2018 Press pre-registration has closed.

A limited number of Press badges will be available on a first come, first serve walk in basis during the event. Walk in applicants will be expected to follow the rules and expectations set below.

Need to include our logo in your article? You can download Hi-Res versions of our 2018 logo, BSidesLV logo, or the generic BSides logo here

BSides Las Vegas Press Policy

To be considered for a complimentary press pass for BSidesLV, the applicant must cover the information technology industry on a regular basis by writing reports or publishing relevant articles on the industry that are not confidential.

At the event, you will be required to present a business card, government issued picture ID, and proof of confirmation from a BSidesLV Press Liaison. For last minute, on-­site applicants, we will require the previously mentioned business card and ID, plus visual proof of recent security coverage within the previous six months time.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged due to limited space. Should you attempt to attain credentials on-site, we cannot guarantee complimentary media admission.


BSidesLV attendees take personal privacy very seriously. As a result we ask that you do the same ­ at all times ­when attending and publishing information about the conference and the events surrounding it. If these expectations aren’t met, your access to the con will likely be revoked and future access to the conference may be limited.

The following guidelines should be followed at all times by individuals attending on a press pass:

Identify yourself:

● Wear the press pass provided at all times

● Give a verbal introduction of who you are/where you work

Ask Permission:

● Ensure you have the permission from anyone you photograph, record or quote. This includes those in the background. “Crowd shots” are frowned upon.

● No photo/video/audio recording in any of the presentation rooms without prior approval through the BSidesLV Press Liaison department.

● If you’ve accidentally taken a picture without permission, delete it. If you are asked by an attendee to delete/blur a picture they did not give you permission to take, do so immediately.

Interviews/Access to Speakers:

This can be arranged through the BSidesLV Press Liaison department. Escorts and interview space can be made available by request. “Candid” interviews are discouraged to avoid time crunches and crowd blockage.

**Special Note: No interviews, photographs, access to speakers within, or Press access of any kind, is allowed in the Underground Track.**

To register your interest to attend BSidesLV as a member of the press, please fill out the Press Application (available after 01Mar).


BSides Las Vegas Photo/Video/Recording Device Policy

Ensure you have the permission from anyone you photograph or record. This includes those in the background of your shot. “Crowd shots” from the front (facing the crowd) are strongly discouraged. No photo/video/audio recording in the Underground Track, period.

Photos of a speaker can be taken only with permission from the speaker. Be polite to your fellow participants and do not stop the presentation to ask for permission to photograph.

If you’ve accidentally taken a picture without permission, delete it. If you are asked by a participant to delete/blur a picture they did not give you permission to take, do so immediately.

We ask Press photographers to adhere to this policy, as well. A Press badge is not a pass to break these rules.

Upon a first infraction, you will receive one warning from BSidesLV Staff. Upon a second infraction you will be asked to give up your device to BSidesLV Safety & Security for the duration of the Con or to leave the Con with your device, your choice. You may return to the Con once you have deposited your device in a secure location, offsite.

There are two official BSidesLV Photographers. Both will have professional cameras and Staff badges. They are aware of this policy and are not immune, except in cases where they have been requested to document activities, official parties, presentations, etc., for BSidesLV PR purposes. If you believe that either of the official BSidesLV photographers are breaking these rules, or abusing their privilege, please bring it to the attention of BSidesLV Safety & Security or any BSidesLV Staff member.


Thank you for your cooperation!