• 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 small 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. These are your sessions to talk about what’s on your mind.



    NetVets play a unique role in the Cisco Live community. As long-time attendees of Cisco Live and Networkers events, they have a unique perspective — one that makes them a valuable resource to their fellow attendees and for Cisco itself.


    If you have attended at least three previous Networkers or Cisco Live conferences on a Full Conference or IT Management registration type in the last five years (making Cisco Live U.S. 2016 your fourth event since 2012), you’re eligible for NetVet status.


    Along with recognition of your loyalty to Cisco, you’ll also 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 badge that showcases your NetVet status.


    NetVets holding current CCIE or CCDE certifications enjoy additional benefits, including:


    • Special reception with Chuck Robbins
    • Priority seating in the General Session and Innovation Talks
    • Exclusive lapel pin


    For NetVets, Cisco Live is more than a conference. It’s a tradition. If you meet the attendance criteria discussed above, be sure to claim your NetVet status at registration and take advantage of the available benefits that can make your Cisco Live experience even better.


    NetVet Lounge


    Cisco Live NetVets deserve special treatment, so we invite you to enjoy the exclusive NetVets area where you can relax, check your email, and much more. The NetVet Lounge also offers loyal Cisco Live alumni complimentary light snacks and beverages. Location to be announced.



    NetVet Registration


    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.

    Social Events


    This year, Cisco Live is focusing on how world-class training and education can help you thrive in the world of digital business. But it’s also important 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. Learn more about the nightly receptions in the World of Solutions and about our world-class Customer Appreciation Event.

    Social Impact at Cisco Live

    Throughout the week, you will have multiple opportunities to get involved in making a social impact.

    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.


    Learn how to participate in social media and contests

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