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Media Registration

Required Credentials for a Media Pass

Online pre-registration for a media pass is now closed.

A limited number of media passes will be available in the Media area of Main Registration starting Tuesday, Oct. 14. Media registration is not guaranteed onsite, but registrants should be prepared to show proof of media credentials.

Please note: media badges allow access to the Briefings and Business Hall only.

Due to high demand, media badges to Black Hat Europe are limited in number. Only news outlets, major analyst firms and leading industry bloggers will be issued media badges. Private consultants are not eligible for a media pass, and should request a pass from their sponsoring company.

To be considered for a complimentary media pass for Black Hat Europe, the applicant must cover the information security industry on a regular basis by writing frequent reports or publishing relevant articles on the industry that are not solicited by an exhibiting company and are not confidential. All applicants are required to provide links to bylined articles, reports, or blog posts clearly indicating authorship.


At the event, you will be required to present a business card, government issued picture ID, and proof of confirmation. On occasion, for on-site applicants we will require articles on your organization's masthead and contact information for your assignment editor should we need it to validate your credentials before issuing you a media pass.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited space. Should you attempt to attain credentials on-site, we cannot guarantee complimentary media admission.


During the conference we will provide a working Media Center with Internet access and electrical outlets for laptop computers. If you need a separate room for filming interviews, please request it in advance.

Sponsors may leave press kits or other promotional material in the Media Center beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15. Creative company information is always appreciated

Media Center Hours

Media Center (D304 on Level 3 of Elicium)

Date Hours
Wednesday, Oct. 15 08:00 – 17:00
Thursday, Oct. 16 07:00 – 18:00
Friday, Oct. 17 08:00 – 18:00

Questions? Ready to Register?

First please be sure to read all required credentials and additional details above.