Who should attend the PCI Security Standards Council 2018 North America Community Meeting?

The PCI SSC North America Community Meeting is open to Participating Organizations (POs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) group members, (PCIPs) PCI Professionals, Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIRs) and Point to Point Encryption Assessors (P2PEs).


Where is the 2018 North America Community Meeting located?

All sessions and receptions will be held at:

The Mirage Events Center – Convention Area

3400 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109


Is there a discounted room rate for this meeting?

Please view the location page of this website.


What is the registration fee for the 2018 North America Community Meeting?

Member TypeComplimentary Registration(s)Cost Per Additional Registrant
ASVOne$795 USD
ISAOne$795 USD
Participating OrganizationTwo$495USD
PCIPNone$1295 USD
PTS LabsOne$795 USD
QIRNone$1295 USD
QSAOne$795 USD
If your company is both a QSA and an ASVTwo (one for each program)$795 USD
If your company is both a PO and an ISAThree (two for PO program membership and one for ISA)$495 USD
If your company is exhibiting in the Vendor ShowcaseTwo (in addition to the above stated allocation)

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes admission to the conference sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, an attendee list accessible from the mobile app, access to the Vendor Showcase, daily breakfast, lunch, snacks and admittance to receptions.


Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

For registrations made online, confirmation of registration will be immediately sent via email.  For registrations made with check payment via mail, please allow two weeks for processing; confirmation of registration will be sent via email immediately upon processing. If you do not receive your confirmation after 30 days, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.


May I register onsite for this meeting?

Yes, you may register onsite at the meeting. However, only credit cards will be accepted for on-site registrations; checks and cash will not be accepted. Payment must be made in full for entry to the conference. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so that you will have a speedier check-in when you arrive at the meeting.


Where do I go when I get to The Mirage? Where is the event held?

The Community Meeting rooms are located in the Mirage Events Center in the Convention Area. Signs will be clearly posted in the hotel. Please refer to the mobile app once onsite for the complete agenda with room assignments.
>> View the meeting rooms floor plan


Will I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

Our Refund Policy is as follows: Refunds are available based on when you cancel. Cancellations made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost. Cancellations made less than thirty (30) but at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the Community Meeting or for no-shows. You may substitute another person from the Company if you are unable to attend. Requests for refunds or substitutions in accordance with this policy may be submitted by calling +1 (781) 876-6295 or emailing [email protected] 


Refunds are available based on when you cancel. See below for details:


Cancellation date: Fee Refund
On or before 25th August 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost
Between 26th August to 8th September 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee
Made on or after 8th September No refunds available
No-shows No refunds available


I have registered for the meeting but would like to make changes to my name on my badge. How do I do this?

Your meeting badge will be created using the name and affiliation information submitted in your registration. If you would like to change the information on your badge, please e-mail [email protected] with your requested change prior to the conference. You may also request the change onsite at the meeting registration area but please note there may be a wait due to the high volume of activity expected at the registration area.


What is the official language of the meeting?

The Community Meeting presentations and hand-outs will be in English.


What is the dress code for the Community Meeting?

Business casual attire is encouraged for all sessions and the receptions at the PCI SSC 2018 North America Community Meeting.


Will I have Internet access while at the meeting?

Yes, there will be complimentary wireless internet access in the conference area and guest rooms. The access code for this wireless network in the meeting space will be included in your registration materials. Attendees staying at the hotel and confirmed within the PCI SSC room block will receive a separate access code that will work in their guest room.


May I tweet, blog or use other social media outlets before, during and after the meeting to discuss topics announced at the meeting?

Use of social media tools at Community Meetings to discuss and share non-confidential information is welcome.


However, in order to keep these valuable face-to-face discussions moving along, we kindly request that if you wish to use social media, you do so in a manner that does not distract from the goals of the meetings. Additionally, if you choose to use social media to report on your experience at Community Meetings, please do not publish confidential details of specific discussions or disclose any information about any company’s security position or compliance status.


The Council will be sharing updates via Twitter @PCISSC and the #PCICM hashtag and encourages the use of #PCICM for related posts.


Tell me more about the Welcome Reception and Networking Reception.

The Council invites all attendees to participate at both the Welcome and Networking Receptions. The Welcome Reception will provide attendees with networking opportunities across global regions and industry markets. The Welcome Reception will take place at The Mirage at the pool on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Council invites you to relax after an informative day during an evening Networking Reception with refreshments. The Networking Reception will take place at the Mirage Events Center A in the Vendor Showcase.


Will there be vegetarian or other dietary meal options at the Meeting?

Yes. Vegetarian and other special dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.) can be made available upon request; please contact [email protected] in advance with your request.


What if I need special assistance?
If you require auxiliary aids or services, please e-mail [email protected] or call +1 (781) 876-6295.


Will I be able to store my luggage at the Community Meeting Registration Desk after I check out from the hotel?

PCI SSC is unable to store luggage for you.  If you are checking out of the hotel prior to your departure time from the conference, please store your luggage with the hotel bell staff.


What is the weather like in Las Vegas for the month of September?

The weather during the Community Meeting will be about 95° F/35° C.


Where may I obtain information about the Las Vegas airport transportation options to the hotel?

Please click here for transportation options from McCarran International Airport.


What are the driving directions to the hotel?

Please click here for directions to the hotel.


I am traveling from overseas; do I require a passport/visa to travel to Las Vegas?

For information on passport/visa requirements for entry into the United States, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html. Should you need to apply for a visa, please send an email request to [email protected], and we will send you a letter of invitation to support your application. However, you must contact us as soon as possible with your request.


How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits do I earn by attending the Meeting?

Twelve (12) CPE hours.