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Media Registration

Pre-Media Registration for Black Hat USA 2018 has now closed. To register onsite, please report to the Media Registration and Interview Center (Breakers A).

Required Credentials for a Media Pass

Please note: Media/analyst badges allow access to the Briefings, Keynote and Business Hall only.

Due to high demand, media badges for Black Hat USA 2018 are limited in number and will be issued only to representatives from news outlets, major analyst firms and leading industry blogs. To qualify for a complimentary media pass, applicants must cover the information security industry on a regular basis and present bylined articles or reports published within the past six months. Publishers, marketing/PR professionals and other sales or C-level non-media titles will not be accepted.

Media passes will not be issued to photographers without formal commissioning from a news organization or those writing confidential content or content solicited by an exhibiting company. Private consultants paid by an individual company are not eligible for a media pass, and should request a pass from the sponsoring company. Media credentials granted for previous UBM events do not guarantee a media pass to Black Hat USA – applications will be individually reviewed for each event.

On-Site Details

At the event, you will be required to present a business card, government issued picture ID, and proof of confirmation. On occasion, for on-site applicants we will require articles on your organization's masthead and contact information for your assignment editor should we need it to validate your credentials before issuing you a media pass.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited space. Should you attempt to attain credentials on-site, we cannot guarantee complimentary media admission.

Media Center Hours and Briefing Space

There will be two Media Centers at Black Hat USA 2018:

Media Registration and Interview Center: This is where registered media will come to pick up media badges and materials. It is also a designated space to conduct interviews with sponsors, speakers and attendees. This large room is full of small tables that are available on a first-come first-served basis. Sponsors may leave creative press kits and materials here beginning August.

Media Registration and Interview Center — Location: Breakers A, Level 2
Tuesday, August 7 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, August 8 07:00 – 19:00
Thursday, August 9 08:00 – 17:00

Working Media Center: Open to credentialed media only, this is a workspace for writing and filing coverage. Press conferences will also be conducted here.

Working Media Center — Location: Breakers B, Level 2
Wednesday, August 8 07:00 – 19:00
Thursday, August 9 08:00 – 17:00

If you need a separate room for filming interviews, please request it in advance by contacting Black Hat PR: BlackHatPR@ubm.com.