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.

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 organizations 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 organizations addressing access to environmental sustainability education.

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is changing lives. More than just IT skills training, Cisco 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 EMEA are chosen to work alongside Cisco Network Operations Center (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 at Cisco Live

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. At Cisco Live we will showcase Cisco’s commitment to sustainability through our content and within our Sustainability Zone and Cisco Showcase.

At Cisco Live EMEA we take pride in running an in-person event and the connections that are made as a result. We also recognize the impact this has on our carbon footprint.  

We are working closely with all our suppliers to ensure sustainability provision is built into their operations and material choices, we are minimizing waste across all areas of the event, designing with re-use in mind, and recycling and repurposing as much as possible. In addition, we are looking to build a positive legacy in Amsterdam by supporting local businesses and products and actively supporting local charities. 

We have ambitious plans to reduce our carbon footprint, and we encourage all those attending Cisco Live 2023 Amsterdam to consider how you can make your travel more sustainable. Please help us to accurately measure our carbon footprint and share with us your method of travel when you register for the event.

Learn more about sustainability at Cisco Live

Sustainability Zone

This year at Cisco Live we are bringing together the full Cisco story around Circular IT, all in one place. The Sustainability Zone will feature case studies, interactive demonstrations and showcase Cisco’s sustainability solutions.

In addition, we will have our Impact Theater where you can listen to inspiring and motivational talks throughout the week. 

Travel Sustainably to Cisco Live 2023

Small choices can have big savings impacts when it comes to traveling more sustainably to Cisco Live. The list below offers some ideas that can help reduce your environmental footprint as a participant. While not required, these best practices are a great place to start and to build from wherever possible.

  • Find flights with lower carbon emissions.

  • Search for hotels near the venue with sustainability programs in place.

  • Stay at accommodations that are within walking distance of the venue to reduce carbon emissions.

  • If possible, replace short flights with rail trips, which can reduce your emissions up to 90%.

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

  • Voluntarily lower your flight class, which can reduce emissions when compared to higher-footprint business class trips.

  • Use public transit or share rides for local trips.