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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 2022, at a rate of $360 per ticket, one ticket purchase per person, up until the close of "Late" registration on August 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT.
DEF CON tickets will not be sold on-site at Black Hat USA. After August 4, 2022, 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 11, 2022
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mandalay Bay Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
Step 1: Attendees will present their Black Hat badge with DEF CON symbol to staff.
Step 2: Your badge will be hole punched as proof of pick-up.
Step 3: Staff will hand you your badge.
DEF CON has implemented COVID-19 policies this year, so please make sure you read the following carefully, to ensure you have everything you’ll need.
DEF CON requires masks indoors to attend in person. Please review DEF CON’s COVID-19 policy.
DEF CON FAQ for Black Hat Attendees
How do I redeem my voucher?
For 2022 the voucher will be printed on the Black Hat attendee badge. When redeeming your voucher your badge will be punched to confirm pick up of your DEF CON badge.
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 Caesars Forum (note that Caesars Forum is a different venue than Caesars Palace) beginning on Thursday, August 11 at 7am Pacific Time, they are not sold on-site at Black Hat. The cost for a single DEF CON badge is $360.00 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 for 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. Please note that for 2022 vouchers will be printed on the Black Hat attendee badge.
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.
Are there COVID protocols at DEF CON 2022?
Masks will be required indoors, but proof of test results or vaccination records are not required. DEF CON COVID policy can be found here: defcon.org/html/links/dc-news.html#dc30covid