Social and Networking Activities

Don't miss these events during your time in Las Vegas.

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 discussions offer a fresh perspective on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live.



For NetVets, Cisco Live is more than a conference. It’s a tradition.


If you have attended at least three previous Networkers or Cisco Live conferences (on a Full Conference or IT Management registration pass) in the last five years (making Cisco Live U.S. 2017 your fourth event since 2013), you’re eligible for NetVet status.


As a NetVet, you’ll enjoy special benefits that can enhance your Cisco Live experience. The perks include a pass to the NetVet Lounge, a free e-book from Cisco Press and priority session scheduling. You’ll also receive a unique conference lanyard that showcases your NetVet status. NetVets holding current CCIE or CCDE certifications enjoy additional benefits, including a special reception with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, priority Keynote seating, and an exclusive lapel pin.


The Cisco Live event registration tool will automatically identify your NetVet status and qualification. If you have questions about your status, please contact customer service.



Welcome Reception

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Connect with your fellow attendees and Cisco partners as you help us celebrate the opening day of the World of Solutions with music, food, and drink.
Sponsored by CenturyLink, F5, Insight, Veeam


Networking Reception

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Meet and relax with your colleagues and Cisco partners. Light food and drink will be served.
Sponsored by Citrix, Commvault, Ericsson, Gigamon, Ixia, Legrand, LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Panduit, PathSolutions, Plixer, Pure Storage, ScienceLogic, SevOne, SolarWinds, Statseeker, Tech Data, Viavi Solutions, VMware


"Hoppy" Hour

5:00 – 6:30 pm
Before leaving for the Customer Appreciation Event, enjoy specialty beers at participating "Hoppy" Hour booths.
Sponsored by A10 Networks, AT&T, Belden, BlueCat, Calabrio, cPacket, Eaton, ExtraHop, GDT, Insight, Ipswitch, Nimble Storage, PLANTRONICS, Radware, Red Hat, relayr, SHI International, Splunk, Turbonomic, Veritiv, Zenoss

Social Impact at Cisco Live

Join us in generating energy through kinetic tiles and reaching our goal of 1 million steps. The energy created by attendees at Cisco Live will be donated to schools in Nepal.


Make an Impact at Cisco Live

Social Media Hub and Contests


Check the leaderboard status, learn about contests and prizes, and connect with your social media peers.


Participate in social media and contests

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors