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August 3 - 8, 2019
Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas

DEF CON Registration

DEF CON is a hacker convention which takes place immediately following Black Hat in Las Vegas every year.

Upon purchase of Black Hat Briefings and/or Trainings passes, each registrant will also have the option to purchase a single (1) advance ticket to DEF CON 2019, at a rate of $300 per ticket, one ticket purchase per person, up until the close of "Late" registration on August 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT.

DEF CON tickets will not be sold on-site at Black Hat USA. After August 2, 2019, DEF CON tickets are only available for purchase at DEF CON during their ticket sales window.

Please note, you must first register and pay for your Black Hat Training/Briefings registration in order to purchase a DEF CON ticket. The option to purchase a DEF CON ticket is not available to individuals who purchase a Black Hat Business Pass only.

DEF CON tickets are non-refundable, once purchased. When you check in to Black Hat, you will receive a DEF CON badge voucher, and after DEF CON staff provide badges to Black Hat, you may then redeem your voucher for a DEF CON badge, generally on the Thursday of the event.

DEF CON Badge Pickup

Thursday, August 8 / 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Black Hat Blvd., Level 2, Built-in Counters
(across from Mandalay Bay J)

DEF CON badge pickup will take place on August 8, starting at 7:00 AM for Black Hat delegates from the Level 2, Built-in Counters (across from Mandalay Bay J). You will need to present the DEF CON voucher portion of your conference badge. DEF CON badges must have been pre-purchased as a part of your Black Hat registration and are not available for sale on-site at Black Hat. For more information, see the Black Hat DEF CON Badge FAQ, below.

DEF CON FAQ for Black Hat Attendees

Where can I purchase a DEF CON badge and what is the cost?

Badges for DEF CON may be purchased at the Ticket Sales windows at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel beginning on Thursday, August 8, they are not sold on-site at Black Hat. The cost for a single DEF CON badge is $300.00 and is payable in cash only.

Am I guaranteed a commemorative/souvenir badge?

DEF CON will provide the correct number of souvenir badges which were purchased during the advance registration period for Black Hat. In the unlikely event that the inventory of souvenir badges are exhausted, alternate badges will be issued.

May I collect more than one badge, provided that I have multiple vouchers from colleagues who are unable to wait in line?

Yes. While you may only purchase one voucher per Black Hat registration record, you can exchange multiple vouchers for the same number of DEF CON tickets.

Are DEF CON vouchers transferrable?

Yes. Simply exchange the voucher for a DEF CON badge, you do not have to be the original purchaser.

I lost my voucher, what should I do?

If a voucher is lost, stolen or misplaced, a replacement DEF CON badge will need to be purchased at the DEF CON Ticket Sales window at Caesars Palace Paris Las Vegas Hotel, we do not replace lost vouchers.

Who can I speak to at DEF CON if I have an issue?

DEF CON personnel will be present on the voucher exchange day if there are questions related to the DEF CON program.

Does Black Hat provide a way for me to get over to DEF CON, such as shuttle service?

Black Hat does not provide transportation to DEF CON.