Welcome to CypherCon 2024 CypherCon VII CypherCon 7 CypherCon 2024

The conference for hackers coders hackers creatives hackers curious

Wisconsin’s Largest Technology Conference, A Hacker Conference! This is what you’ve been looking for: 75 +/- Speakers covering Topics for Offensive (Red Team) Defensive (Blue Team), a place for Executives, and a relaxed place to start (101 Tracks). Get your pass before they sell out!

Returning: April 4/5, 2024

CypherCon 2024

Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Apr 4 – Thursday: Doors open at Noon
Apr 5 – Friday: 10:00AM-5:00PM

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Frequently asked questions

What is CypherCon?

CypherCon is Wisconsin’s largest annual hacker conference based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with 5 speaker tracks and approximately 75 presentations. Topics include Hacking, Information Security, Privacy, Cryptography, Forensics, and other Security oriented topics. We also have tracks that dive into Blue Team, Career development, Security Leadership, and Risk.

When and where is CypherCon 7 (2024)?

April 4 & 5, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Center

Why does CypherCon Exist?

The event aims to lead, convene, and connect local and neighboring hacker and information security friends for an open discussion on strong cryptography, become advocacy outlet for privacy, and strive for the betterment of education of the general public in a diligent, loyal, honest manner, and not knowingly be part of any illegal or improper activities. We will accomplish this by being the interchange of knowledge and ideas, advancing the industry forward, while never forgetting our cultural hacker past.

Years 1-5 has been about immediacy & living in this exact moment.

Years 6-10 is about different paths and choices one can make in life. The 2023 theme is underground singularity(AI asking over without humans noticing) The 2024 theme is Casino Heist.

What is there to do at CypherCon?

The conference format allows for specialized areas called villages, interesting talks, informal discussions, socializing, challenges, contests, and competitions. Technology and hacking is the primary purpose of the con but recommend divination into other related topics. Some like hacking the badge, some like capture the flag, some like the presentation topics.

Frequently asked questions

What are the ticket types?

We offer two ticket:

  1. Digital ticket which includes our standard pcb badge.
  2. Analog ticket which is our plastic pass at a discounted price.

Both types include attendance to all speakers and villages. The difference between the analog pass and the digital badge is the interactive or art LED badge.

I have my CypherCon tickets, now what?

You can pickup your badges and/or shirt or hoodies at “will call” at registration desk, beginning 12:30pm on Thursday.

Are CypherCon tickets transferable?

Please contact us to confirm the transfer. Each ticket is picked up at will-call, transferred tickets may have to show an ID at the door to grant entry.

You may contact us to verify existing ticket status and switch names in our system up to 3 weeks prior to the event. This closes March 9th