Welcome to CypherCon VI CypherCon 6 CypherCon 2023

The conference for hackers coders hackers creatives hackers curious

The Wisconsin Hacker Conference you’ve been looking for. Now better than ever. Grab your 2023 tickets before they’re gone!

Returning March 30-31, 2023

2023 Keynotes

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CypherCon 2023

Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Dates/Times:
Mar 30 – Thursday: 1:00PM-10:00PM  [After Party]
Mar 31 – 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 over 1100 attendees. 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 6 (2023)?

March 30 & 31, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Center

Thursday: 1:00PM-10:00PM

Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM

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 the moment.

Years 6-10 is about chooses one can make in life.

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 or three ticket types:

  1. Extreme/Ultimate LIMITED ticket which will include a special edition pcb badge.
  2. Digital ticket which includes our standard pcb badge.
  3. Analog ticket which is our plastic badge at a discounted price.

All tickets include attendance to all speakers and villages. The difference between analog, digital, and extreme/ultimate is the interactive badge. A piece of art.

I have my CypherCon tickets, now what?

You can pickup your badges and/or shirt or hoodies at “will call” at registration desk, beginning 1:00pm 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.