How to: Reserve a Seat & More

RSA Conference is excited to announce Reserve a Seat! Now you have the ability to enroll in your chosen sessions prior to the Conference! We strongly recommend reserving a seat as early as possible—it’s the best way to help ensure your best Conference experience. 

In addition, we’ve added new functionality to the Sessions & Events page, including:

  • More powerful browse and search features
  • Ability to tag and view favorite sessions
  • View your schedule/favorites in a day planner format

Everything has been designed to help you find relevant sessions faster…easily organize your itinerary...and make sure you get to attend the sessions you want.

Reserve a Seat

Reserving a seat prior to Conference helps ensure that you will be able to attend your preferred sessions. Reserving your seat in a session is easy. Most sessions listed on the Sessions & Events page now have a Reserve a Seat button displayed under the session title. 

Reserve a Seat Example

Simply click on the button to reserve your seat. The first time you click on the button, you will be prompted for your username and password.

Login Window

Once you’ve reserved a seat (enrolled) in a session, the button will change from white to a solid blue “Enrolled” button. As long as you are logged in, you can see which sessions you are enrolled in. To cancel enrollment in a session, click on the Enrolled button.

Enrolled Example

Red “Session Full” text will indicate if a session has reached capacity. If you would still like to attend that session, you can arrive prior to that session as a standby. If someone who enrolled in that session does not show up, standbys will be allowed to attend on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserve a Seat details

  • You must be registered for RSA Conference 2017 before you can begin reserving seats
  • Reserve a Seat is only valid for one session in a given time slot
  • You may only reserve a seat for one Peer2Peer session and one Learning Lab
  • If an event is not listed on the Sessions & Events page (such as Keynotes, Briefing Center sessions, etc.)—or if you do not see a Reserve a Seat button associated with an event—it is not part of the Reserve a Seat program
  • Reserve a Seat closes 60 minutes prior
  • The line opens 30 minutes prior
  • The line closes 10 minutes prior
  • Reserved seats are released 10 minutes prior

Viewing sessions

By default, the Sessions & Events page displays every session at RSA Conference 2017. To help you refine the list of over 550 sessions, we’ve included a robust filtering feature at the top of the page. 

Filter Example

Search for sessions by keyword, core topic, format (Learning Lab, panel discussion, etc.) or specialty track. In addition, you can choose to see sessions on particular days or that match your pass type (Full Conference, Discover, etc.). We created a page that defines all the filters you can choose.


You can create a favorites list by first logging in and then clicking on the star icon that follows every session title. 

Enrolled Example

You must be registered for the Conference in order to create favorites. Once you’ve added a session to your favorites, the star icon will turn solid black. 

Favorites Example

To remove a session from your favorites list, click on the solid black star. Multiple sessions within the same time slot can be added to your favorites. However, as noted above, you can only reserve a seat for one session in a given time slot.

To view your favorites, click the “View My Favorites” button at the top of the Sessions & Events page. 

View My Favorites Example

Please note: adding a session to your favorites list DOES NOT enroll you in that session. You must use the Reserve a Seat function in order to reserve your place at a session.

My Schedule

My Schedule allows you to view all your enrolled sessions and favorites in a day planner format. To access My Schedule, click on the link in the upper right portion of the filter box at the top of the Sessions & Events page.

Filter Example Logged In

By default, My Schedule only displays enrolled sessions. To view your favorites, click “View Enrollments with Favorites” at the top of the page.

My Schedule Example

You can also print your schedule, add it to your Outlook calendar and search for specific sessions by clicking the buttons on the upper left.

If you have any questions (or encounter any issues) about Reserve a Seat, Favorites or My Schedule, please email

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