The Explorer pass gives you the opportunity to delve into Cisco Live, view examples of the latest technologies in action and meet and engage with the best of the industry


Your Explorer pass is your passport to discover Cisco innovations and technologies, meet with Cisco engineers, customers and partners and enjoy the opportunity to network with your peers.

You can attend DevNet sessions, Customer Case Stories, Partner sessions, and Product & Solutions Overview sessions as well as Keynotes and Innovation Talks. You may also want to check out a Walk-In Lab or pop in for a Technical Solutions Clinic. Please note that the breakout sessions in the Technical Education and IT Management programs are not included in the Explorer pass. Sessions will be available in the Content Catalog from October.

Read on to learn more about what else is available to you with an Explorer pass.


  • Keynotes
    2 mainstage keynotes that will provide unique insights from Cisco executives and industry thought leaders.
  • Innovation Showcase
    A look at the newest innovations from Cisco across technologies.


The Explorer pass gives you full access to the buzzing epicenter of Cisco Live – the World of Solutions. In this space you’ll learn about the latest innovations from Cisco and our partners. Here are some of the things that you’ll want to make plans for:

  • Cisco Showcase
  • Network Operations Center
  • Partner Villages
  • Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening


If networking and exchanging ideas and challenges with some of the brightest minds in the world of IT is your ultimate goal at Cisco Live, we’ve got you covered:

  • DevNet Zone
    Dive into the DevNet Zone where anyone developing using Cisco technology can get hands-on with every element of the DevNet developer program plus get face-to-face support from the developer teams.
  • Technical Solutions Clinics
    Come visit us at the Technical Solutions Clinics for an opportunity to interact with the best and brightest Cisco CX Global Center service experts.
  • Walk-In Labs
    These labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of Cisco products and solutions in a 30-60 minute pre-designed scenario.
  • Social Media Central
    In the Social Media Central, you can connect with your fellow social media mavens, recharge your batteries, and connect with the Cisco Live social media team.
  • Cisco Live Celebration
    The Cisco Live Celebration is a spectacular celebration that takes place Thursday evening after the Guest Keynote. Join us for food, drinks, live music and performances. Our special guest performers are yet to be announced, so stay tuned!
  • Meals
    There’s so much to do at Cisco Live, you won’t want to leave the venue to eat. Your pass includes snacks and lunch Monday – Thursday. View the Week at a Glance for detailed meal times.


If you are not sure this is the right pass for you, and if you would like to attend Technical Breakout Sessions or Technical Seminars or have more indepth conversations with Cisco Engineers, please consider the Main Conference or an IT Management Program pass which would give you access to the full content program, including all breakout sessions. 

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