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RSA Conference 2019 Tips

Whether you’re new to Conference or joining us again, we’ve broken down what you need to know to navigate RSA Conference 2019.

Your Pre-Conference Checklist

1. Book your hotel and travel
We’ve partnered with onPeak and hotels in the area to secure RSAC 2019 attendees discounted rates at a great selection of San Francisco locations. But make sure you book early—rooms and savings are first come, first served.

Book now
Hotel FAQ

2. Purchase your add-ons
Sign up for Trainings & Tutorials from SANS, (ISC)², ISACA or CSA held on Sunday and Monday of Conference week. Please note Trainings and Tutorials are available at an added cost. If there are any special events you'd like to attend that aren't included in your Pass type, you can purchase them through registration.

3. Download the mobile app
With the RSAC mobile app, itineraries, maps and other helpful resources are only a tap away. 

4. Get to know your pass
Take a moment to review your pass type and everything you’ll have access to at Conference. Click on the pass type to see more information.

Full Conference Pass

As a Full Conference registrant you will receive the following benefits:

  • Admittance to all Keynote sessions (West and South Stage)
  • Admittance to all Track sessions
  • Admittance to all Monday Seminars
  • Admittance to the Innovation Sandbox on Monday afternoon
  • Admittance to the Welcome Reception on Monday
  • Admittance to CyBEER Ops on Tuesday (event access is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis)
  • Admittance to RSAC Early Stage Expo, Tuesday - Thursday
  • Admittance to The Sandbox, Wednesday - Thursday
  • Admittance to RSAC After Hours (formerly the RSAC Bash)
  • Admittance to the Expo Halls (including Briefing Center sessions) Tuesday - Thursday and Wednesday afternoon Pub Crawl
  • Conference Materials
  • Scheduled Shuttle Transportation between the Conference hotels and the Moscone Center
Tutorials and Certification Trainings are not included in the Full Conference Pass, but can be added during the registration process for an additional fee.
Discover Pass

As a Discover Pass registrant, you will receive admittance to Keynotes Tuesday – Friday.

You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Admittance to select sessions Monday - Thursday
  • Admittance to all Monday Seminars
  • Admittance to all Keynote sessions (West and South Stage)
  • Admittance to the Innovation Sandbox on Monday afternoon
  • Admittance to the Welcome Reception on Monday
  • Admittance to RSAC Early Stage Expo Wednesday & Thursday
  • Admittance to The Sandbox Wednesday & Thursday
  • Admittance to RSAC After Hours (formerly the RSAC Bash)
  • Admittance to the Expo Halls (Tuesday - Thursday), including Briefing Center sessions and Wednesday afternoon Pub Crawl
  • Scheduled Shuttle Transportation between the Conference hotels and the Moscone Center
Tutorials and Certification Trainings are not included in the Discover Pass, but can be added during the registration process for an additional fee.
Expo Plus Pass

As an Expo Plus Pass registrant, you will receive admittance to the Expo Halls (Tuesday - Thursday), including Briefing Center sessions and the afternoon Pub Crawl Wednesday.

You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Admittance to Keynotes Wednesday – Friday (West and South Stage)
  • Admittance to select sessions Monday - Thursday
  • Admittance to the Innovation Sandbox on Monday afternoon
  • Admittance to the Welcome Reception on Monday
  • Admittance to RSAC Early Stage Expo Wednesday & Thursday
  • Admittance to The Sandbox Wednesday & Thursday
  • Scheduled Shuttle Transportation between the Conference hotels and the Moscone Center
Tutorials and Certification Trainings are not included in the Expo Pass, but can be added during the registration process for an additional fee.

5. Plan your schedule
Program GuideNow is the perfect time to start planning your RSAC 2019 experience.

  • View the 2019 Program Guide
  • Peek at the week at a glance
  • Check out the sessions
  • Filter by core topic, Pass type, Day of week, and more to narrow your choices.
  • Searcgear iconh by session classification to find sessions that are aligned with your experience. We offer General Interest (All), Intermediate (5+ years) and Advanced (10+ years). Type any one of these terms into the keyword search bar of the sessions page to display sessions of your chosen classification. Or while you're browsing, watch for the gear icon to indicate Advanced sessions
  • Once you've decided on some favorites, use My Schedule to create a list of the events and sessions you want to attend.
  • Reserve a Seat guarantees you a spot at the sessions you can't miss.
  • Take a look at the Addendum for updates to programs and sessions.

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6. Get your questions answered
Sign up for our RSA Conference attendee virtual session the week before Conference for advice from Linda Gray Martin, RSAC Director and Chief of Operations and Britta Glade, Director of Content and Curation, on making the most of your experience. The two will share their best tips to help make sure you get everything you’re hoping for—and more—out of Conference. 

7. Pack to dress smart
While it’s true RSAC 2019 is a professional networking event, it’s also a week of long, action-packed days. For that reason, be sure to pack comfortable, business casual clothes, choosing practical shoes, attire, and bags you can wear while walking across the RSAC 2019 Campus.

8. Familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all participants of RSA Conference in order to help promote a safe and enjoyable Conference experience for everyone.

You’ve completed your pre-Conference checklist—feels good, doesn’t it? Now, let’s learn how to maximize your experience after arriving in San Francisco.


On-site Tips, Tricks & Info

RSAC Campus
RSA Conference is held in San Francisco, California at both the Moscone Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis. With information desks spread throughout the campus, helpful directions and resources are always just a few steps away.

Be on the lookout for our wayfinding stations throughout the RSAC Campus. Navigate the Expo, search for session locations and more.

Watch the RSAC 2019 Expo Wayfinding Demo:



Watch the RSAC 2019 Campus Wayfinding Demo:

Transportation
Find information on Hotel ShuttlesDirections & Parking, Public Transit and Airport Transportation.

Registration/Check In
This year, registration will be held in Moscone North and South—with material pick up in Moscone South. Be sure to bring your government-issued photo ID. Please also note, any bags larger than 16” x 22” x 9” will not be permitted in any Conference venue. If you do intend to bring a large bag, it can be checked at one of the Coat & Bag Check locations.

Watch our video about what to expect at Registration check-in:


2019 Check-In Schedule

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Saturday  2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Expo Hours & Floorplans
Familiarize yourself with the Expo floorplan and make note of the vendors you want to see. And, don’t forget to look for special offers from vendors in the RSAC Perks Pack (for Full Conference Pass holders).

Expo Schedule

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Monday  5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Welcome Reception)
Tuesday  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
Wednesday  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Food and snacks
Full Conference registrants will receive continental breakfast, morning and evening snacks, passed and station selections at Monday's Welcome Reception, and a catered meal at the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night RSAC After Hours event you choose to attend. For all pass holders, there will be several food trucks available to purchase from during lunch time hours. And you can also visit the concession stands in Moscone, the Cybrew Cafe in RSAC Sandbox, or nearby outlets.

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Continuing Education (CE) Credits
Every year, RSA Conference partners with accrediting organizations to offer attendees Continuing Education credits. For more information on this year’s participating organizations, visit the Continuing Education Credits page.

FAQs
Have more Conference questions? Our Conference FAQ page has the answers.

Stay Informed
The RSA Conference TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram pages are great resources for information during the Conference and all year long.

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