Did my registration go through?
Once you enter "Enroll Now" you should be redirected to a page that states "Your order identifier: XXXXXXXXX and Your order total: X.00. You should receive the body of the page, along with the order identifier and registration fee total at the email address you provided on the registration form. This indicates that we have received your registration information but is not a confirmation of payment. All credit cards are post-processed offline.
When will my confirmation be mailed?
When payment is complete. Once your payment has been received, we will mail a confirmation of payment. In the case that you have registered within the last two weeks prior to that start of the conference, you may not be receive a registration confirmation in time. Please be sure to bring a picture ID to the registration desk.
Do I need to bring my confirmation letter or receipt?
No, although it will greatly speed up the registration process.
What do I need to bring for registration?
A picture ID. A copy of your receipt will also expedite the registration process.
Will I get a receipt?
Receipts will be sent to you via email once your payment has been successfully processed.
Can I substitute another person in my place?
Yes, but you must complete the Substitution Request Form by July 1, 2005.
Download the Substitution Request Form
A substitution is a straight transfer of credentials. If your substitution requires us to process a new payment, this is considered a NEW registration and the person will be billed the fees at the time of registration.
What if I need to cancel?
- Fees are non-refundable after July 1, 2005.
- Once you submit your registration you are not entitled to a refund.
- All registrants who do not submit a Request for Cancellation by July 1 or do not attend the conference forfeit their entire registration fee.
- Registrants who must cancel may substitute another person by submitting a written request. Please see the section on SUBSTITUTIONS.
- Individuals are responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations. Black Hat does not accept liability for hotel or travel costs.
- Paid registrants who cancel and do not substitute another person will receive a refund less a $300 processing fee if notification is submitted in writing on or before July 1, 2005.
- All lunch and reception tickets are non-refundable.
- If you cancel and re-register, and your new registration will reflect the current pricing as of the date of your final registration. You will be responsible for the registration fees as of the date of your final registration. Earlier registration pricing will not be honored.
Download Registration Cancellation Form
Do the registration fees include hotel accommodations?
No. You must make your own arrangements. Black Hat delegates can take advantage of group rates at Caesar’s Palace. For more infornation and to reserve a room, visit the Black Hat Hotel & Venue page.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Outstanding balances are due at the start of the conference. Admission to the training and briefings will not be allowed and registration credentials will not be issued until all fees have been paid in full. Black Hat reserves the right to cancel your training registraton if we do not receive payment by July 1.
Wire Transfers: If you are paying by check or wire transfer, please note that payment in full needs to reach Black Hat, Inc no later than July 1, 2005 or your training registration may be cancelled and the seat given to a paid registrant. You will be notified in the event of this happening. Be sure to cite your enrollment confirmation number on the outbound wire so that the funds may be properly credited to you.
Download Wire Transfer Payment Form
Credit Cards: We accept Mastercard, Visa & American Express. If your credit card is declined after two attempts, you must provide payment in an alternate form - either a check, US money order, wire transfer or alternate credit card. You will be notified in the event of this happening. All credit cards are processed offline the next business day.
Download Credit Card Payment Form
Credit Cards - Change of Payment: If the credit card you provided us with has been successfully charged and you request that a different card be charged, you will incur a $100 administration fee.
Download Credit Card Change Request Form
Checks: If your check is returned to us as unprocessable, you will incur a $50 check handling fee and must provide payment in the form of a Certified Check or US money order. You will be notified in the event of this happening.
All checks should be endorsed to: Black Hat, Inc.
Checks should be mailed to:
Black Hat, Inc
2606 Second Ave, #406
Seattle, WA 98121
Be sure to cite your enrollment confirmation number on the check so that the funds may be properly credited to you.
Purchase Order: Purchase Orders are NOT CONSIDERED PAYMENT. A purchase order is a request for a check and generated and handled by the purchaser. We are more than happy to forward an invoice so that you may process your purchase order request for a check but we DO NOT accept PO's as a form or proof of payment.
If your company requires an invoice in order to process a Purchase Order number, please complete the Invoice Request Form.
Download Invoice Request Form
Receipts are issued within 3 business days from the date payment has been processed. Receipts are only issued to registrants who are paid in full. Receipts will be sent via email to the REGISTRANT'S email address.
What if I need an EIN number?
If you need the Black Hat EIN / TIN number, please make the request to ping at blackhat.com with instructions as to who and where the W9 form should be faxed to. Black Hat does not distribute the number over the telephone or via email.
What if I wish to pay via wire transfer?
If you wish to pay via wire transfer, please indicate this in the comments field when you register online. Paperwork will be sent to you via email. All wire transfer requests must be made by July 1 and must be paid no later than July 5.
