First Time Attendees

Will you be attending Cisco Live for your first time? Here are some to-do’s and tips to help you prepare so that you can maximize your time at Cisco Live Orlando.


We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us in Orlando and 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 want 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!

Your To-Do List


Convince your boss!

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



Select your Full Conference Pass IT Management Pass for access to Breakout sessions, Keynotes, World of Solutions, DevNet Zone and Meals or start with an Imagine Pass.


Schedule your free certification exam

Full Conference and IT Management Pass holders receive one free onsite certification exam. Space is limited, sign up early.


Purchase Labs and Technical Seminars

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


Book your hotel and travel

Take advantage of our special discounted rates for attendees.


Review the Session Catalog

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


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.


Add the Cisco Live Orientation to Your Schedule

Network with other first time attendees and get some tips from our NetVets – Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 pm.

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.


Cisco Live 2018 Teaser
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Cisco Live 2017: Opening Keynote Highlights
Watch the Cisco Live 2017 opening keynote with Chuck Robbins.
Cisco Live 2017 Highlights
Highlights from Cisco Live 2017.



“For a first time attendee I was amazed at this conference overall. Cisco really holds nothing back in giving a breadth of knowledge to be gained at this event. I will go away even more excited and interested in my job duties, and feeling more confident in how my system works.”


“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.”


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

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