Welcome to SecretCon

The conference for privacy enthusiasts digital creatives data protectors

The privacy trade show & 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

Who’s speaking

World-class speakers

What’s happening

Next-gen presentations.

History of Privacy & Security
Michael Goetzman

6:00 PM

Your Corporate Networks are Showing
Matt Orme

7:00 PM

The Cloud Attack Surface - Laughing at the OSI Model
Kat Traxler

8:00 PM

Zero to Hero: Starting a Cyber Security Career
Russell Gordon

9:00 PM

The hub for tech jargon.

SecretCon 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.

Frequently asked questions

What is SecretCon?

SecretCon is a privacy conference and tradeshow based in the Midwest since 2015. Normally it evolves around dinner and speakers discussing topics such as Privacy, Law, Data Protection, Information Security, Cryptography, Forensics, and other security oriented topics.

With the pandemic, our returning event will be sometime in 2022 with a “go/no go” decided in December 2021. When we return, anticipating over 250 attendees, which will likely need to be approved at the state and local levels.

When and where is SecretCon (2022)?

Previously events were held in Wisconsin. We are looking to expand 2022 and beyond into neighboring regions. The above times are subject to change.

Why does SecretCon Exist?

The event aims to lead, convene, and connect local and neighboring privacy professionals and information data privacy 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 past.

What is there to do at SecretCon?

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 SecretCon 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 SecretCon 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.