Know Before You Go

The details below are important logistic information concerning your Cisco Live experience in San Diego. If you have any questions, please contact support. See you in San Diego!

Venue Address

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Travel Information

Learn more about special San Diego travel information. Find useful information here.

Directions to the San Diego Convention Center.

Confirmation of Hotel
Make sure you confirm your hotel requests by logging into your account, if you do not know your credentials, follow the ‘forgot your password link’. Please note: Changes made directly with the hotel will not be reflected in your account. Please be sure to call your hotel directly if you need to make changes to your reservation.

Important Onsite Conference Items

Badge Requirement
You must wear a Cisco Live name badge at all times for access to functions. If you lose or misplace your Cisco Live badge, a $100 fee will be charged to reprint. You must be 21 years or older to register and attend Cisco Live.

Business Services Center
Location: Hall D Lobby
Telephone: 619-525-5450
Business Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

CDW Technoliner
Come experience CDW’s cutting edge technology at the CDW Technoliner Area at Cisco Live 2015.
Location: Next to the Live Lawn, on the San Diego Bayfront

Cisco Campus
Make time in your schedule to visit the Cisco Campus. Learn more.

Cisco Store
See the latest styles of Cisco apparel, eco-friendly merchandise and technology products. Check out the latest Cisco Press titles, e-books and much more.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

“Hoppy” Hour
Enjoy some of San Diego’s finest craft breweries along with a bit more networking before the big party at the Cisco Live Hoppy Hour.
Wednesday, June 10; 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: World of Solutions participating booths

Mobile Application
The Cisco Events mobile app provides a convenient way for attendees to access personal schedules, keynote and session information, exhibitor and sponsor profiles, surveys, and maps via their mobile device. Don’t forget to enable networking so you can connect with other attendees. Go to Contacts > Profile and select “Enable Networking”. The Cisco Live mobile app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Download now.

Onsite Check-In and Registration
Onsite check-in and badge pickup will be open Saturday, June 6th -Thursday, June 11th in the San Diego Convention Center, North Hall, Lobby Level. For hours, please go to the agenda page. For security purposes, a valid from of government issued ID will need to be presented upon check in.  Cisco Live registrants must be 21 years of age or older.

Session Attendance
Plan to arrive at your scheduled session no later than 15 minutes prior to start. Some sessions have waiting lists. By arriving early, you will not only confirm your seat but allow us to clear the onsite wait list as soon as possible. We will start seating the wait list attendees on a first come first serve basis 5 minutes before session officially starts.  We cannot guarantee a reserved seat after this time. We can almost always get the full wait list group in, but please come early to get the best seats.

Session PDFs Availability
Presentation PDF’s will be uploaded to, online scheduler and the mobile app beginning June 7. Sessions will have an agenda slide or placeholder slide before the event begins. TEC and Lab presentations will be available on only.

Log into using your Cisco Live credentials. If you have trouble during login you can retrieve your username and password or contact support at

Cisco Live Scavenger Hunt!
Compete for daily and grand prizes totaling $7,000! Take photos with the clues provided and share them with your network using #CLUS and #CLScavenger.

Cisco Live Tweet Lounge and Social Media Hub
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Across from Registration

Connect with your fellow social media mavens, recharge your batteries, and show off your old-school engineering skills by building something creative with Legos.

Check the social media screens for the latest highlights, including your social updates and leaderboard status, and learn about all of your social media gaming opportunities.

Cisco Live TV – Hotel Channel Assignments
Don’t miss any of the excitement from the conference. Watch Cisco Live TV, from your room, at the following hotels:

  • Hilton Bayfront – Channel 60
  • Marriott Marquis – Channel 86
  • Grand Hyatt – Channel 42

Wireless Internet Access Information
Cisco Live provides wireless Internet access in all meeting areas and public spaces of the SDCC, Hilton Bayfront Hotel, and Manchester Grand Hyatt.
We encourage you to use a 5GHz wireless device for the best performance. Wireless coverage maps and performance data are also presented at the Cisco Live NOC. Additional details about the wireless network and usage policies for this event can be found at

Wireless SSID: CiscoLive2015
Protocol: WPA2 – personal
Passcode: ciscolive2015

This is a Public Internet Connection and the use of a personal firewall is suggested. Employees must use VPN connections for corporate connectivity and should contact GTRC for support needs at +1-408-526- 8888.

Not To Miss Scheduling Items

Cisco Certification Testing
If you have not yet registered for your complimentary on-site exam, you may do so until June 6, 2015, by logging into your Cisco Live account as space allows (Full Conference Registration or IT Management registration required for complimentary exam). Complimentary exams will not be available to attendees at the event.

Location: Cisco Certifications Test Center, SDCC Upper Level Room 1A

The Hub
Access some of the best and brightest minds in the world of IT and communications – the people who are literally helping build tomorrow today.  Learn more.

Innovation Talks
Cisco Live’s Innovation Talks provide a multi-faceted look at the challenges and potential of the latest innovations in key areas such as network technology, security, and the Cloud – providing the context and inspiration today’s IT professionals need to create the world of tomorrow. Learn more.

Cisco Live Social Communities

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