The Symposium on Authentication Technologies for Research and Education will be held Monday, October 4 on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, to be followed immediately by the associated 5th anniversary celebration and meeting of the International Grid Trust Federation and The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority October 5-7. The symposium and subsequent 5th anniversary celebration will be held at the International Cultural Center on the grounds of Texas Tech University, near the TTU Museum and National Ranching Heritage Center. This top-notch facility will provide an appropriate setting to recognize and commemorate the value to international research provided by TAGPMA and the other member authorities of the IGTF since its formation in October 2005. Please mark your calendars and consider participating in this meeting. See the call for presentation abstracts and meeting registration details.