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Registration FAQ

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 (ISA), Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) and Point to Point Encryption Assessors (P2PE).

Member Type Complimentary Registration(s) Cost Per Additional Registrant
ASV One $795 USD
ISA One $795 USD
Participating Organization Two $495 USD
PCIP None $1295 USD
PTS Labs One $795 USD
QIR None $1295 USD
QSA One $795 USD
If your company is both a QSA and an ASV Two (one for each program) $795 USD
If your company is both a PO and an ISA Three (two for PO program membership and one for ISA) $795 USD
If your company is exhibiting in the Vendor Showcase Two (in addition to the above stated allocation) $495 USD

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 and lunch, and admittance to receptions.

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]

Your email confirmation will also serve as your meeting registration receipt. If you need something more detailed, please email [email protected]ndards.org.

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.

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.

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 email [email protected]

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

Cancellation date: Fee Refund
On or before 16 August 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost
Between 17 August and 2 September 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee
Made on or after 3 September No refunds available
No-shows No refunds available

Location and Hotels FAQs

The Community Meeting will be held at the following venue:

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
V6C 0C3

Event Entrance: Enter off Thurlow Street through the main doors on Jack Poole Plaza

There is no conference-specific transportation organized. However, Vancouver has an excellent and affordable public transportation system that we encourage delegates to use. The metro has a stop at the ground floor of the Vancouver Convention Center.

Please view the locations page of the website.

A limited number of guest rooms have been set aside at the host hotel at a discounted rated for the conference.
Please view the location page for additional information.

For information on passport/visa requirements for entry into Vancouver, please view the locations page of the website.
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.
If you are a non-Canadian attendee, please print a copy of this letter from the Canada Border Services Agency in order to facilitate your entry in to Canada.

The average weather in Vancouver during the month of September is about 66°F/19°C.

General Event FAQ

Registration will be located just inside the Thurlow Street Entrance, in the Ballroom Foyer.

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

Business casual attire is encouraged for all sessions and the receptions at the PCI SSC 2019 North America Community Meeting.

Yes, there will be complimentary wireless internet access in the conference area. The access code for this wireless network in the meeting space will be included in your registration materials.

Use of social media tools at the Event 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 Event. Additionally, if you choose to use social media to report on your experience at the PCI Event, 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.

The Council invites all attendees to participate at both the Welcome Party and Networking Reception. The Welcome Party will provide attendees with networking opportunities across global regions and industry markets. The Welcome Party will take place on Tuesday September 17 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in the Atrium. 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 Vancouver Convention Centre West Ballrooms C and D in the Vendor Showcase.

If you require auxiliary aids or services, please email e-mail [email protected]

Yes. Vegetarian and other special dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.) can be made available upon request; please provide your request in the proper field during registration.

PCI SSC will store luggage for you on the last day of the meeting, Thursday, September 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Or if you are checking out of a hotel prior to your departure time from the conference, you may also store your luggage with the hotel bell staff.