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Kantara members talked about their latest product and service releases, many of which have been informed by or derived from Kantara work, and Kantara working group chairs Eve and Andrew and editors editor David provided insights into the new and ground breaking work underway, such that President Allan and I were largely 'surplus to requirements' in our respective roles as moderator and MC.  The workshop simply took its own path.  This was no more evident than when, with looks of trepidation on the faces of our event hosts and organizers, as we proceeded to select members of our two discussion panels that were interspersed through presentations from Kantara members, dynamically and directly from the floor.  How often do you see an all women panel at an identity show? I don't think I ever have, at least not until our Seattle pre-conference workshop panel! Thank you Barbara, Heather, Katryna and Sarah! The day finished on a perfect note as we headed to Wilde Rover Irish Pub in Kirkland to be treated with music by the identity community's own band - ZZ Auth and the Love Tokens. Seattle, you really turned it on for us.

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September also saw Kantara's public announcment announcement of its intent to restructure the membership dues for 2018 and, like everything we do in Kantara, we sought and received comments from members which have seen it much improved.  Some dues categories actually reduce in price while others increase, but the overall effect is to make it easier for smaller organizations to support and be supported by Kantara, and for larger organzations organizations to derive brand association and thought leadership through the Kantara work they sponsor. 

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Our next pre-conference workshop to curtain-raise Kuppinger Cole's Consumer Identity World Tour 2017 is in Paris, 27th NovmemberNovember.  Our EU-based members are 'circling the wagons' to ensure that it is a great show. More details to follow in the Kantara community e-newsletter coming to your mailbox in a couple of week's time. 

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