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Cocktails and Codebreakers

Thursday, October 27, 2022
4:30 pm6:30 pm
The Hotel at Arundel Preserve: 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076

Please join the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) for Cocktails and Codebreakers, a celebration of women in codebreaking. Cocktails and Codebreakers 2022 is sponsored by HUMAN Security.

We invite you to help us pay tribute to the rich history of trailblazing women in cryptology, to include recognizing the United States Postal Service's launch of a Women Cryptologists of WWII stamp.

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Bill Nye will speak about his mother who was a WWII cryptologist with the WAVES. See below to learn more about Mr. Nye.
*** Speaker Change*** Please note that Ms. Jen Easterly (CISA) has an unavoidable conflict and will not be able to join us on October 27th as previously planned. An updated speaker schedule will be available soon.

Please stay tuned for more details to come about additional speakers and special guests.

When: October 27, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:30pm
Where: The Hotel at Arundel Preserve: 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076

Many thanks to our Generous Sponsors:
Event Title Sponsor: HUMAN Security
Enigma Sponsor: Black Cape
Registration Sponsor: Cushman & Wakefield
Swag Bag Sponsors: Dragos and Intelligenesis LLC
Crypto Sponsor: Guidehouse

Corporate Sponsorships: Available at a variety of levels with varying options for recognition. Many are exclusive opportunities - so act quickly before they are gone. Please click the Register Now button to see the available options.

Individual Tickets and Host Committee Tickets:Click the Register Now button to purchase. Individual tickets are $199 per ticket. Host Committee tickets are $500 (includes two tickets).

If you have questions about the program or sponsorship options, please contact Rebecca Diamond at

About Our Special Guest Speaker - Mr. Bill Nye

Bill Nye is an American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, inventor, keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. In his role as the creator and host of the Emmy Award-winning television series "Bill Nye the Science Guy," Nye helped introduce viewers to science and engineering in an entertaining and accessible manner, fostering an understanding and appreciation for the science that makes our world work.

Today, Nye is a respected champion of scientific literacy who has challenged opponents of evidence-based education and policy on climate change, evolution, and critical thinking. He currently serves as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential non-governmental space organization, co-founded by Carl Sagan. He is also a frequent television guest on national news programs, and host of the science-themed podcast "Science Rules! With Bill Nye," and an executive producer and host of the upcoming science series, "The End is Nye," which will air on Peacock in 2022.

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