Q: Who is allowed to submit presentations?
A: Original authors of presentations may submit presentations for consideration. Third party representatives such as PR firms or Speaker Representatives MAY NOT submit materials on behalf of a potential speaker.
Q: Why aren't Third Parties such as PR Firms allowed to submit presentations?
A: Due to potential copyright and intellectual property liability issues as well as the need for Black Hat to have direct contact with potential and selected presenters to expedite selection and deliverable materials, we require that only original authors of presentations submit for the Call for Papers. Third party representatives such as PR firms or Speaker Representatives MAY NOT submit materials on behalf of a potential speaker.
Q: How long will I have to wait before I am notified if I have been accepted or denied?
A: Submitters are notified of the status (acceptance or denial) within 10 business days after the close of the Call for Papers.
Q: I have been accepted. What are the materials that I have to turn in and what are the deadlines?
A: The following is a list of materials that are required from each accepted presentation. Failure to procide these materials by the deadlines set forth for the event the presentation was accepted for will result in either forfeiture of the honorarium or rescindment of acceptance.
- Presentation in Powerpoint or Keynote format
- White Paper in electronic format (Word, Text, PDF)
- Detailed Bibliography of resources, co-authors, etc.
Materials are generally due one month prior to the start of the conference. Specific dates are provided in your Acceptance Letter.
Q: What if I have a co-author who is not presenting. How do I cite the person(s)?
A: All co-authors and works that have been used should be cited in a detailed bibliography that will be published on the Conference CD.
Q: I have been accepted and would like to add co-presenters. Can I still do this?
A: No. Co-presenters should have been added at the time that the Presentation was submitted. They may attend the conference and present if they pay the full conference fee.
Q: My PR company/friends/co-workers/family would like to come see me give my presentation. Will they be allowed in for free?
A: No. All guests of speakers must be registered and paid in full in order to receive admission to the conference.
Q: How long will I have to wait before I am paid?
A: As stated in the Agreement to Terms of Speaking Remuneration, you will be paid net 45 after the end of the conference if you have submitted all required paperwork and documentation. If you fail to submit the documentation on time, it will result in delays for payment and reimbursement.