First Time at Cisco Live

First-time attendee to-do’s and tips from past attendees to get you started.


We hope you’ll check this page often for information for first-time attendees. We know that there is a lot to explore at Cisco Live, so we hope to make your experience easier. Make sure you also follow us on social media to stay up to date on the latest updates for Cisco Live – we’re ‘CiscoLiveEurope’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

First-time Attendee?

Whether you are learning about Cisco Live for the first time or just registered and don’t know what to do next, here’s your to do list:


Convince your boss!

Download the Convince Your Boss letter . Show that you will be a more valuable asset to our organization by getting all the technical training you need at Cisco Live.



Select the conference pass which fits your needs: Main Conference Pass or Explorer Pass (full week or one day only). Please note that the IT Management Program has now sold out.


Schedule your free certification exam

Space is limited, so review the guidelines for scheduling your free onsite certification exam. For Main Conference Pass and IT Management Pass holders only.


Add on a Technical Seminar

Choose from four-hour and eight-hour additional paid training offered on Monday, January 29 only.


Book your hotel and travel

Make sure you book your accommodation as early as possible.


Review the Content Catalog

Plan your week now! Search by keyword or filter by technology, session type, or technical level to find sessions that interest you.


Follow us on Social Media

Connect with others attending the event. Expand your professional network before your trip using your favorite social media channel, then meet your new colleagues onsite.


View sessions from previous events

Catch-up with on-demand content that interests you from previous Cisco Live events.

First Time @ Cisco Live Barcelona Spark Space

We have opened a Spark space especially for Cisco Live first time participants. Make a connection with fellow first time participants, get tips on improving your experience and get answers to your questions. The Cisco Live events team are part of the Spark Space and will be answering your questions in the run up to the event and onsite. To join the Spark space, download the free Spark app and click here to be added to the space. Once you have the app there are opportunities to join other Spark spaces in connection with the breakout sessions to chat with Cisco speakers.

Orientation Tours

Get to know Cisco Live 2018, Barcelona. On Monday January 29 we invite you to join one of our experienced event staff and get a guided tour of all that Cisco Live has to offer over the forthcoming week. No need to sign up. Orientation Tours depart from the Information Desk in the North Access registration area, just look out for the event staff in orange uniform with Orientation Tour signage.


Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and will depart at:


  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30
  • 17:30


We look forward to seeing you there.

Tips from Past Attendees

  • Wear comfortable shoes! – It can be tough to master advanced networking concepts when your feet hurt.
  • Bring a portable power strip. – It’s easier to plug in to the energy of Cisco Live when it’s easy to plug in your mobile devices.
  • Follow @CiscoLiveEurope and #CLEUR on social media. – Come to the event armed with the latest updates.
  • Book sessions and labs early. They fill up quickly. – The early bird gets the seat.
  • Read the title AND the abstract of the sessions. – Be sure that the sessions cover the topics you are looking for!
  • Tweak your schedule onsite. – Plans change. Keep it flexible. Find out what interests you and build your week around it. It’s your conference. Attend it your way.
  • Check your transportation options. – Make sure you have adequate time to get onsite the first day, or do a trial run the day before.
  • Don’t forget to pick up your official Cisco Live t-shirt. – It’s the must-have fashion statement of today’s top IT professionals. Available from Thursday, February 1.


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