Welcome to CypherCon 5.3 CypherCon SP3 CypherCon 5 Rev. 3 CypherCon 5 RC3

The conference for hackers coders hackers creatives hackers curious

The Wisconsin Hacker Conference you’ve been waiting for. Now better than ever. Grab your 2022 tickets before they’re gone!

Returning April 28-30, 2022

Explore The Mysterious Cypher Forest

(Locked until the event)

CypherCon 2022

Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Apr 28 – Thursday: 1:00PM-10:00PM  [After Party: DUAL CORE]
Apr 29 – Friday: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Apr 30 – Saturday: Hak4Kidz & Midwest Gaming Classic

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CypherCon Podcast

Hacker History

Frequently asked questions

What is CypherCon?

CypherCon is Wisconsin’s largest annual hacker conference based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Topics include Hacking, Information Security, Privacy, Cryptography, Forensics, and other Security oriented topics.

When and where is CypherCon 5.3 (2022)?

April 28 & 29, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thursday: 1:30PM-10:00PM (Afterparty 10pm-2am)

Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday is a kids day with hak4kidz and MGC (separately ticketed)

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.

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 1:30pm on Thursday.

Are CypherCon tickets transferable?

2022: CLOSED – The window for transferring ticket names has ended.

2023: 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.

Every year: You may contact us to verify and switch names in our system up to 3 weeks prior to the event.