Black Hat USA 2017:
Know Before You Go
We're excited that you'll be joining us at Black Hat USA 2017! Here is important event information, including badge pick-up hours, scheduling updates, special programs, and more.
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Black Hat USA will take place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Check in at the Registration Counters on Level 2 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (using the email address you registered with). Please note, this service is only available for Briefings and Trainings pass holders. If you have any questions about your registration, please email our Registration Team at [email protected].
Registration desk hours are as follows:
Friday, July 21: 14:00 —18:00
Saturday, July 22: 07:00 — 16:00
Sunday, July 23: 08:00 — 18:30
Monday, July 24: 07:30 — 17:00
Tuesday, July 25: 08:00 — 18:00
Wednesday, July 26: 06:30 — 19:00
Thursday, July 27: 08:30 — 17:00
We will also be offering a satellite registration desk near the Mandalay Bay Hotel front desk, across from the Orchid Lounge. You may choose to pick up your badge there, during the days/times listed below.
Satellite Registration Desk Hours:
Monday, July 24: 13:00 — 17:00
Tuesday, July 25: 8:00 — 22:00
Wednesday, July 26: 7:00 — 13:00
Important Note: Please care for your badge. A non-refundable replacement fee will apply to all lost, misplaced, stolen, forgotten and duplicate badge or badge holder requests. If your badge was complimentary, the fee will be the current, on-site rate. 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.
View the Trainings schedule here: Schedules for each day can be accessed at: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/schedule-trainings.html
Class Requirements: Please be sure to check the "Student Requirements" and "What Students Should Bring" sections for your specific Training at https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/training/schedule/index.html
Laptops and Power Supply: Please bring your own laptop with you to class! Black Hat does not have extra laptops or power cords to lend out. Make sure that your power supply can accept 120V.
Lunch: Lunch during Trainings will be served in Oceanside Ballroom on Level 2. You DO NOT need lunch tickets during Training; however, you MUST have your Black Hat badge in order to enter the lunchroom.
Training Certificates of Completion: If you do not receive a Training certificate or there is an issue, please complete a Certificate Request Form (available from your instructor) and turn it into the Black Hat Certificate Counter located in the main hallway on Level 2. 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.
Briefings Schedule: Schedules for each day can be accessed at: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/schedule.html
Keynote: Please join us for Alex Stamos' Keynote presentation "Stepping Up Our Game: Re-focusing the Security Community on Defense and Making Security Work for Everyone" on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:00 am in the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Doors open at 08:00 and early arrival is recommended for best seating. Breakfast will be served in the event center beginning at 08:00.
Lunch: Your Briefings pass grants you access to lunch on both Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 in Oceanside ABCD, Level 2. You must have your Briefing badge to enter the lunchroom.
Briefings Evaluations: Your feedback on the quality and relevancy of our Briefings content helps us improve the quality of Black Hat Conference. Please help us make future programs even better by completing an evaluation for each Briefing session you attend. Evaluations will be sent to you by email (from [email protected]) 15 minutes before the end of each session if you opted in to be scanned when entering the session room.
Attendee badges are encoded with the attendee's first and last name, title, company, and attendee ID number ONLY. Personal contact information is not stored or collected when badges are scanned. The badge scanner captures your attendee ID number which pulls from a database that securely stores attendee emails and sends the evaluation.
Briefings Slides and White Papers: Briefings presentation materials provided by speakers will be made available at the end of each day on the Black Hat website. Presentations can be downloaded here: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/briefings.html
Briefings Audio and Video: Afraid you'll miss a session? The Source of Knowledge will be on-site Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 to sell audio and video recordings of each Briefings session. These recordings may be purchased on-site at a substantial discount. The Source of Knowledge has two locations: Breakers Registration Desk, Level 2 & Top of the escalators, Level 3.
Business Hall Activities
Business Hall Level 1/Bayside AB will feature more than 300 leading security companies providing hands-on learning opportunities and demonstrating the latest products, solutions and technologies. Business Hall Level 2/Shoreline provides access to Innovation City and the hottest security startups, Arsenal open-source tool presentations lead by independent researchers and the Career Zone.
Business Hall Hours
Wednesday, July 26: 10:00 – 19:00 (Reception 17:30-19:00)
Thursday, July 27: 10:00 – 17:00
Join us for the Business Hall Welcome Receptions on Wednesday, July 26 from 17:30-19:00 in Bayside AB, Level 1 and Shoreline, Level 2
Black Hat Arsenal will feature 92 open-source tool demos over the course of two days. Independent researchers will showcase their work while answering questions in a dynamic setting. View the full lineup of Arsenal tools here: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/arsenal/schedule/index.html
Connecting premier companies with top level talent in the security space. View full list of Career Zone Sponsors: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/event-sponsors.html#career-zone
Designated area for start-ups to showcase cutting-edge products and solutions and engage with the community. View full list of Innovation City Sponsors: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/event-sponsors.html#innovation-city
Unwind, recharge and network in the many lounges listed below:
Comodo Lobby Lounge (Bayside Foyer, Level 1)
HP Print Security Lounge (Black Hat Blvd, Level 2)
Accenture Networking Lounge (Level 1 Business Hall, Bayside AB)
Microsoft Networking Lounge (Level 2 Business Hall, Shoreline)
Get your Black Hat branded merchandise, T-shirts, hoodies, gifts, and more.
Located in the Palm Foyer, Level 3.
Monday, July 24 / 08:00–18:00
Tuesday, July 25 / 08:00–18:00
Wednesday, July 26 / 07:30–18:00
Thursday, July 27 / 08:00–18:00
Code of Conduct
Black Hat has a strict code of conduct that we expect all our attendees to follow. Familiarize yourself with our policies here: https://www.blackhat.com/code-of-conduct.html