This year’s HistoCrypt conference will involve a unique line-up of world-renowned speakers and panelists – including Bill Clinton, Giovanni Infantino, and Bill Cosby.
HistoCrypt (June 23-26 in Mons, Belgium), Europe’s most important crypto history conference, is once again approaching. It is a great honor for me to have been chosen to take the office of the program chair of this event. It goes without saying that I’m doing my best to hire as many top-level speakers and panelists as possible. The outstanding reputation of HistoCrypt (and perhaps my outstanding reputation) have made this task a lot easier.
Here is an excerpt from the (priliminary) agenda of HistoCrypt 2019:
The UK paradox: We broke the Enigma, but we are failing to handle the Brexit
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the UK
Methods to create a mediocre Voynich manuscript facsimile
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, plagiarism and falsification expert
The Lewinsky failure: How a Whitehouse affair became public, although the US uses the best ciphers
Bill Clinton, former US president
Panel discussion: Prison ciphers – A practical view
Panelists: Uli Hoeneß, O. J. Simpson, Bernard Madoff (via video conference), Bill Cosby (via video conference), Ross Ulbricht (via video conference)
How I learned that cell-phone encryption makes sense
Angela Merkel, German chancellor
Panel discussion: Would encryption have been a proper means to hide our tax frauds?
Panelists: Boris Becker, Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Cristiano Ronaldo
Panel discussion: Is frequency analysis always reliable?
Panelists: Al Gore and Hillary Clinton (experts in losing elections though having the majority of votes)
When your career works perfectly, but your private life is a desaster – a guide not only for cryptologists
Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer player
A practical view on hill climbing
Reinhold Messner, hill climbing expert
The Playfair cipher
Lance Armstrong, fairplay expert
There’s no such thing as a HistoCryxit – Why UK members of the HistoCrypt community won’t be kicked out after Brexit
Klaus Schmeh, crypto-European
Is “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” an acrostic? The final answer
Paul McCartney, ex-Beatle
Why HistoCrypt 2025 should take place in the Sahara with 768 presentations
Giovanni Infantino, expert in ruining great event series
The final agenda of HistoCrypt 2019 will be available in May. I can’t guarantee that all these talks will be included, but I certainly can guarantee that there will be interesting talks given by great speakers.
Further reading: My appearance in a new Hollywood movie