DEF CON is a cash-at-the-door kind of conference. Paying in cash helps protect your privacy, and search warrants can't vacuum up PII we don't collect. You will always be able to lay down US dollars in the reg line.
Still, the experience of DC29 taught us a few things. Some of our attendees work DEF CON into their business travel schedule, and the option to pre-reg with a credit card over the web made things much easier for them. Some of our attendees need to manage a group purchase, or want a more detailed receipt.
For everyone who fits into those categories, we’re happy to announce that we’re keeping the option of online registration. You’ll be able to use shop.defcon.org to buy your ticket and get your receipt. We hope the online option makes the process more streamlined for those who need it. We thank people for their patience and feedback as we navigate the changing landscape.
The price for DEF CON 30 is $360, with a processing fee of $9.66 added to online orders.
Tickets are transferable. The fee to cancel a ticket is $34.66.
MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS CURRENT. We cannot change it after the ticket is sent.
Pre-registration does guarantee you'll receive a DEF CON 30 Human badge when redeeming your ticket in Las Vegas.
Fine print: Currently we cannot provide beachballs and pizza to the online purchasing experience. For that, you’re gonna need LineCon.