New to Cisco Live

First-time attendee to-do’s and tips from past attendees to get you started.

Welcome

We hope you’ll check this page often for information for first-time attendees. We know that there is a lot to explore at Cisco Live, so we hope to make your experience easier. Each month you will receive a newsletter from us called the News Flash. Make sure to read this to stay up to date on the latest updates for Cisco Live!


First-time Attendee?

Here’s your to-do list:

1

Convince your boss!

Download an Attendee Proposal Letter . Show that you will be a more valuable asset to our organization by getting all the technical training you need at Cisco Live.

2

Register

Select your Full Conference Pass or IT Management Pass for access to Breakout sessions, Keynotes, World of Solutions, DevNet Zone and Meals or for a taste of what Cisco Live has to offer start with an Explorer Pass.

3

Schedule your free certification exam

Space is limited, so review the guidelines for scheduling your free onsite certification exam. For Full Conference and IT Management Pass holders only.

4

Purchase Labs and Technical Seminars

Choose from two-, four-, and eight- hour additional paid training offered throughout the week.

5

Book your hotel and travel

Take advantage of our special discounted rates for attendees.

6

Review the Session Catalog

Plan your week now! Search by keyword or filter by technology, session type, or technical level to find sessions.

7

Follow us on Social Media

Connect with others attending the event. Expand your professional network before your trip using your favorite social media channel, read what bloggers are saying about Cisco Live US, then meet your new colleagues onsite.

8

Sign up for the New to Cisco Live Meet-Up

Network with other first time attendees and get some tips from our NetVets.

Tips from Past Attendees

  • Wear comfortable shoes! – It can be tough to master advanced networking concepts when your feet hurt.
  • Bring a portable power strip. – It’s easier to plug in to the energy of Cisco Live when it’s easy to plug in your mobile devices.
  • Don’t forget to pick up your official Cisco Live t-shirt. – It’s the must-have fashion statement of today’s top IT professionals.
  • Follow @CiscoLive and the #CLUS on Twitter. – Come to the event armed with the latest updates.
  • Book sessions and labs early. They fill up quickly. – The early bird gets the seat.
  • Tweak your schedule onsite. – Plans change. Keep it flexible. Find out what interests you and build your week around it. It’s your conference. Attend it your way.
  • Read past attendee blogs. – Learn more about the conference from first-timer tips, event insights, and more.

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Testimonials

FIRST TIME ATTENDING

“First time attending a Cisco Event. I am junior at our company and this experience gave me motivation to pursue my career in security.”
— CISCO LIVE 2016 ATTENDEE

WELL EXECUTED

“Cisco Live was a great event as always, and very well executed. I always expect great things from Cisco and they never cease to deliver.”
— CISCO LIVE 2016 ATTENDEE

EPIC AWESOMENESS

“I’ve learned so much this week at Cisco live! Here’s to new friends, renewed relationships, and epic awesomeness.”
— CISCO LIVE 2016 ATTENDEE

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