The third annual CypherCon will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Convention Center on April 12/13, 2018. To be successful we need help! We are now seeking volunteers and participation for various roles!


We are seeking companies interested in sponsoring our event and create an amazing learning experience here in Wisconsin. Please contact Michael Goetzman for sponsorship Information.



Call for Presentations is closed. Speakers will be announced at the End of January. Please consider submitting a talk in 2019.

CypherCon 3.0 seeks proposals on various content to make this an amazing 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 and cryptography. If you have a passion for discovering and disclosing how things work/break and enjoy sharing that knowledge with the local community, you have that hacker spirit we are looking for!

The CypherCon 3.0 Call for Presentations will began on October 15, 2017 and ended December 31, 2017! Please consider submitting a title and abstract in 2019. Provide enough information so it is clear on why attendees would find your topic interesting, fresh, and relevant. Also include a brief biography on yourself. Most speaker/panel sessions are allotted 25 or 45 minutes not including Q/A. Q/A will follow offline afterwards. All types of presentations are encouraged, from solo talks, group talks, demonstrations, and announcements on something exciting.



A lot goes on behind the scenes. Enrich the Wisconsin hacker community by helping run the show and meet some amazingly talented locals!

We recommend you get involved with a village!

But…Sometimes we need volunteers with interesting skillsets, particularly in the following areas:

  • Writers – Are you a story maker? Our puzzles need a story. We need words in orders that make sense! Help us with your magical abilities!
  • Art/Graphics – Can you turn pixels into master pieces? We could use your wizard powers!
  • Video – We would love to play around with video, can you film/edit for us?
  • Puzzles – You enjoy solving puzzles, but do you enjoy creating them?
  • Information Gurus/Setup/Takedown – Provide orientation and information to fellow attendees, as well as disseminate vital schedule and event updates. Keep an eye on things, make sure it flows smoothly! We need muscles and brains, whether it be stringing cables, loading and unloading heavy equipment, setting up lighting, hauling audio and video equipment, or smiling faces. We could use some help!



Interested in sharing a hacker related puzzle with the community? We’d love to see what you created! Contact us!



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Call for More! CypherCon invites any idea that might fit a Wisconsin Hacker conference. Have art, music, movies, or some crazy amazing idea? Want to host a new village? Do you have unique content that doesn’t seem to fit into any of the other categories? Email us those ideas, along with information about what it involves, to