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Become a speaker

Our 2022 Call for Presentations current status is “CLOSED”. However we are seeking those willing to be backup speakers. Meaning, lots of our previously accepted 2020/2021/2022 speakers will be speaking at CypherCon 5.3, however with the pandemic, it may be challenging for last second work approvals. So we need your help, will you be a backup speaker? Apply at our 2022 CFP page.

CypherCon 5.1 (2021) seeks proposals on interesting content to make this an exciting event for our attendees and documented for those that are unable to attend. CypherCon encourages submissions on all types of topics but selection emphasis will direct towards hacker topics, 2021’s theme is ‘glitch’, we are seeking topics of paradigm shifts in our industry. CypherCon 6.0 (2022) will have a new theme and will be noted at the 2021 closing ceremony.

Call For Artists

The CypherCon 5.3 (2022) Call for Artists is OPEN! Interested in creating unique and creative pieces? Physical or Digital Art? Make Music? Create Video? We offer badges and new for 2022, we will be offering all contributing artists and content providers access to a special VIP artists cocktail social. Contact us on how to get involved.

We are seeking all types of hacker related art. Grants available.

Become a Volunteer

Been to an event already and want to do more? A ton of effort goes on behind the scenes to ensure everyone has a great time. Enrich the Wisconsin hacker community by helping run the show and meet some amazingly talented locals! We need talent of all types! Help us fill in this blank canvas! Know how to code? Are you a writer? Want to be part of a village? Have an idea or project that CypherCon should take on? We are community. Tell us how you want to get involved.

If you have not been to a CypherCon. We recommend starting by getting involved in a specialty, perhaps with a village! Into lock-picking, AI, or bio-hacking? There is a place for you! Into hardware and firmware? Also a place for you! We are happy to give you an introduction.

Create a puzzle or cypher

You made it this far down the page. You enjoy details. Maybe you enjoy codes and puzzle creation? Interested in filling in part of our blank canvas by sharing a “hacker related” puzzle with the community? We’d love to see what you have in mind and help you publish your content. We include hundreds of puzzles during, before, or even after the event!

Our most devoted attendees seek out a deeper layer of our annual hacker event. Right in the name of the conference is “Cypher” denoting “a secret or disguised way, of writing; encoding, of codes.” Since the birth of CypherCon there has been something deeper going on beyond the top layered glamour of our hacker culture full of art and music, the many social interactions and friendships, the presentations, the villages/security specializations, competitive and tricky contests. Found throughout the CypherCon events are various storylines of puzzles series revealing themselves in slightly disguised anomalies at every direction.

Those devoted attendees beg you to help us display your ingenuity in puzzles. Join us =) Contact us! We would love to incorporate your puzzles into our CypherForest.

New for 2022: Puzzle creators will gain private entry to a special VIP puzzlers cocktail social. Interested? Contact us.