Frequently Asked Questions

General Conference Questions
RSAC USA Questions
RSAC Unplugged Questions
General Site Questions


General Conference Questions

How do I apply to be a speaker at RSA Conference?
Fill out an application during the designated Call for Speakers submission period (usually six months before Conference). The application must contain your contact information and a detailed proposal of your session. Speakers are selected by the RSA Conference Program Committee, an independent panel of volunteer judges from the enterprise, government, academic and vendor communities. 

How do I become an exhibitor at RSA Conference?
RSA Conference offers vendors the unique opportunity to present their solutions to over 42,000 Conference attendees. To become an exhibitor or sponsor at the world’s leading cybersecurity event, contact a sales manager.

What does “RSA” stand for in RSA Conference?
RSA Conference began 31 years ago as a user conference for customers of RSA. RSA is an acronym made up of the first letters of the last names of the three co-founders of the company: Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman.

How many years has RSA Conference been held?
The first RSA Conference was held in 1991 and consisted of just one panel discussion. In the ensuing decades, RSAC has grown into a series of events held around the world, annually attracting approximately 50,000 attendees.

What is RSA Conference?
RSA Conference is the premier provider of global events and year-round online cybersecurity content. RSA Conference is where the world talks security, and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. Our mission is to facilitate conversations among the world’s cybersecurity professionals about current and future concerns, ideas and solutions that will help enable individuals and organizations to succeed and grow safely and confidently. Learn more at

Are sessions and Keynotes available after RSA Conference?
RSA Conference makes select recordings of Keynotes and sessions available for viewing on demand shortly after the conclusion of Conference.

How do I apply for Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Continuing Education (CE) credits?
We partner with leading educational organizations, such as IAPP, ISACA, (ISC)2 and more, to offer Continuing Education credits. Applying for CPE credits differs from organization to organization, so we recommend reading our web page and then connecting with the specific organizations for further details.

What is RSAC LoyaltyPlus?
RSA Conference attendees who have purchased a Full Conference Pass or All Access Pass for five previous US Conferences, or those who have attended one previous RSAC APJ Conference with a Full Conference Pass, qualify for the LoyaltyPlus program. As a member, you will receive special treatment and exciting benefits, including discounts on future Full Conference Passes, reserved seating at Keynotes (physical event), access to the LoyaltyPlus Lounge (physical event) and more.

What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept credit cards (American Express, VISA, Discover and MasterCard), checks and wire transfers. Purchase orders are not an accepted form of payment. Checks and wire payments are only accepted for transactions totaling more than $650 USD.


RSAC USA Questions

When is RSA Conference 2023 USA?
RSA Conference 2023 will take place April 24-27 in San Francisco.

Where is RSA Conference 2023 USA?
RSA Conference 2023 will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

What is the address of the Moscone Center?
Physical RSA Conference events are held in San Francisco at the Moscone Center located at 747 Howard St.

What do hotels cost and how close are they to the Moscone Center?
There are several hotels with a range of rates that are within walking distance to the Moscone Center. For those who are not close enough to walk, there will be a shuttle service. See the Venue section of our website for details, available after registration opens.

Is there a meeting space available at RSA Conference?
There are various common areas within the Moscone Center that can be used for impromptu and informal meetings.

Is the Moscone Center ADA compliant?
It is the Moscone Center’s intention to provide all reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to assist them in attending events held at the center.

Is there a lactation room or nursing mother’s room at the Moscone Center?
Yes, there will be a nursing mother’s room at Moscone. Please reference the Program Guide or Pocket Guide for location, or inquire at any of our Info Desks onsite.

Are translation services available?
RSA Conference is presented in English only. ASL and headphones for the hearing impaired are available and can be requested during the registration process.

What special dietary requirements are accommodated with the meals at RSA Conference?
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher and vegetarian meal options are available and requests for these, along with any other special dietary requests can be made during the registration process. There are also many restaurants and eateries within easy walking distance of the Moscone Center that offer a wide variety of dining options.

What seniority levels would benefit from RSAC USA?
With hundreds of sessions, trainings, Keynotes and more, RSA Conference has something for everyone. A wide range of topics are covered, from cybersecurity fundamentals to high-level discussions for C-level professionals.

How many people attend RSAC USA?
Prior to 2020, 42,000+ cybersecurity professionals from around the world gathered for RSA Conference USA. Read recent press releases.

How many vendors are at RSAC USA?
RSAC 2020 saw more than 650 exhibitors fill the North and South Expo, and Early Stage Expo, an innovation space dedicated to promoting up-and-comers in the industry. RSAC Marketplace, our always on, always available cybersecurity solutions resource, features hundreds of vendors year-round.

How much does RSAC USA cost?
An RSAC 2022 Full Conference Pass ranged from $1,795 to $2,895, depending when purchased. An Expo Plus Pass ranged from $250-$495, an Expo Pass was $50, and a Digital Pass ranged from $295-$795. A Full Conference Pass gives access to all track sessions, inspiring Keynotes, the Expo, a variety of networking opportunities, and more.

What is RSAC Early Stage Expo?
RSAC Early Stage Expo, one of our Innovation Programs, is an exhibition space dedicated to promoting up-and-coming companies in the industry. Attendees can learn about their breakthrough products and solutions by visiting their booths or watching a short demo at the Early Stage Expo Briefing Center. 

What is RSAC Launch Pad?
RSAC Launch Pad is designed to give people with a breakthrough cybersecurity concept a platform to share their brilliant solutions. Three finalists compete in a Shark Tank®-style format to try to convince three cybersecurity venture capitalists that their idea has strong potential for success. All participants can expect to walk away with insights and tips that will help take their idea to the next level.

What is RSAC College Day?
RSAC College Day is a free program that gives college students the chance to explore career options, hear from the best in the field and network with leading companies. Students receive Full Conference access on Thursday of Conference, plus attendance to some exclusive programs.

What’s the difference between RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest and RSAC Sandbox?
Each year, RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest brings together 10 emerging companies to make a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges during RSA Conference. One winner is selected and crowned Most Innovative Startup. RSAC Sandbox is a space within RSAC that provides the chance to join in on a wide range of interactive challenges and networking opportunities. 


RSAC Unplugged Questions

What is RSAC Unplugged?
RSAC Unplugged is a series of one-day events around the world that encourage more casual and up-close interactions with cybersecurity thought leaders and peers about the industry’s most timely topics. These events feature a series of engaging and timely sessions presented by leading experts. RSAC Unplugged events are a great chance to network with peers and engage in conversations with speakers on a variety of topics. Register your interest and be the first to know when new RSAC Unplugged events are announced.

Where are RSAC Unplugged events held?
Events are held in major cities around the world, such as London, Sydney and Bangkok. When you register your interest, you will receive email alerts when new RSAC Unplugged events are announced.

How much does RSAC Unplugged cost?
RSAC Unplugged is often free or available to attend for a small cost. 


General Site Questions

Where do I find information on past events?
Our library page contains a comprehensive library of content that you can sort by content type, topic, and Conference location and year.

How do I sign up for the newsletter?
Use this page to sign up to receive our e-newsletter, exclusive content and specials offers on upcoming Conferences.

Where can I find the latest in industry news?
Use our library page to view all the latest blogs, webcasts and podcasts from RSA Conference.

Does RSAC have a blog?
You can find the most recent blog posts from RSA Conference here.