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

The conference for hackers enthusiasts creatives curious

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

Tentatively set for April 28-30, 2022

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2022 Keynotes


Sarah Petkus

Mother of Machine: Teaching a Robot to See and Recognize

See the modern approach to developing an image recognition AI powered by TensorFlow, OpenAI, and good ol' Python.

Michelle Meas

COVID-19: Pandemic Pandemonium

Bruce Krawisz

Human Health and Climate Destabilization

Anita Nikolich


Who’s speaking

World-class speakers


Rene Kolga

Rene Kolga, CISSP, has over 15 years of cybersecurity experience in the areas of endpoint protection, insider threat, en...

Ron Kuriscak

on is an innovative Global Information and Cyber Security Executive with 20+ years of Corporate Security and Consulting ...

Olivia Stella

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John Platais

John Platais

Pilar Speranza-Weigel

<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Pilar:</strong> Pilar Speranza-Weigel, is a bilingual ...

Dr K, Jen and Darren

Dr. K hated his mandatory yoga classes in his high school in India but loved the meditation sessions – shav asana – ...

Alexander Rasin

Dr. Alexander Rasin is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University. ...

Dan Walters

<div>Daniel Walters is a Senior Systems Engineer with over a decade of successful engineering and systems integrat...

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CypherCon is the premiere place for tech news, dry-programming-humor, and digital creative exploration. We present a variety of different topics delivered by some of the biggest names in tech.

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Frequently asked questions

What is CypherCon?

CypherCon is a hacker conference based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Topics include Hacking, Information Security, Cryptography, Forensics, and other security oriented topics.

With the pandemic, our next shot is CypherCon 5.2 in Fall 2021 (no set dates yet) with a “go/no go” decided in June 2021. When we return, anticipating over 1000 attendees, which will likely need to be approved at the state and local levels. All 2020 purchased tickets are now “forever” tickets, good for one use at any future physical CypherCon event.

When and where is CypherCon 5.3 (2022)?

Tentatively April 28, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM

*The above times are subject to change.

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.

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?

2020/2021 digital tickets will include a special edition digital badge. Both include everything speaker and village related. Also, 2020 ticket holders will gain an additional item in addition to rolling their ticket into 2022: A digital ticket that includes the famous tymkr created electronic badge or an analog ticket that included a plastic badge which includes all event activities at a reduced cost. CypherCon 5.3 also provides over 75 students discounted prices on both electronic and analog badges.

All tickets included attendance to all speakers and villages. The difference between analog and digital is only the interactive badge created by the tymkrs.

I have my CypherCon tickets, now what?

We have your ticket on record. Please bring a screenshot of your 2020 or 2021 “Forever” ticket or 2022 ticket. You can pickup your badges and/or shirt, hoodies at “will call” at registration desk, beginning 1:30pm.

Are CypherCon tickets transferable?

Yes, However, you’ll need to 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 and switch names in our system up until 3 weeks prior to the event.