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Registration Terms & Conditions


We strongly advise that you print this page and keep a copy for your records.

Once you have completed your registration, please read your Order Confirmation email to make sure that you have been registered for the correct class BEFORE the start of the conference. If you find that you have been registered for the incorrect class, you must contact us by June 26, 2015 in order for us to move you to the class you originally wanted to be in (space pending). Please read the TRAINING CLASS CHANGE REQUEST policy below.

Age Limit

Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) will be permitted on the premise at any time during Black Hat USA 2015.


If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while participating in the Training(s), please email Cassandra Reyes-Jones or call 415.947.6418 at least six weeks prior to the event date.


Attendees are not permitted to record any of the sessions at Black Hat. Anyone caught recording, whether it be audio or video, may be asked to leave. The Source of Knowledge will be onsite to sell audio and video recordings of the Briefings sessions.


All individuals on the conference floor must have a badge and badge holder visible on their person at all times. Both the badge and badge holder are required for entry at Black Hat and both will incur a replacement fee if a duplicate of either is requested. Lost, misplaced, stolen, or forgotten badges will incur a replacement fee equal to the original purchase amount of your pass. If your badge was complimentary, the fee will be the current, late rate.

Attendees may choose to allow their badges to be scanned during Black Hat USA 2015. All scanning is optional, but if an attendee does choose to allow his/her badge to be scanned by a sponsor, the following information will be provided to that sponsor after the close of the Business Hall: First Name, Last Name, Badge First Name, Badge Last Name, Company, Job Title, Email Address, State, Country, Reg ID, Phone Number, Address, City, Postal Code.

Briefings Workshops

Workshops offered during the Briefings have limited seating in the rooms and are first-come, first-served. Standing room is allowed based on Fire Marshal regulations.


Code of Conduct

Black Hat believes our community should be open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment. By participating you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Continuing Education Credits

Black Hat provides Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for those who are certified through ISC2:

You can request CPE credits by entering your certificate number on the online registration form.

Special service for CISSPs and SSCPs: Black Hat will automatically forward your earned CPE credits to ISC2 upon completion of Training and/or Briefings, thirty days after the event has ended. Please allow four to six weeks for ISC2 to post your hours.

CPE is a globally recognized standard unit of measure for continuing education for security professionals. Please see ISC2 for more information regarding the certification process. Please note Black Hat does not maintain records of earned CPE credits. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain his or her own records.

Group Discount

Group discounts are available for groups of six or more attendees registered and paid at the same time. Please see our Group Registration page or email for more information.

Group registration requests are not available after June 26, 2015.

We cannot retroactively apply a discount to a group if they have already registered as individuals.

ALL groups wishing to apply for a group discount must contact the conference administrator PRIOR to registering online.

If you have already registered and paid your registration in full, you are not eligible for a discount if your organization also submits and qualifies for a group registration at a later date. You may cancel your registration, minus a $300 processing fee, by June 26, 2015 if you wish to partake in your organization’s group registration.


If you require a Letter of Invitation in order to obtain a visa to attend this event, please email blackhatregistration@ubm.com. Please note that Letters of Invitation are only issued in the name of the registrant and will be emailed as a PDF file. The original copy will be sent via US First Class mail per request. Please note that the postal service we are providing does not include a tracking number. If you require the original letter more promptly, please provide an international Federal Express account number so that we may courier the letter to you.

In order to receive a Letter of Invitation, your registration must be paid in full.


TRAININGS: All fully paid Trainings delegates will receive continental breakfast, lunch and two coffee services per day of paid attendance.

BRIEFINGS: All fully paid Briefings delegates will receive continental breakfast and two coffee services per day of paid attendance.

*Lunch is not included in the cost of Briefings passes.

Our lunch options have changed for 2015. Black Hat is now offering the option to pre-purchase lunch at cost, for $65 per day. You may purchase lunch for either or both days of Briefings during the registration process. A plated, sit down lunch will be served in the event space at Mandalay Bay. Lunch may only be purchased before 5:00 PM PT, July 31, 2015. Lunch tickets will not be sold on-site.

All lunch vouchers will be distributed when you pick up your badge. Lunch vouchers denote the day of use and are not transferable for alternate days of use. All meal tickets are non-refundable.

