Call for Papers - Official Terms
By submitting to Black Hat’s Call for Papers, submitters understand and agree to the Official Terms.
- By speaking at a Black Hat conference, you grant Black Hat permission to record, reproduce, distribute, advertise, and show your presentation including but not limited to blackhat.com, conference proceedings and materials, audio, video, printed and/or electronic ads, fliers, mailers, etc.
- Researchers and research teams should be aware of the following guidelines regarding the number of researchers permitted to present on stage for each type of Briefing session. Speaking team members must be included in the CFP submission prior to the close of the CFP.
- 25-minute Briefing – 1 speaker per team
- 50-minute Briefing – 2 speakers per team
- Full conference passes are given only to those who actively participate as Speakers on accepted presentations.
- Conference passes are non-transferable.
- Co-workers, PR representatives, press, spouses, friends etc. must register and pay the appropriate fees.
- The Black Hat Review Board will have access to all submitted applications and materials.
- Review Board and Speaker Liaison access to submissions is provisioned under NDA with Black Hat and UBM.
- Reviews, Acceptances and/or Declines are conducted on a rolling basis.
- All correspondence and queries should be sent to email@example.com.
- Individuals should not directly contact any Black Hat Review Board member regarding the status of submission(s) or feedback.
- Black Hat will provide one projector, one screen, one wired Ethernet connection and one wired microphone (if applicable) for the on-site presentation.
- Speakers are responsible for providing all other necessary equipment, including laptops and machines for their presentation.
- If the presentation is deemed to be a work of plagiarism or a blatant vendor pitch, Black Hat may revoke the Speaker’s honorarium and the Speaker will not be considered for future speaking opportunities.
- All participants must adhere to the Black Hat Code of Conduct: blackhat.com/code-of-conduct.html.
- Black Hat reserves the right to change scheduled speaking times as necessary. While every effort will be made to honor assigned times, Speakers may be called upon to present at any time during the conference.
- Black Hat reserves the right to rescind an accepted submission without reason.
(25 and 50 minute presentations)
- Open to both new Speakers and previous Black Hat speakers
- Employer logo only on two presentation slides: Introduction and Biography
- Speaking Honorarium:
- $750 USD for one Speaker (25-minute Briefing)
- $1,000 USD for one Speaker (50-minute Briefing)
- Travel Reimbursement:
- Economy-class, round-trip airfare for one Speaker
- Cap of $1,000 USD domestic travel and $1,300 USD international travel
- One hotel room for three nights (July 25, 26, and 27) for one Speaker
- Conference Registration:
- One Briefings pass per Speaker(s)
- Speakers will submit items by deadlines specified in the deadlines table; failure to do so may result in forfeiting all or part of the honorarium at Black Hat’s sole discretion.
- Speakers understand that IRS tax form 1099 will be issued from UBM to individuals who have been paid to speak. The form will be sent to the address specified on the W8/W9.
- The person listed as the primary speaker will be required to complete a tax form in order to be paid.
- US citizens must complete a W9 and will be paid via check.
- Non-US citizens must complete a W8 form and will be paid via wire transfer.
- The name and address on the W8 tax form must match the beneficiary listed on the wire transfer where the payment will be sent.
- Only one payment for both the honorarium and airfare will be made per presentation.
- Additional Speakers will be fiscally and logistically responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements, time spent traveling will not be reimbursed.
- Black Hat will not split the payment of the honorarium or expenses amongst multiple Speakers.
- Speakers who do not reside in the United States will be paid via bank wire transfer.
- Speakers are responsible for providing accurate bank details; any transaction fees billed by the bank will be borne by the speaker.
- Speakers will not seek reimbursement from Black Hat or UBM to cover banking fees.
- Bank wire transactions will be reflected as UBM.
- Speakers failing to provide travel receipts by the date listed in the deadline table will forfeit any claims for reimbursement.
- Payment will be made net 60 from the receipt of the Black Hat required paperwork and presentation materials (W8/W9, receipts and payment/wire information). This is not negotiable.
- Speakers failing to inform Black Hat of any changes to their address or wire information as provided to them by the date listed in the deadline table may result in a delay of up to 60 days in receiving payment from the date that Black Hat received a change of address.
- A change of address must be accompanied by an updated tax form.
Black Hat strongly supports and encourages co-ordinated/responsible disclosure. To this end, Black Hat has a strong partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to provide pro-bono legal consultations to security researchers on the legality of any research or data they plan to present at the event.
If you have questions about the legal implications of your security research or presentation, contact Electronic Frontier Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.