What is Cisco Live

Cisco Live delivers education and inspiration to technology innovators worldwide through large-scale 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 power the inclusive future ahead. 

Date: June 4-8, 2023


Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Why Attend

The Cisco Live community comes 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.

Attendance Proposal Letter

  • Community
    Meet with Cisco engineers, executives, and fellows to discuss your unique technical or business-related questions and challenges. Network and learn with other attendees in technical sessions. Connect with fellow attendees and make new friends at the Social Media Hub.

  • 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 receptions in the World of Solutions, social media Tweet Ups, the Cisco Live Game and opportunities to give back to the community and world.

NetVet Program

This exclusive program is designed to honor our Cisco Live customers and partners globally. Attendees qualify for NetVet status after they’ve attended at least three Cisco Live events globally in the past five years, making 2023 their fourth Cisco Live event.

NetVets enjoy many special benefits*, including:

  • Priority session scheduling
  • A free e-book from Cisco Press
  • Access the NetVet Lounge to work, relax, and connect with other NetVets
  • A unique conference lanyard to showcase your NetVet status

NetVets holding current CCIE or CCDE certifications enjoy additional benefits, including a special reception with Cisco Chair and CEO Chuck Robbins, priority Keynote seating, and an exclusive lapel pin.

NetVet Program Qualifications

  1. Attended 3 Cisco Live events, in any region, from 2017-2022, with a Full Conference, IT Leadership, or All-Access pass.

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

*Benefits available only to those who register for in-person pass types by June 4, 2023. Attending the Cisco Live 2023 broadcast 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 customer service if you have questions about your status.


Get ready for the best week of your year and maybe even your life! You’ll to learn what’s most important to you, gain new skills and join the conversation with fellow technology enthusiasts. At Cisco Live its all about the possibilities to discover innovations, boost your knowledge and come back to the office ready to drive value for yourself and your organization.

To get an idea of what to expect and how to maximize your time at Cisco Live, visit our Get Ready page.


Year after year, thousands of technology enthusiasts come together to explore, gain valuable education, keep up with the latest trends and connect with peers. Watch to learn why you should attend Cisco Live!



"Best thing I get to do professionally every year. The information and networking is better here than any other conference I could attend."

— Cisco Live Attendee


"You enter As Strangers and Leave As Friends...no other event brings like minded technologists together on such a large scale and makes it fun for everyone."

— Cisco Live Attendee


"All of the sessions I attended were informative and allowed me to take knowledge from the session and implement changes to my organization."

— Cisco Live Attendee


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