CAMPs on the Tuesday pre-conference day: "Getting Started with Identity Management" in the morning, and "Getting Started with the InCommon Federation" in the afternoon. Both require a separate registration.
Wednesday's offerings include two poster sessions, a discussion of higher ed and the identity ecosystem (with Ken Klingenstein, Jack Suess, Rodney Petersen, Renee Shuey, and Peter Alterman), and an InCommon Update.
Here is a summary and links to the individual sessions.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
Two half-day InCommon preconference sessions:
Day CAMP: Getting Started with Identity Management (8:30 am – noon)
Day CAMP: Getting Started with the InCommon Federation (1 pm – 4:30 pm)
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011
IdM Discussion for CIOs and IT Leaders, 10:30-11:20 amhttp://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/SESS157
A New Model for Managing the Release of Personally Identifying Information in a Federated World (poster session – 1:30-2:30 pm)
Community Certificate Service: Cost Savings and Domain Space Control (poster session – 1:30-2:30 pm)
IAM Discussion Group poster session, 1:30-2:30 pmhttp://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/PS081
Department of Education Initiatives for Data and Information Protection, 2:30-3:20 pm ET [they’ll be talking about 2-factor authentication)http://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/SESS156
Higher Education's Role in the Identity Ecosystem (3:30-4:20 pm)
InCommon Update: What’s New in the Community? (4:50-5:40 pm)
Federated Identity: A Discussion of Value Challenges, and the Future (market research night with AegisUSA and Unicon – 5:30-7 pm)
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
IAM Working Group Community Update, 1:30-2:20 pm EThttp://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/SESS156
Reaching for the Silver Ring: High-Value Applications & Best Practices in IdM, 2:30-3:20 pm ET