Know Before You Go

Get ready for 5 days of education, networking and fun at Cisco Live! Read the details below for important information on picking up your badge, the mobile app, onsite wireless access, session pdfs, shuttles, and more. See you in Las Vegas!


Venue Addresses


Mandalay Bay
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7777
Programs: IT Management Program, Executive Symposium, Cisco Empowered Women’s Network, Partner Days, DevNet, World of Solutions, Keynotes, Conference Sessions, Attendee Meals and Main Registration

MGM Grand
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-1111
Programs: Testing Center, Labs & Technical Seminars, Attendee Meals and Registration


Travel Information


Learn more about special Las Vegas travel information.


Hotel Confirmation


Confirm your hotel reservation by logging into your account. If you do not know your credentials, follow the “forgot your password link”.


Please note: Please call your hotel directly if you need to make changes to your reservation.


Onsite Check-In and Registration


Have your QR code ready for a faster check-in. Your QR code can be found in the mobile app under “My Profile”. For security purposes, a valid form of government issued ID will need to be presented upon check in. Cisco Live registrants must be 21 years of age or older.


Onsite check-in and badge pickup will be open at the following times and locations:


Mandalay Bay, Level 1 
Saturday, June 24         3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 25           7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, June 26          7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 27         7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 28    7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday, June 29        7:00 am – 5:00 pm


Luxor, North Lobby
Saturday, June 24         3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 25           7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, June 26          7:00 am – 12:00 pm

MGM Grand Conference Center, Level 1
Saturday, June 24         3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 25           7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, June 26          7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 27         7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 28    7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday, June 29        7:00 am – 1:00 pm


Cosmopolitan, Level 4, Belmont Commons
Saturday, June 24         3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 25           7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, June 26          7:00 am – 12:00 pm


Backpack & T-Shirt Pick-Up


Full conference attendees can pick up their Cisco Live backpacks and t-shirts at Materials Pick-Up at Mandalay Bay, Level 2.


Badge Requirement


You must wear a Cisco Live name badge at all times for access to functions. If you lose or misplace your Cisco Live badge, a $100 fee will be charged to reprint.




Cisco Live Shuttles will operate daily Saturday through Thursday.


Download the Shuttle Schedule


Mobile Application


The Cisco Events mobile app provides a convenient way for attendees to access personal schedules, keynote and session information, exhibitor and sponsor profiles, surveys, and maps via their mobile device.


To take advantage of promotions and special offers, please ensure that your push notifications and Bluetooth are enabled. The Cisco Events mobile app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Check the Cisco Events Mobile App page for information on how to download.


Download Cisco Spark!


It’s a simple and secure place to collaborate — with anyone, anywhere.  Almost all sessions will use Cisco Spark to share information and announcements, engage in meaningful conversations, and more!


WiFi Access


Cisco Live provides wireless Internet access in all meeting areas and public spaces of the Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Bellagio. We encourage you to use a 5GHz wireless device for the best performance. Wireless coverage maps and performance data are also presented at the Cisco Live NOC. View additional details about the wireless network and usage policies for this event.


Wireless SSID: #CLUS
Protocol: WPA2 – personal
Passcode: @ciscolive


This is a Public Internet Connection and the use of a personal firewall is suggested. Employees must use VPN connections for corporate connectivity and should contact GTRC for support needs at +1-408-526-8888.


Schedule Your Sessions


Be sure to schedule your sessions before arriving onsite to guarantee a spot in the session.


Session Attendance


Plan to arrive at your scheduled session no later than 15 minutes prior to start. We will start seating standby attendees on a first come first serve basis 5 minutes before the session officially starts. We can almost always get the full standby group in, but please come early to get the best seats.

Session PDFs Availability


Presentation PDF’s will be uploaded to Session Catalog and beginning June 24th. Sessions will have an agenda slide or placeholder slide before the event begins. TEC and Lab presentations will be available on only.


Log into using your Cisco Live credentials. If you have trouble during login you can retrieve your username and password or contact support at


In an effort to reduce waste and Think Green, Cisco Live will not have print stations onsite. If you require a hard copy, please print out schedules and PDFs in advance of your arrival.


Monday’s Opening Keynote


Chuck Robbins’ opening keynote is Monday morning at 10:30 am. Doors will open at 9:45 am, so please arrive early to secure your seat. You can watch the keynote live in the Mandalay Bay Event Center or in one of the following locations – Innovation Showcase Theater, Think Tank, Partner Village Theaters, Investment Partner Pavilion, Hero Lounges, Social Media Hub and the NetVet Lounge (NetVets only).


Cisco Live Broadcast


Don’t miss any of the excitement from the conference. Watch the Cisco Live Broadcast, from your room, at the following hotels:


  • MGM Grand – CH 347
  • Signature – CH 01
  • Mandalay/Delano – CH 347
  • Luxor Tower – CH 347
  • Luxor Pyramid – CH 84
  • Bellagio – CH 347
  • Four Seasons – CH 347

Technology Tracks


Check out your technology track of interest to get learning paths, key speakers and sessions, Cisco Campus demos, activities and more, specific to the technology.


This track includes technical seminars and breakouts covering topics relevant to written and lab exams from CCNA to CCIE/CCDE and Architect.


Learn how Cisco takes a cloud neutral approach to simplify, secure, and transform how you work in a hybrid IT world.


Discover how Cisco Collaboration solutions gives you the space to exchange ideas, unite and get things done – giving your business a competitive advantage.

Data Center

Cisco's data center strategy ties analytics, simplicity, automation, and protection (ASAP) with a consistent and secure policy enforcement across a hybrid cloud.

Enterprise Networks

Learn how to plan, design, deploy, and manage your networks — be it for branch, campus, WAN, or data center — for the digital era.

Internet of Things

Learn about Cisco's IoT portfolio — connectivity, security, management, and application enablement — to deploy IoT solutions across multiple industries.


Hear how to design and develop a secure and scalable unified mobility platform that allows customers to deliver applications that transform business operations.

Network Transformation

Learn how Cisco is uncovering the potential of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and converting it into tangible, pragmatic solutions that solve real-world problems.


Cisco's security approach takes the burden off of teams and detects and remediates threats faster. Move to more effective security with an integrated architectural approach.

Service Provider

The Service Provider sessions will provide the latest in cutting edge technology around Service Provider Networking, Mobility, Video, and MPLS technologies.


Social Media Hub


Location: World of Solutions, Booth #3951


Twitter  Facebook  LinkedIn  Instagram  Snapchat  Google Plus


Connect with your fellow social media mavens, recharge your batteries, and participate in the Arrival Tweetup Sunday at 5:00 pm or plan your own.


Check the social media screens for the latest highlights, including your social updates and leaderboard status, and learn about all of your social media gaming opportunities.


Learn how to participate in our social media contests

World of Solutions


The World of Solutions is the energetic core of Cisco Live, where you’ll have the chance to learn about the latest innovations from Cisco and our partners. New this year, we’ve combined all your favorite activities into one amazing space.


Visit the World of Solutions to discover the latest partner solutions, talk with Cisco and partner experts, make connections with your fellow attendees and participate in amazing activities. The World of Solutions opens Monday, June 26 at 10:00 am.



Social Impact at Cisco Live


This year at Cisco Live, you have a one of a kind opportunity to make a difference through the power of your footsteps. There will be multiple kinetic tile activities around Cisco Live where you can track your steps and see how much energy you are personally creating, simply by walking over the tiles. The energy created by attendees will be donated to schools in Nepal.  Help us to reach our 1 million step goal!


Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to see how much energy you can create with the power of your footsteps!

Cisco would like to thank the following Diamond Sponsors: