mDL Workshop

Secure Technology Alliance mDL Workshop – November 2021

The Secure Technology Alliance is hosting a Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) Workshop following the U.S. Payments Forum’s Fall Member Meeting. The workshop will educate potential relying parties and accelerate mDL adoption through technical discussions, an exchange of piloting and early adoption information and mDL technology demonstrations. Accepting mDLs can enhance the customer service experience, streamline customer flows, and reduce the acceptance of false documents. This workshop will offer the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss implementation and adoption challenges, identify best practices, and highlight friction points and risks.

The Alliance will also host an AAMVA and ISO-led regional mDL test event for North America prior to the mDL Workshop. Attendees at the mDL Workshop are welcome to join participants from the mDL test event and the U.S. Payment Forum Fall Member Meeting at an afternoon introductory session covering use cases, technical demonstrations, and a social event on Wednesday, November 10th. The mDL Workshop takes place on Thursday, November 11th. All sessions will be available for virtual or in-person attendance.

Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum member organizations who wish to add additional participants to attend the workshop can pay $195 for each additional person during early registration. After October 14th, fee is $295 (regular registration) for each additional person.

For organizations who are not Alliance members, please visit for further details about the Secure Technology Alliance and information about becoming a member. Non-member organizations who wish to attend can also pay the above rates to attend the meeting.

* Media and analysts are not eligible to attend the meeting
Association, Government, University, and Associate Member level limit of 1 member passes
General Member level limit of 1 member passes
Leadership Council level limit of 2 member passes


Advisory Council Sponsor

Registration Badge Sponsor


Schedule Overview
Wednesday, November 10th
3:00 – 6:00 Early Workshop Registration –
3:30 – 6:30









Welcome and Opening of mDL Workshop Event 

  • Brief Welcome – Jason Bohrer STA (5 min)
  • Value of ISO/IEC 18013-5 (tie activities of ISO/IEC 18013-5 Approval/Publication Promotion)
  • Use Cases for mDL on Day One and Beyond
    • mDL Use Cases
      • How trust is verified with mDL; Capabilities of the ISO 18013-5 Standard
      • Interaction Modes and how to determine
      • Defining the requirements of your Use Case
    • Verifier Discussion
    • Available tools and resources
  • Technical Demonstration – various use cases, interoperability
  • Social Event & Professional Networking – 5:00-6:30
    • Registered USPF, Interoperability Test, & mDL Workshop Attendees and Speakers
Thursday, November 11th
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Networking (Austin Room)
8:30 – 9:00


Welcome and Opening of mDL Workshop Event 

  • Welcome & Agenda Overview – Jason Bohrer STA
9:00 – 10:45




Early Adoption Panel Discussions

Visibility of Pilot Activities & Early Adoption Benefits, Risk Management, or Key

  • Pilot Activities (AZ, DE, FL, IA, KY, OK, UT)
    • Restaurant & Beverage Community (Age Verification)
    • Banking & Credit Unions (enrollment);
    • Aviation Community (TSA)
    • Pharmacies (Initial mDL Pilots – Virginia)
  • Early Implementation, Relying Party Use Cases, and Risk Management –
    • Showcase the use cases Target, Walmart created and regional relying parties in Utah who are adopting

More effective communication: better visibility, faster sharing of outcomes, best practices, benchmarks   

  • How do we/can we make easier for organizations to partner/Visibility within & across state pilots?
  • Identify/lower barriers to partnering and enhancing BD opportunities
  • Key use cases; encouraging population of use case templates; metrics to support adoption

ISO 18013-5 Publication – Key note of Communications Strategy

10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15


Merchant & Retailers Adoption – Issues & Priorities roundtable

  • Major Retailer Moderating
  • Views on value, adoption issues, early implementation criteria and risk Management
  • Payment Infrastructure – adoption insights, lifecycle/modernization, and risk & cost control strategies

Relying Party Associations

  • Association perspectives on mDL adoption planning, key issues
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch


mDL TECHNOLOGY Considerations

  • AAMVA Priorities (AAMVA) – Why RPs can Trust an mDL
    • Digital Trust Service
    • mDL Implementation Guidelines
  • Testing Interoperability – Summary & Report Out

mDL / MID & Payment Community

  • Brands strategic perspective on mDL value and mDL adoption, issues for consideration

Legislative Perspective:  Key Issues from State and Federal Legislation

  • Moderator: State Legislative Leader:  State mDL Champion, related enabling legislation, and federal Real ID Perspective.
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:00


State Relying Parties:  NASCIO moderator, State Senior Leaders (SoS, CIOs, CTO, Major Relying Party Dept)

Market Research & Estimates around MIDs/mDLs

  • Demand/Market research and estimates around MIDs/mDLs 

Integrators – Building & Scaling Support and Momentum for mDL Acceptance

  • Key in supporting policy development, integration/modernization planning, technical guidance,

Vision & Next Steps – Full Conference in 2022, Tom Lockwood

Closing Remarks, Jason Bohrer 


Hotel Information

JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria, 5150 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

  • Getting to the hotel from the airport
    • William P Hobby Airport (HOU)
      • Estimated taxi fare: 55 USD (one way
      • Driving Directions: Take Airport Blvd. to 45 North to 610 West/North. Exit Westheimer and turn left. Hotel is past the 2nd stop light (McCue St.) on the right before Sage Rd.
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
      • Estimated taxi fare: 65 USD (one way)
      • Driving Directions: Take JFK Blvd to Beltway 8 West to 45 South to 610 West/South. Exit Westheimer and turn right. Hotel entrance is past the 2nd stop light (McCue St.) on the right before Sage Rd.
  • Covid Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum is offering sponsorship opportunities to members for the meeting. Click here to see the sponsorship prospectus and contact Jason Bohrer ([email protected]) if you’d like a sponsorship.


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About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.

The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.

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