We do our best to fulfill special meal needs and requests; however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet them. If you have dietary restrictions, please outline them in detail in the open text space provided during registration.

Non-Registered GUESTS

All individuals on the conference floor must have a badge visible on their person at all times. Spouses, friends, peers, etc. are not granted access to the show floor without a badge. If you wish for them to accompany you to any of the conference events, you must register and pay the associated fees.


Outstanding balances are due at the start of the conference. Admission to the Trainings 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 registration if we do not receive payment by June 26, 2015. All pricing is listed in USD.

EIN/TIN: 11-2240940; Dun and Bradstreet: 06-592-6420

Wire Transfers: If you are paying by wire transfer, please note that payment in full needs to reach Black Hat no later than June 26, 2015 or your registration may be canceled and the seat given to a paid registrant. You will be notified in the event of this happening. Please forward a copy of the SWIFT receipt and Wire Transfer form to lisa.m.miller@ubm.com.

Checks: If you are paying by check, please note that payment in full needs to reach Black Hat no later than June 26, 2015. If your check is returned as not processable, 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. Personal checks will not be accepted on-site.

All checks should be endorsed to: Black Hat USA 2015

Checks should be mailed to:
Black Hat Registrations
303 Second Street
Suite 900, South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107

Credit Cards: We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. All credit cards are processed at the time of your registration.

Purchase Orders: Purchase orders and Government Terms are not accepted for this event.

All payments are due by June 26, 2015 or your registration will be canceled. If you are registered for a Training class, your seat will be released to a paying delegate.

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All inquiries, correspondence and issues related to conference registration should be directed to Black Hat via email

In the event you need immediate assistance our registration team can be reached via phone:


Black Hat reserves the right to make changes in the conference programs, Trainings and speakers, or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met, or when conditions beyond its control prevail. All conference sessions are filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. Arrive early to ensure a seat!


Promo codes are only applicable to registrations that are completed online and applied at the time of registration. Only one promo code may be applied to an individual registration. Promo codes may not be combined and may not be applied retroactively.


In order to receive a refund, all refund requests must be submitted by June 26, 2015 and accompanied by a completed Black Hat Registration Update Form and a W-8BEN for international bank wires.

Credit Cards: Refunds for credit card payments will only be to the original card charged.

Checks: Payments made via check will be refunded via a US-drawn check. Check refunds will be issued net 45 from the date of receipt of a completed Black Hat Registration Update Form and a completed W9.

Wires: Payments made via bank wire will be refunded via bank wire. Wire refunds will be issued net 45 from the date of receipt of a completed Black Hat Registration Update Form and a completed W-8BEN for international bank wires or W9 for US corporate check refunds.


Substitutions, including those made on-site, are allowed with the written permission of the original registrant. You may submit your request via email or fax by completing the Black Hat Registration Update Form.

A substitution is a straight transfer of registration credentials.

Tax Invoices


If you do not receive a Training Certificate of Completion, you must request your certificate no later than 48 hours after the end of the conference or you will not receive one. Please note: Black Hat will send you the certificate via email, not US First Class Mail or Federal Express. Black Hat does not replace lost, stolen, or misplaced Certificates of Completion.


In the event that a Training is canceled due to low enrollment, Trainer cancellation, or other reasons beyond our control, we will contact you immediately to make an alternate selection.

If Black Hat is forced to cancel a Training class, you have the following options:


You are registered only for the Training class you selected. In order to change classes, you must complete the Black Hat Registration Update Form no later than June 26, 2015, space pending. After this date, we cannot change your Training class unless the class has been canceled.

If you are owed a refund for the difference of the class cost, you will be sent a refund via the same method of payment.

If additional payment is required, you will be billed the difference in the class cost. All outstanding fees must be paid in full by June 26, 2015.

Please email your request to: blackhatregistration@ubm.com. Class space for the Training is extremely limited and we have sold out in years past. There is no guarantee that space will be available in the class you are requesting.


All Training course seats are first-come, first-paid. The only way to hold a seat in a Training course is to be paid in full at the time of your registration. Black Hat reserves the right to cancel your unpaid registration without notification in order to guarantee the seat to a paid delegate.