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August 5-10, 2023
Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas
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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 2023, at a rate of $460 per ticket, one ticket purchase per person, up until the close of "Late" registration on August 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT.

DEF CON tickets will not be sold on-site at Black Hat USA. After August 4, 2023, DEF CON tickets are only available for purchase at DEF CON during their ticket sales window at Caesars Forum (note that Caesars Forum is a different venue than Caesars Palace) beginning on August 11 at 7:00 AM.

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 or transferrable once purchased. When you check in at Black Hat, if you have purchased a DEF CON ticket, a DEF CON symbol will be printed on your Black Hat badge. You will need to present your Black Hat badge on Thursday of the event, as verification of your DEF CON ticket purchase and to receive your ticket.

DEF CON Badge Pickup

August 10, 2023 | Mandalay Bay Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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 updated its COVID-19 policies this year, so please make sure you read the following carefully, to ensure you have everything you’ll need.

DEF CON strongly recommends masks indoors. Please review DEF CON’s COVID-19 policy.