Yes. Non-delegates will have to wait until the speakers are all accepted and the website is updated to see the abstracts.
You'll see the options when you register at commerce.blackhat.com.
There are some. Delegates will not see the name of any submitter. Also, submitters can decide for themselves how much of their presentation and materials are available for delegate review - it can range from the full submission to just a title and an abstract.
Delegate feedback will be an integral part of the process, but final approval rests with the Speaker Selection Committee.
Yes. When you're filling out the submission form online, you'll see text fields for publicly viewable content and hidden content. Please also note that delegates will never be allowed to read attachments, so feel free to put sensitive parts of your submission in attachments and use the attachment feature on the submission page to be sure they're read only by Committee members.
At this time, no - but you can limit your viewability to a great degree. Delegates cannot see attachments to any submission, so if you're concerned about leaking your secret sauce please consider creating a very limited title and abstract and using the attachment feature on the submissions page to upload Word or PDF.
Delegate feedback will be given at the time we accept or decline submissions. Once your submission is accepted, you will have a defined amount of time to send in your whitepaper. If you choose to refocus your effort during this time, just let us know.
Yes. The delegate reviews are meant to complement the Committee's efforts, not to replace them. The final approval will always rest with the Committee.
No. We will do our best to accommodate your request, however Black Hat makes the final decision regarding scheduling.