What is Cisco Live?

Cisco Live delivers education and inspiration to technology innovators worldwide through large-scale in-person and digital events, as well as on-demand education. It is the premier destination for Cisco customers and partners to gain knowledge and to build community.

As the place where the best and the brightest minds in IT come to learn, Cisco Live will ignite creativity, deliver practical know-how, and accelerate the connections that fuel your digital future.

Date: February 6-10, 2023


RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 2
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Why Attend?

The Cisco Live community is coming back together for an unparalleled experience that will deliver the latest technical education, insights, and inspiration to support your success. Use our Cisco Live proposal letter to convince your boss you should attend.

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  • Community
    Meet with Cisco engineers and executives to discuss your unique technical or business-related questions and challenges. Network and learn with other participants in technical sessions. Connect with friends at the Social Media Central.

  • Education
    Immerse yourself in five days of sessions, hands-on training, and 1:1 meetings. Learn about Cisco’s products, technologies, and services to help you grow your success. Validate your skills with a free Cisco Certification exam.

  • Inspiration
    Hear directly from Cisco executive leadership and other industry leaders about their vision for the future. Learn from leading partners and Cisco experts in the World of Solutions.

  • Fun
    The week wouldn’t be complete without our annual Cisco Live Celebration. Additional activities include a Welcome Reception in the World of Solutions, and opportunities to reflect, recharge and explore.

Choose Your Experience

Are you interested in a world-class curriculum of technical education and training designed to keep your skills sharp amid ever-changing technology innovations? The Technical Education program is the one for you.

Are you focused on the business of IT and looking to explore the most important shifts affecting IT, to make connections with industry peers, and get the information and inspiration needed to build the foundation for your digital future? The IT Leadership program is the one for you.

Are you looking to discover the latest Cisco innovations and technologies in action, meet with Cisco engineers and partners, and enjoy the opportunity to network? The Explorer program is the one for you.


Cisco Live is all about celebrating our customers. NetVet status is an exclusive distinction that is open only to Cisco Live customers and partners globally. And for NetVets, Cisco Live is more than a conference, it’s a tradition.

If you have attended at least three previous Cisco Live conferences globally on an All-Access, Full Conference or IT Leadership Program (previously Main Conference and IT Management) registration type in the last seven years (making Cisco Live 2023 Amsterdam your fourth event since 2016), you are eligible for NetVet status*.

As a NetVet, you will enjoy special benefits that can enhance your Cisco Live experience:

  • Early access to session scheduling
  • NetVet badge recognition
  • You will see your name highlighted during the Keynote
  • Access to the NetVet lounge, enabling you a place to work, connect with your peers or relax and recharge your batteries and your phones. Daily refreshments will be served. 

How to Register as a NetVet

  • The Cisco Live event registration tool will automatically identify your NetVet status and qualification based on your email address.
  • If the system is not recognizing your NetVet status, you may need to provide proof of attendance to three (3) Cisco Live events in the past seven (7) years. Please contact Registration Support if you have any queries about your status.

* To be eligible for NetVet status, you must have attended Cisco Live conferences globally as a paying All-Access pass, Full Conference pass (previously Main Conference) or IT Leadership pass (previously IT Management) delegate between 2016 to 2022 inclusive.

If you were registered as a Full Conference or IT Leadership participant to attend Cisco Live US 2020, Cisco Live Melbourne 2020 or Cisco Live Amsterdam 2022 prior to these events being cancelled, this will be recognized and you will receive credit to maintain your NetVet status.


Cisco Live is all about celebrating our customers. NetVet status is an exclusive distinction that is open only to Cisco Live customers and partners globally. The program offers special benefits and designation onsite for our attendees who have attended the last three out of five years, making 2023 the fourth Cisco Live they have attended. 

NetVets enjoy many benefits onsite, including:

  • Access to the NetVet Lounge
  • A free e-book from Cisco Press
  • Priority session scheduling
  • A unique conference lanyard that showcases your NetVet status

To Qualify for NetVet Status You Must:

  1. Have attended 3 Cisco Live events from 2018-2022, with a Full Conference, IT Management, or All-Access pass

  2. Register for Cisco Live 2023 with a Full Conference or IT Leadership Pass

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.

*Benefits available only to those who registered for in-person pass types by June 12, 2022. Please note: Attending the Cisco Live 2022 digital event will not count towards future NetVet status.

The Cisco Live event registration tool will automatically identify your NetVet status and qualification based on your email address. Contact our Registration Support Team if you have questions about your status.

Live Broadcast

Not able to make it to Amsterdam this year?

Join our live broadcast and catch all the highlights from Cisco Live 2023 Amsterdam. Grab a coffee and tune in to our keynotes and Innovation Talks, or get a taste of all the excitement on the show floor. Listen in on interviews with customers and partners, or catch exclusive interviews with some of Cisco's finest engineers and executives.

All that, and more, from the comfort of your home (office). Details on the broadcast agenda will be available in January 2023.