Overview

Our social impact mission at Cisco Live is to amplify Cisco’s purpose to power an inclusive future for all. Our activities align with Cisco’s priorities to forge programs and partnerships that increase access to opportunities, and to take action to increase environmental sustainability wherever possible.

Learn more about Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability Efforts.

Social Impact Zone Partnership with Give To Get

Cisco Live has partnered with Give To Get to offer volunteer activities that will benefit local schools and environmental organisations in Las Vegas. In the Social Impact Zone you can participate in a variety of hands-on activities, including assembling raised garden boxes, compost bins, nesting boxes for birds and bats, mason bee houses, and solar chargers. Throughout the event, Social Impact Pop-up locations will also be available for attendees to get involved by assembling student garden and pollinator kits. All finished products from Cisco Live 2022 will be donated to local organisations addressing access to environmental sustainability education.

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is changing lives. More than just IT skills training, Networking Academy aims to empower people through the power of technology, education and career opportunities. Cisco Networking Academy has educated 15 million students in over 180 countries, helping them develop in-demand skills in networking, cybersecurity, IoT, and programming, and connecting them to top-quality employment opportunities through the Talent Bridge program.

Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team

Every year at Cisco Live, a team of Cisco Networking Academy students and instructors from across the United States and Canada are chosen to work alongside Cisco Network Operations Centre (NOC) engineers to help set up and support the massive network that supports Cisco Live. The Dream Team is a diverse representation of the future workforce, including college students, military veterans, and career changers looking to expand their IT knowledge and demonstrate their skills in a fast-paced, real-world environment.

Learn More About the Dream Team

Sustainability

An inclusive future takes everyone, including future generations, into account. Cisco has set long-term goals to address the environmental impacts from our products and business operations. Learn about Cisco’s commitment to sustainability in the Cisco Live keynote and sessions, as well as meaningful activations and Showcase experiences.

Cisco Live Global Events has a proven history of driving change in the events industry. We strive to create sustainable events through replicable processes that we can improve upon year after year.

Cisco Live’s dedication to sustainability can be demonstrated in the following areas:

 

Widespread reduction of single-use plastics (where alternatives are currently available)

Increased recycling solutions and reuse of materials – including donation of excess food, exhibition stand materials and assets from the event.

Commitment to prioritising ethically sourced, sustainable materials, whilst maximising use of recycled products, materials, and processes.

Minimising transport and food miles to reduce emissions.

Sustainability

An inclusive future takes everyone, including future generations, into account. Cisco has set long-term goals to address the environmental impacts from our products and business operations. Learn about Cisco’s commitment to sustainability in the Cisco Live keynote and sessions, as well as meaningful activations and Showcase experiences.

Cisco Live Global Events has a proven history of driving change in the events industry. We strive to create sustainable events through replicable processes that we can improve upon year after year.

Cisco Live’s dedication to sustainability can be demonstrated in the following areas:

Elimination of single use plastics

Dedication to providing only ethically sourced sustainable materials for event design and attendee gifting

Donation of food, materials, and amenities from events (over 46,000 pounds of donated materials)

Commitment to achieving Zero Waste at Global Events by 2040

Travel Sustainably to Cisco Live 2022

Small choices can have big savings impacts when it comes to travelling more sustainably to Cisco Live. The list below offers some ideas that can help reduce your environmental footprint as an attendee. These are best practices are a great place to start and to build from wherever possible.

  • Find flights with lower carbon emissions and consider offsetting your flight carbon emissions through the airline.

  • Take direct routes which can save emissions associated with additional take-offs and landings.

  • For any offsite activities organised by the Cisco Live team, take the shuttle buses provided, or consider taking a Melbourne tram or walking.

  • If you’re attending Cisco Live with a colleague, think about ride sharing from the airport or whilst at the event.

  • Book a hotel room nearby to support a reduction in required daily travel and emissions. There’s a huge range of accommodation just a short walk away from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – 6,000 rooms to be exact!

  • Opt for direct routes, which can save emissions associated with additional take-offs and landings.

Innovation Talk

Cisco is embedding sustainability into the core of our portfolio. We are excited to bring you solutions that are designed with a Net Zero future in mind that will not only transform core architectures but open new and emerging markets.

Don’t miss the Innovation Talk on How Cisco Solutions Can Help Your Journey to Net Zero!

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Cisco Live Venue –
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The MCEC Sustainability Strategy is shaped by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are an urgent call to action for all countries - developed and developing - to improve human lives and protect the environment through sustainable development.

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