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, 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 the United States and Canada 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


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. Learn about Cisco’s commitment to sustainability in the Cisco Live keynote and sessions, as well as meaningful activations and Showcase experiences.

Cisco Live Global Events has a proven history of driving change in the events industry. We strive to create sustainable events through replicable processes that we can improve upon year after year.

Cisco Live’s dedication to sustainability can be demonstrated in the following areas:

Elimination of single use plastics

Dedication to providing only ethically sourced sustainable materials for event design and attendee gifting

Donation of food, materials, and amenities from events (over 46,000 pounds of donated materials)

Commitment to achieving Zero Waste at Global Events by 2040

Travel Sustainably to Cisco Live 2022

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 an attendee. 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.