Real World Crypto


The Real World Crypto Symposium aims to bring together cryptography researchers with developers implementing cryptography in real-world systems. The conference goal is to strengthen the dialogue between these two communities. Topics covered focus on uses of cryptography in real-world environments such as the Internet, the cloud, and embedded devices.

The programme consists of invited and contributed talks.
  • The contributed talks are selected using light touch review by a committee consisting of members of the steering committee and invited reviewers.
  • The invited talks are selected by the steering committee. However, you can make us aware of people you think we should invite by filling in our form.
Unlike other IACR events there are no proceedings/published papers. Talks are selected on the basis of impact on the real world (potential or current), interest to the audience, and our perceived quality of the speaker. Since 2018 the Real World Crypto Symposium is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Upcoming RWC Symposia

RWC 2025

March 26–28 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

RWC 2026

March 9–11 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Social Media


Recordings of RWC talks are available on our Youtube Channel.


The official X account of RWC is @RealWorldCrypto. Please use the hashtag #realworldcrypto.


The official Bluesky account of RWC is Please use the hashtag #realworldcrypto.