• Activities and Social Events

    Networking and social opportunities to attend during your time at Cisco Live.

    Lunch & Learn

    At Cisco Live, lunch is more than just a time to refuel and recharge. It’s also an opportunity to interact and engage with Cisco experts and your peers in group discussions focusing on the technical topics of your choice. Lunch & Learn, formerly Table Topics, discussions offer a fresh perspective on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live. These are your sessions to talk about what’s on your mind.


    Please note: This is a free, walk-in event for Main Conference pass and IT Management pass attendees. Pre-registration is not required. Seating and lunch are based on availability, so arrive early.


    View Lunch & Learn Sessions

    NetVet Program


    NetVets play a unique role in the Cisco Live community. As long-time attendees of Cisco Live events, NetVets have a unique perspective – one that is valued by both Cisco and by fellow attendees. As an appreciation for your continued support of Cisco Live, we offer several exclusive benefits to this select group of networking professionals.


    To be eligible for NetVet status you will need to have attended at least three previous Cisco Live events in Europe on a Main Conference or IT Management pass in the last five years (i.e. from 2012 to 2016 inclusive)*.


    Along with recognition of your loyalty to Cisco, you’ll also enjoy special benefits that can enhance your Cisco Live experience.


    Benefits Include:


    • Access to our NetVet Lounge where daily refreshments will be served
    • NetVet t-shirt and pin
    • Your name in lights at the Keynote session as you and other NetVets are acknowledged on a rotating screen credit
    • Access to Schedule Builder one week earlier


    *The NetVet program is specific to the Cisco Live Europe event. Attendance at other Cisco Live events throughout the world does not count towards the NetVet program. CCIE status must be current to qualify as a CCIE NetVet. The NetVet program is open to Cisco customers only, employees are not eligible.


    How do I register as a NetVet:


    The Cisco Live event registration tool will automatically identify your NetVet status and qualification. If the system is not recognizing your NetVet status, you will need to provide our Customer Service team with proof of attendance to three Cisco Live Europe events in the past five years. If you have questions about your status, please contact our customer service team at:


    Telephone: +44 (0)207 022 8992
    Email: emea2017.support@ciscolive.com

    CCIE/DE Program

    As a valued CCIE Certified Professional attending Cisco Live 2017, Berlin, you can enjoy special benefits during the event*. With special CCIE sessions and an exclusive CCIE social event, you are also entitled to:


    • Discounted Main Conference Pass
    • Access to a lounge reserved exclusively for CCIE delegates
    • CCIE Badge recognition enabling everyone to acknowledge your CCIE status
    • A special gift will be distributed to active CCIEs in the CCIE Lounge
    • Access the Content Catalog to view the CCIE Recommended Session Listing
    • Visit the Cisco Certifications and Training booth in the World of Solutions


    *To qualify to participate in the CCIE/DE program, you must have a valid CCIE/DE certification. Should your CCIE/DE certification expire after registration and before your attendance at the event, you will no longer be eligible to receive CCIE/DE benefits at Cisco Live 2017, Berlin until you have re-recertified.


    How to register:


    To receive CCIE/DE benefits and the discounted Main Conference pass, enter your CCIE/DE registration number during the registration process. Your CCIE/DE Certification will be checked and validated. If your CCIE/DE number is no longer valid or has expired, you will be contacted by our call center to request you recertify otherwise your registration will revert to a standard Main Conference pass, and your CCIE/DE discount will no longer apply. If you have questions about your status, please contact our customer service team at:


    Telephone: +44 (0)207 022 8992
    Email: emea2017.support@ciscolive.com

    Social Events


    You, our attendees, have told us time and again that one of the most valuable aspects of Cisco Live is the opportunity to network with your peers. And what better way to do that than to take time to celebrate and enjoy the here and now. Cisco Live offers ample opportunities to have some fun, recharge your batteries, and get to know your fellow attendees outside of the classroom.


    Monday: Tweetup

    Join us for a Tweetup on Monday evening in the Social Media Central. It’s an opportunity to meet up with your peers and the Cisco Live social media team. We’d love to see you there!


    Tuesday: World of Solutions Welcome Reception

    Connect with your fellow attendees and Cisco partners in the World of Solutions. Have some fun, explore partner booths, and visit the Cisco Campus to see our latest products and services. Food and drinks will be provided.


    Wednesday: Hop Around The Clock

    Meet and relax with your colleagues and Cisco partners on Wednesday evening at the World of Solutions craft beer reception. A range of craft beers will be available during the reception, brewery staff will also be on hand at tasting stations in each of the WoS halls to impart some of their knowledge and passion about the craft beers they produce. This is an opportunity for you to continue networking with your peers, as well as spending some time with our exhibitors and exploring the Cisco Campus. Snacks will be provided.


    Thursday: The Customer Appreciation Event “Rendez-vu time”

    Join us on Thursday evening for food, drinks, live music and performances. Special guest performers for the evening are yet to be announced, so stay tuned!

    Cisco Live Bookstore

    Come and visit the Cisco Live Bookstore in the Library (Meeting Village, Hall 2.1), where we have displayed a range of bestselling – and some brand new – titles for you to browse through.


    Take advantage of our exclusive discount offer:


    50% off on Cisco Press books and video on www.pearson-books.com/clberlin2017


    Exclusive to Cisco Live 2017 delegates only – includes pre-orders for not yet published titles!


    (For a limited time only – offer expires March 6, 2017 – terms and conditions apply)


    Cisco Press is an imprint of Pearson.



    Photo is from Cisco Live Las Vegas, 2016

    Time Tracker & Sphero Challenge


    Don’t waste a second! Start your Time Tracker Challenge


    Download the Cisco Events Mobile App and enjoy some rewarding fun while you’re in Berlin. Take part in the Time Tracker Challenge and you could win some great prizes – including Apple Watches and BB-8 Clocks.

    It’s easy. iBeacons around the venue will guide you and help you collect valuable Time Tracker points. The more points you earn, the better your chances will be of winning one of our top prizes.


    The Time Tracker Challenge, is also a great way to discover areas of Cisco Live you may not have thought of visiting. And even if you don’t win, you can exchange your points for Sphero Time and race against your peers on ‘The Sphero Challenge Racetrack’ in The Hub (Hall 2.2).


    *The Time Tracker challenge is open exclusively to all Main Conference attendee, IT Management Program attendees and 3-day Explorer passes (excluding Cisco employees).


    Gear up for the Sphero Challenge


    Fancy a twirl around Time-Lag Turn? Ready to roll out of The Time Warp. Join us at The Sphero Challenge in The Hub (Hall 2.2) and race against your peers on our giant 12m x 5m figure-of-eight circuit.


    The racetrack will be open to everyone at Cisco Live for Practice Sessions on Monday, February 20. From Tuesday, February 21 until Thursday, February 23 the serious action takes place. Our professional commentator is all-set to describe every twist, turn and tumble. Will your Sphero skill earn you a place on our Leaderboard? There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with winners confirmed at 16:00 on Thursday, February 23. On Friday, February 24, the racetrack will re-open for Fun Racing– the perfect opportunity to record an impressive lap time.


    Any points you collect during your Time Tracker Challenge can be exchanged for time on the Sphero Racetrack. So, get ready. This is your chance to win the Cisco Live 2017 Sphero Challenge Championship – and bragging rights for a whole 12 months.

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