Download Wire Transfer Payment Form
Please include your enrollment confirmation number on the paperwork so that we can properly credit you.
Do you have a paper registration form?
No. For the best accuracy, we ask that you complete the online registration form. Registrations sent via mail, fax, telephone or snail mail will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
When do you process my credit card?
Credit cards are not processed online- they are post processed off-line within 3 business days of your registration. If there is a daily spending limit allowed on your card for a specific amount of time, please indicate this on the comments field of the registration page.
Are discounts offered for the Briefings?
Group discounts are offered for groups of 6 or more. To take advantage of this, please email [ping at blackhat.com].
Are discounts offered for Training?
Group discounts are not offered for the training at this time.
I made a mistake on the reg form and submitted it, should I re-register?
No. Please complete the Training Class Change Request form to us via fax or email.
Please email your requested changes to: blackhatregistration at ubm.com or faxed to +1 206 219 4143
Can I get a refund or reimbursed if I decide not to participate at the meals?
No. There are no refunds if you decide to not participate in the Black Hat hosted meal functions.
General Conference FAQs
What is included in my Briefings registration fee?
Fully paid Briefings delegates receive the following: Access to all the sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, Day 1 Briefings reception, a CD containing speaker materials, printed Conference Proceedings, and free admission to DEFCON 13 (this event is not held in the same hotel).
Can I bring my family and friends into the meals or reception?
All persons on the conference floor and attending Black Hat functions must be properly registered and have a Black Hat badge. If you would like your family and friends to accompany you to the meals and reception, they must register and pay the associated fees.
Meal and reception tickets do not qualify for free DEFCON admission.
What are the duration of the sessions?
Each Training session is two days. Briefings are two days. Please see their respective schedules for hours.
What time do the sessions begin?
Continental breakfast is available outside the meeting rooms from 08:0009:00. Sessions begin thereafter and end at 18:00.
Can I switch training classes?
You are registered only for the training class you selected. In order to change classes, please Email your request to: blackhatregistration at ubm.com. Class space for the training is extremely limited and we have sold out in years past so there is no guarantee that space will be available in the class you are requesting.
Can I switch tracks at the Briefings?
Yes. All sessions and tracks of speaking are open and you may move between rooms, sessions and tracks as you please.
What meal functions are included in the registration fees?
Briefings: Daily continental breakfast, 2 coffee breaks, daily luncheon (3 course meal). and a Reception on first evening of the Briefings.
Training: Daily continental breakfast, 2 coffee breaks, daily luncheon (3 course meal).
Are vegatarian meals available?
Yes. Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal meals are available. Please ask the server for a vegetarian meal.
What do I do if I lose my badge or forget my badge in my room?
Lost badges incur a $500 replacement fee. Delegates without badges will not be allowed into any of the meals or session rooms.
Lost meal only/reception only tickets incur a $25 replacement fee each.
I lost my delegate bag/conference proceedings/CD... can I get a replacement?
Items can be replaced at cost, providing there are additional copies available.
How many ISC(2) CPE Credits will I recieve?
You will receive 8 credits per day. Two days of Briefings plus 2 days of training will total 32 credits. Two days of either training or briefings total 16 credits. You muse be CISSP certified in order to obtain ISC(2) Credits.
How do I get my ISC(2) CPE credits?
1. You must be CISSP Certified
2. You may either provide your CISSP number in the apprpriate field when you register online Or You may fill out the Black Hat ISC(2)/CPE credit form (available at the registration desk) with your CISSP number and return it to the registration desk by the end of the conference. We do the rest!
How long does it take for my ISC(2) CPE credits to show up?
We sumbit the credit request 2 weeks after the show and it may take up to 90 days for ISC(2) to process the information.
Will there be public computer terminals available for use?
Will there be internet access?
Yes. There will be a wireless 802.11b network. You will need to provide your own laptop and wireless card to access the network.
Will the wireless network be secure?
No. Please exercise caution and the proper security measures to protect yourself.
Are shuttle buses available?
The hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle service EXCEPT to the Las Vegas Hilton and the Westin where we have room blocks. If you must go to any other destination, you must provide your own transportation.
How do I receive my free DEFCON pass?
The badge you receive for the Black Hat Briefings is your free admission ticket to DEFCON. You must have the front and back portion to be admitted to the conference as well as a picture ID. All portions must match to the picture ID. If you lose this badge, you will be required to pay the full admission price to DEFCON ($80 US, cash only).
Do I get a DEFCON pass if I register for Black Hat Training only?
How do I become a Black Hat speaker?
You must read and complete the Call for Papers form.
Is Defcon held in the same hotel as Black Hat?
No. Please check the DEFCON website at www.defcon.org