What are your registration Terms and Conditions?
Please read our Registration Terms and Conditions prior to registering.
Did my registration go through?
Once you enter "Enroll Now" you should be redirected to a page that states "Your order reference number: 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. You should receive an invoice in your email box shortly. Once your payment has been successfully processed, you will be emailed a receipt. If you receive an Invoice and an Order Reference Number, it confirms that your registration has been successfully received.
When will my confirmation be mailed?
When payment is complete. Once your payment has been received and successfully processed, we will email a confirmation of payment in the form of a RECEIPT. The receipt serves as proof of payment and confirmation of enrollment.
Do I need a Letter of Invitation?
You will only need a Letter of Invitation if you a foreigner who requires one to obtain a VISA to enter the country to attend the conference. If you require a Letter of Invitation to attend this event, you must select "Letter of Invitation" on the on-line Registration form.
- All persons who require a Letter of Invitation to attend the conference must be registered and paid in full.
- Letters of Invitation will only be issued to the registrant and only after the registration is paid in full.
- Letters of Registration are only issued in the name of the registrant and will be sent via email, fax or postal mail unless you select to have the document shipped via Fed Ex.
- If you require a Letter of Invitation, please indicate this on the registration form.
- All requests for a Letter of Invitation must be received no later than June 30.
Letters of Invitation are only good for the person stated on the letter and will not allow an additional person or guest entrance to the conference. All additional persons must register and pay the required fees.
Where do I go for Registration?
Registration for both the Briefings and Training is on the Fourth Floor (Palace Tower Emperor's Level) of the Caesars Palace Conference Center. The Registration desk will be to the right of the Palace Tower elevator bays (when exiting the elevator bay) or at the very top of the Palace Tower escalators. If your registration is PAID in full and you have a RECEIPT, please go to the area marked EXPRESS REGISTRATION. If you have not registered or have not paid in full, please go to the area marked REGISTRATION ISSUES.
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 26, 2006.
Download the Substitution Request Form
A substitution is a straight transfer of credentials. If your substitution requires us to process a new payment or a change in Training class, 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?
Please read the Registration Terms and Conditions regarding cancellations. Registration Cancellations ARE NOT accepted after June 30, 2006.
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 Caesars 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 event unless alternative arrangements have been made with Black Hat registration staff. 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/ACH/EFT: Please note that payment in full needs to reach Black Hat no later than June 30, 2006 or your training registration may be cancelled and the seat given to a paid registrant. Be sure to cite your enrollment confirmation number on the outbound wire so that the funds may be properly credited to you. Requests for payment via Wire Transfer ARE NOT accepted after June 30, 2006. Use this form for ACH and EFT payments as well.
Download Wire Transfer Payment Form
Credit Cards: We accept Mastercard, Visa & American Express. All credit cards are processed on-line at the time of your registration. If you did not enter credit card information at the time of your registration, you must submit the Credit Card Payment Form. All charges will show up as CMP Media.
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: Please note that payment in full needs to reach Black Hat no later than June 30, 2006 or your training registration may be cancelled and the seat given to a paid registrant. 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
Checks should be mailed to:
1932 1st Avenue, #204
Seattle, WA 98101
Be sure to cite your order reference 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 a customized 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.
At the time of your registration, please select the appropriate final payment method for when the Purchase Order is processed (either check, credit card or wire). In the comments field, enter the necessary information to be included on the Purchase Order and an invoice reflecting the necessary information will be generated.
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?
The CMP EIN / TIN number is: 11-2240940
What if I need a Dun and Bradstreet Number?
The CMP Dun and Bradstreet number is: 06-592-6420
What if I wish to pay via wire transfer?
If you wish to pay via wire transfer, please indicate this in the pull down menu under "Payment Method" when you register online. Paperwork will be sent to you via email. All wire transfer requests must be made by June 30 and must be paid no later than July 1.
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 processed on-line in real time.
What if I receive a message indicating that my credit card was declined?
If there was an issue with your credit card transaction, you will receive an email indicating that the credit card was declined. This could be for a number of reasons:
- incorrectly entered credit card number
- incorrectly entered credit card expiration date
- incorrectly entered CVS code
- the daily spending limit is lower than the amount you are attempting to purchase
- the transaction has been flagged by the credit card merchant as possible fraudulent activity.
The fastest way to resolve this is to contact your credit card company and ask if a transaction from CMP Media Black Hat has appeared on the record. If yes, they will be able to tell you why the transaction is declined and help you resolve the issue. Once the issue is resolved, you may call or email us to re-try the credit card.
