About RFID Journal LIVE! 2016

RFID Journal LIVE! is the world's largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification and related technologies. Now in its 14th year, LIVE! features more than 200 exhibitors from around the world. The conference program, which features more than 100 sessions—including more than 50 new end-user case studies—is comprised of preconference seminars, the main conference (keynotes and tracks) and post-conference master classes and workshops.

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Preconference seminars

The conference agenda will include the following preconference seminars on May 3:


RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 features two fast-track training courses, in partnership with RFID4U, on May 3:

Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate Training
This advanced, one-day fast-track course, featuring the latest equipment and relevant RFID deployment scenarios, provides a solid foundation to design, install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot an RFID deployment and prepare participants for the RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate exam. The exam will be delivered onsite at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, so you can get trained and certified during the event.

Main Conference

The main conference opens on May 3 with two afternoon keynote addresses, followed by a cocktail reception in the exhibit hall. There will be three more keynote addresses by leading end users on the morning of May 4. These sessions describe some of the world's largest, most sophisticated or most innovative RFID deployments to date, and show how the technology is being used across major industries.

The main conference will also feature four industry-specific tracks and four how-to tracks:

Industry Tracks How-to Tracks
Manufacturing  Innovation
Retail / Apparel  Payments / Authentication
Defense / Aerospace Supply Chain / Logistics
Health Care / Pharmaceutical   Technology / Infrastructure

Post-conference Master Classes and Seminars

The education will continue with two post-conference Master Classes and two workshops:


In addition, exhibitors will be displaying the latest products and innovations across all types of radio frequency identification technologies, including:

  • Passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF)
  • Passive high-frequency (HF)
  • Passive low-frequency (LF)
  • Ultrawide-band (UWB)
  • RuBee
  • 802.11x
  • Active UHF
  • ZigBee
  • Hybrid tags
  • And much more

Additional Features

What's more, the event will feature:

Let Us Guide You

To help you get the most out of this event, we offer:

  • RFID Connect event-planning tool: Attendees can log on and add sessions they want to attend to a personalized daily calendar, as well as arrange meetings, add exhibitors they want to visit to their to-do list and much more.
  • RFID Connect mobile app: Everything you set up at the RFID Connect website will be synched with your smartphone app, so you will have your personalized schedule in the palm of your hand. Plus, you can highlight booths on the floor plan by types of products offered or industries served.
  • Concierge service: Unsure which sessions might be relevant to your needs, or which exhibitors might have the solutions to your business problems? You can arrange a phone interview prior to the event with one of our editors, who will offer suggestions.

Our focus, in organizing LIVE! 2016, has been to help attendees learn how they can benefit from using RFID technologies, and find the exhibitors with the technology solutions that will help them cut costs, boost efficiencies and enhance their bottom line. Register today.