USA 2016: "Know Before You Go" (All Pass Types)

We're excited that you'll be joining us at Black Hat USA 2016! This Intel post will provide you with important event information, including badge pick-up hours, scheduling updates, special programs, and more. Make sure to follow @BlackHatEvents on Twitter and tweet using the hashtag #BHUSA.

Download the official Black Hat USA mobile app to customize your event schedule.

Collect Your Event Badge at Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Attendees with Briefings and Trainings passes can check in at the Registration Counters on Level 2 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Business Pass holders can register in the Bayside Foyer on Level 1 of the Convention Center.

Registration Desk Hours:
Saturday, July 30: 07:00 – 16:00
Sunday, July 31: 08:00 – 18:30
Monday, August 1: 07:30 – 17:00
Tuesday, August 2: 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, August 3: 06:30 – 19:00
Thursday, August 4: 08:30 – 17:00

We will also be offering a satellite registration desk near the Mandalay Bay Hotel front desk. You may choose to pick up your Briefings, Sponsor, or Business Pass badge there, during the days/times listed below.

Satellite Registration Check-in Hours:
Monday, August 1: 13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday, August 2: 08:00 – 22:00
Wednesday, August 3: 07:00 – 16:00

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.

Briefings Information

Briefings Schedule:
Schedules for each day can be accessed here:

Please join us for Dan Kaminsky's Keynote presentation "The Hidden Architecture of our Time: Why This Internet Worked, How We Could Lose It, and the Role Hackers Play" at 08:50 on Wednesday, August 3 in Oceanside Ballroom.

Lunch will be provided to Briefing pass attendees on both Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4. Lunch on Wednesday will be from 12:20-13:50 and lunch on Thursday will run from 13:00-14:30. Lunch will be served in Shoreline B, 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 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:

Briefings Audio and Video:
Afraid you'll miss a session? The Source of Knowledge will be on-site Wednesday, August 3 & Thursday, August 4 from 10:00-16:00 to sell audio and video recordings of the Briefings sessions. These recordings may be purchased on-site at a substantial discount. The Source of Knowledge has two locations: Black Hat Boulevard, Level 2 & Top of the escalators, Level 3.

Trainings Information

View the Trainings schedule here:

Class Requirements:
Please be sure to check the "Student Requirements" and "What Students Should Bring" sections for your specific Training. Find your Training here:

Laptops and Power Supply:
Please bring your own laptop and power supply cord with you to class! Black Hat does not have extra laptops to lend out.

Training Meals:
Continental Breakfast and Lunch during Training will be served in Shoreline B 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. Please note: All Training rooms will be locked during lunch breaks. Please plan accordingly.

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 on Level 2 in front of the Breakers rooms.

Business Hall Activities

Quality tools and products, new programs, and presentations will be showcased in the Black Hat USA Business Hall. See what's new, learn what's cutting edge, and identify technology must-haves for your business.

Business Hall Hours:
Wednesday, August 3: 10:00 – 19:00
Thursday, August 4: 10:00 – 17:00

Black Hat Arsenal will feature 80 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:

Arsenal will be held on Wednesday August 3, and Thursday, August 4 from 10:00-18:00 at the Palm Foyer, Level 3.

Career Zone:
Connecting premier companies with top level talent in the security space

View full list of Career Zone Sponsors:

Innovation City:
Designated area for start-ups to showcase cutting-edge products and solutions and engage with the community

View full list of Innovation City Sponsors:

Merchandise Store:
Get your Black Hat branded merchandise, t-shirts, hoodies, gifts, and more. Located in Reef DE, Level 2.

Merchandise Store Hours:
Monday, August 1: 08:00-18:00
Tuesday, August 2: 08:00-18:00
Wednesday, August 3: 07:30-18:00
Thursday, August 4: 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:

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