Know Before You Go

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

Venue Address

Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Travel Information

Sunday Traffic Alert
If you are arriving Sunday morning between 6am – 12noon, please expect traffic delays in San Francisco.  The annual Bay to Breakers race will be taking place and Howard Street outside of the Moscone Center will be closed.

Travel Discounts
Learn more special San Francisco discounts for Cisco Live 2014.

Directions to the Moscone 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:  Outside of WoS (Halls ABC)
Telephone:  415.974.4080
Fax:  415.974.4065
Business Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

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.

Onsite Check-In
Onsite check-in and badge pickup will be open Saturday, May 18th -Thursday, May 22nd in the Moscone 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 at least 10 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 wait list as soon as possible. If you are not confirmed in the session we will seat wait list attendees on a first come first serve basis. 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, scheduler and the mobile app from May 18th – 22nd. Many sessions will have an agenda slide available before the event begins to give you an idea of what the session will cover.

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

Pre-Requisite Session Link
Some sessions in MyScheduler feature a pre-requisite link. Linked pre-requisites are on-demand sessions that have been chosen specifically by the speaker to ensure you are up to speed on all the topics that will be discussed in the class onsite. To watch pre-requisite sessions, log in to using your Cisco Live credentials.

Cisco Live Tweet Lounge and Social Media Hub
Location: Moscone South Lobby Level 1

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:

  • Marriott Channel 47
  • Intercontinental Hotel Channel 3


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 May 17, 2014, by logging into your Cisco Live account as space allows (Full Conference Registration required for complimentary exam). Once the registration period for exams has ended, you may register on-site at Certifications Test Center at a 50% discount on a space-available basis.

Location: Cisco Certifications Test Center, Moscone West Hall 3rd Floor Room #3020

Meet the Engineer Program: Schedule your time
Your chance to talk privately 1:1 with any one of our several hundred expert speakers on any technology topic that is on your mind. Sign-up in advance to schedule a session or show-up on-site to the MTE area for the walk-in meetings.

Date:  Monday, May 19 – Thursday, May 22
Time:  Monday – Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Meet the Expert area, Moscone North, Hall E

The 2014 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 Francisco Moscone West, First floor


Onsite Tools

Touch Screen Kiosks
Cisco Live touch screen kiosks will be available throughout the Moscone convention center. These interactive units provide personalized information when you tap your badge to the screen, gain information:

  • Upcoming event information
  • Session Scheduling
  • Evaluations
  • Conference Maps
  • Much more!

Wireless Internet Access Information
Cisco Live provides wireless Internet access in all meeting areas and adjacent hallways of the InterContinental San Francisco, Moscone Center, San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This includes service in the Dining Hall at Moscone West, Keynote (Moscone North Hall D), and World of Solutions (Moscone South Halls A – C).

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.

Wireless SSID: CiscoLive2014
Protocol: WPA2-PSK(AES)
Passcode: ciscolive2014

This is a Public Internet Connection and the use of a personal firewall is suggested.

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. Go now.


Cisco Live Social Communities


Diamond Sponsors

EMC Intel NetApp Statseeker

Emerald Sponsors

Citrix F5 NetScout

John Chambers Invite

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO invites you to join us at Cisco Live US 2014, San Francisco, California, May 18-22, 2014.