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2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History

Thursday, October 17, 2019Saturday, October 19, 2019
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland
2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Center for Cryptologic History and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) invite you to attend the 17th biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History on October 17 - 18, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium on Saturday October 19th, attendees will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop on researching cryptologic history sources.

THEME & PROGRAM
The theme for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History is "From Discovery to Discourse." Since 1990, the Symposium on Cryptologic History has served as an opportunity to present historical discoveries found in unclassified and declassified Intelligence Community records and engage in scholarly discussion about their significance to cryptologic history. The 2019 Symposium program offers over 20 educational sessions led by over 65 speakers. Topics include cryptologic history related to World War I and II, the Cold War, communications security, cyberspace and technology, international and diplomatic relations, counterintelligence and espionage, declassification and public engagement, and more. For more information, check out the Preliminary Program via the link below.

REGISTRATION
The registration rate is $70/day ($140 for the full program). The student rate is $35/day ($70 for the full program). Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Sessions on Saturday, October 19th are free for those who register for one, or both, days at the Kossiakoff Center.

Registration is available online - see red REGISTER NOW button on this page. OR you may mail in your registration form and payment (see link to PDF form below). For registration questions, contact the NCMF at crypt@cryptologicfoundation.org or 301-688-5436.

**** Registration will close on Friday October 11, 2019. No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Monday October 14, 2019.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
For directions to the Kossiakoff Center visit www.jhuapl.edu; parking is free and shuttle bus service will be available from the lower parking lot. Unfortunately we cannot provide hotel recommendations.

For program, dietary needs, special accommodations, or other questions, please contact the CCH at cchevents@nsa.gov.

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