• Activities and Social Events

    Education, networking and social opportunities to attend during your time at Cisco Live

    DevNet Zone


    Dive into the DevNet Zone where anyone developing using Cisco technology can get hands-on with every element of the DevNet developer program plus get face-to-face support from the developer teams.


    DevNet provides developers with the tools, resources and code needed to build innovative, network-enabled solutions. The zone features theatre sessions, workshops, learning labs, demos, a hackathon and more.


    Learn more about the DevNet Zone

    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.

    Meet the Expert

    Meet the Expert ranks as one of the highest rated programs at Cisco Live. Open to all attendees, Meet the Expert meetings give you the opportunity to engage with a Cisco engineer or executive in a 1:1 conversation focused on your unique questions and challenges. More than 500 Cisco engineers and experts will be available during your time in Las Vegas for meetings that are a great complement to your on-site training. Make plans now to schedule a personalized discussion with a Cisco executive, engineer, Cisco Fellow, or senior development engineer. You set the agenda for the conversation.


    Topics can include:

    • Product and project validation: Are we using the right solutions and technologies to meet our goals, and are we using the best approach?
    • Solution design and deployment: What is the best way to capitalize on available technologies?
    • Strategy: How does my vision align with what others are doing in the industry?
    • Troubleshooting: What solutions or tactics can I use to address a specific problem?


    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.

    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

    Technical Solutions Clinics


    Technical Solutions Clinics are informal whiteboard discussions that give you the opportunity to explain your situation, in detail, to a Technical Community Advocate (TAC) or other qualified Cisco representative. You’ll receive their perspective on the best strategy to your concerns and suggestions for solutions you may not have considered.

    Walk-in Self-Paced Labs


    Cisco Live’s Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of products and solutions from Cisco. You’ll have the chance to work through pre-designed scenarios that show you firsthand how these technologies can transform your business. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore full configurations and new features, so you can make informed recommendations on which solutions are right for your workplace.

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