The IACR recognizes outstanding technical and professional
achievements and contributions through multiple kinds of awards.
The primary award is the IACR Fellows Program, but this is supplemented
by the IACR Distinguished Lecture series, Best Paper Awards at IACR
and Invited Talks at IACR conferences and workshops.
The annual IACR Distinguised Lecture is given each year
by someone who has made important contributions to
cryptologic research. The choice of the Distinguished Lecturer
is made by the Board of Directors.
presentations by the leaders of the field.
The corresponding program chair and program committee are
responsible for their choice.
Being invited to talk at an IACR conference or workshop is
a prestigious honor for the speaker.