If the issue is a result of spending limit issues, you must contact the credit card company. Our merchant processing agreement does not allow the transaction amount to be split over several cards.
If the issue is a result of incorrectly entered information, call us with the correct information and we can see if the transaction can be successfully processed.
Once a successful credit card transaction has been made, we will mark your registration as paid and a receipt in the form of a pdf will be sent to you via email.
What if I sent in a check and my status is still "Payment Pending"?
If you are paying with a check, it may take up to 10 business days for the check to clear the bank. Once the funds have been deposited to our account, we will mark your registration as paid and a receipt in the form of a pdf will be sent to you via email.
Please be sure that your check has been cut to CMP Media-Black Hat and that you cite your order reference number on the check so that your registration may be properly credited. If the check is sent without any way to determine who the payment should be credited to, we cannot credit your account.
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 dot com].
Are discounts offered for Training?
Group discounts are offered for groups of 6 or more in the SAME class. To take advantage of this, please email [ping at blackhat dot com].
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.
Are there government discounts available for either training or briefings?
No, there are no government rates available for the training or briefings. The best rates are available if you register early.
Can I switch training classes?
You are registered only for the training class you selected. In order to change classes, you must complete the Training Class Change Request no later than June 30, 2006, space pending. After this date, we cannot change your training class unless it is been cancelled.
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.
General Conference FAQs
What is the difference between the Briefings and Training?
The Training sessions are designed to be lecture-only or a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises. The sessions are intense and usually concentrate on a narrow range of topics. Each training class normally lasts 2 days.
The Briefings are made up of several tracks of presentations that runs concurrently over two days. Speakers present on a topic that generally lasts 75 minutes.
Which Training class is right for me?
Please read the class descriptions as carefully as possible. If you have questions, you may contact the conference administrator. Whichever class you select should meet the following criteria:
- Know what class you are signing up for. Researching the class prior to registering to make sure you understand what the class will be teaching you will save you time and money. It will ensure that you are interested in the topic.
- Know your skill level. Instructors have designed their classes and detailed their pre-requisites so that, hopefully, students' knowledge and skill levels will be similar so that the class will move along accordingly. If your skill level is too low for the class, you may hold up the rest of the students. If your skill level exceeds the pre-requisites, you may feel bored during the class.
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 Program, and free admission to DEFCON 14 (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 at 09:00 and end at 18:00.
What meal functions are included in the registration fees?
Briefings: Daily continental breakfast, 2 coffee breaks, daily luncheon (3 course meal). and a Reception (hosted bar, buffet selecton including pasta, carving table, sushi, desserts, etc) on first evening of the Briefings.
Training: Daily continental breakfast, 2 coffee breaks, daily luncheon (3 course meal).
Are vegatarian, kosher or halal meals available?
Yes. Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal meals are available. Please indicate your meal preference at the time of Registration. Ask the server for the appropriate meal when you sit for lunch.
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. The cost for a conference proceedings book is $250, conference CD is $25, bag is $25
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 during the Briefings. There is NO wireless access during the Training. You will need to provide your own laptop and wireless card to access the network. A wired LAN will not be available.
Will the wireless network be secure?
No. Please exercise caution and the proper security measures to protect yourself.
What language are the Training and Briefings sessions in?
All sessions are in English. No translators will be available.
When and where will delegate bags be available?
Those who are attending the Briefings will have a ticket that will allow them to pick up a delegate bag containing the printed conference proceedings, conference CD and program. Bags will be available for pick up from a designated area starting the evening of Tuesday, August 1 at 17:00 - 19:00. Bags will then be available on Wednesday, August 2 at 08:00 - 18:00 from the same area. Please follow the signs to the Delegate Bag distribution area.
Will I get a delegate bag if I attend the Training only?
No. Bags are only given to those who have paid for the Briefings. Any remaining items will be available for purchase from the website after the conference.
Where will the classes and briefings be in Caesar's Palace? Is there a facility map available?
Training classes and Briefings sessions will be held on the fourth and third floors of the Conference Center. A list of rooms and maps will be available at the Black Hat Registration Desk.
Will the Black Hat Merchandise Store be open this year?
Yes. There will be a Black Hat Merchandise store located near the Registration Desk.
How do I become a Black Hat speaker?
You must read and complete the Call for Papers form.
Are shuttle buses available?
The hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle. 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 (name portion) and back (DEFCON Admit One 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 ($100 US, cash only).
Do I get a DEFCON pass if I register for Black Hat Training only?
Is Defcon held in the same hotel as Black Hat?
No. Please check the DEFCON website at www.defcon.org