The organiser of next-generation identity solutions event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has launched a call for speakers for the event's ground-breaking conference.SDW 2018 conference chairman Mark Lockie is seeking industry experts and government officials who are free to share their experience and knowledge with colleagues and fellow government representatives at the event.Themes to be explored at the show, which will be held at the QEII Centre in London betweem 25-27 June, include “Technological trends – The shape of things to come”. This theme will look at challenges, such as terrorism, organised crime, forced migration, identity fraud and social exclusion, that continue to challenge policymakers across the world.Meanwhile, “Design & manufacture: Best practice”, will explore how best practice plays an invaluable role in raising the bar to limit counterfeiting and fraud.In sessions covering “Bringing next-generation government identity solutions to life”, experts will explain how secure identity credentials have been developed over decades and today are used by more people than ever before for an increasing number of applications – from proving their identity, to international travel, and accessing government services.Sessions on “Driving global interoperability” will explore how secure documents need to be readable in multiple locations by multiple actors. Systems need to interface with other systems. And end-users should be able to use their identity or credentials in new and innovative ways.Successful contributions will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, content, originality and expertise/experience of the speaker.For full details on planned themes, see here.To submit a speech proposal, please download the application form and send it to Conference Chair, Mark Lockie, by Friday 15 December 2017.