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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 22, 2018 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 2018.


If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while participating in the Training(s), please email Jon Osing 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 on-site 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 2018. 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.


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 (ISC)2:

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 (ISC)2 upon completion of Training and/or Briefings, thirty days after the event has ended. Please allow four to six weeks for (ISC)2 to post your hours.

CPE is a globally recognized standard unit of measure for continuing education for security professionals. Please see (ISC)2 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.

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 22, 2018 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, lunch* and two coffee services per day of paid attendance.

*Lunch is now included with Briefings passes.

If you have dietary restrictions (Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Kosher), please contact Candice Costorio no later than July 13, 2018 in order to submit your choices. On-site requests cannot be accommodated.

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 22, 2018. All pricing is listed in USD.
Due to the limited seating in the Trainings programs, payment in full is required no later than 2 weeks from the date of your registration. If payment is not received within the two-week period, you will be sent a courtesy payment reminder and if no payment is received by the specified deadline in the courtesy reminder, you will be removed from the Training.

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

All check payments must be received by the Registration Department no later than Friday, July 13, 2018 in order to apply the payment to your registration. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please pay by credit card.

Please send payment to:

Black Hat Events Registration Department
Black Hat USA 2018
131 W First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Make checks payable to: Black Hat USA 2018

Payments by bank/wire transfer must be submitted by Friday, July 13, 2018. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please pay by credit card.

Please make the bank/wire transfer payable to:

BANK ACCT # 581946501
ABA ROUTING # 021-000-021
Chips ABA - 0002
BIC/Swift Code (IBAN) - CHASUS33
DUNS Number - 06 592 6420

Please include the confirmation number from your pending registration, the conference name as well as the registrant's name in the reference field of the wire transfer. Once you have submitted your wire transfer, please email etransfer@ubm.com the following details:

Date of wire
Amount of wire
Registrant's name and confirmation number

The deadline to submit a wire transfer is Friday, July 13, 2018. If a wire transfer is submitted after this date and not received prior to the event, payment will be required on-site in order to receive a badge.

If you have any questions, please contact the Black Hat Registration Team for assistance:

Local: +1.415.947.6846
Toll Free (USA Only): +1.866.203.8081
Fax: +1.218.740.6883

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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 22, 2018 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 22, 2018, 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 22, 2018.

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.

On-Site Class Transfer

If you find your chosen class isn't a fit, you have option to transfer to another class (if space permits). You may transfer a maximum of one (1) time. You must make this request no later than 14:00 on day one of the course. You will be required to complete a Class Change Request Form and obtain a signature from the course instructor, acknowledging the class change.

If there the requested course is more expensive than the original, the student will be responsible for paying the difference. If the class is less expensive, the student will NOT receive a refund for the difference in price.


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.