Explorer Pass

Your Explorer Pass is your passport to discover everything Cisco Live has to offer and more at your own pace.

With an Explorer Pass you have access to a wide variety of education, networking and social opportunities. We want to help you take advantage of your pass and make the most of your time at Cisco Live.


Use the Content Catalog to browse over 160 DevNet sessions, Customer Case Stories, Partner sessions, and Product & Solutions Overview sessions and start planning your personal agenda for the week. You may also want to check out one of the 70 Walk-In Self-Paced Labs on offer or pop in for a Technical Solutions Clinic.


Read on to learn more about what’s available to you with an Explorer Pass.

Thought Leadership Sessions

  • Keynotes
    2 mainstage keynotes that will provide unique insights from Cisco executives and industry thought leaders.
  • Innovation Showcase
    A look at the newest innovations from Cisco across technologies. Themes include; Reinventing Networking, Embracing a Multicloud World, Unlocking the Power of Data, Security and more.

World of Solutions

The Explorer Pass gives you full access to the buzzing epicenter of Cisco Live – the World of Solutions. In this space you’ll learn about the latest innovations from Cisco and our partners. Here are some of the things that you’ll want to make plans for:


  • Cisco Showcase
  • Network Operations Center
  • 130 Exhibitors
  • Solutions Theater
  • Partner Villages
  • Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening

The Hub

If networking and exchanging ideas and challenges with some of the brightest minds in the world of IT is your ultimate goal at Cisco Live, The Hub is the place to be. Come visit all our exciting spaces including:

  • DevNet Zone
    Dive into the DevNet Zone where anyone developing using Cisco technology can get hands-on with every element of the DevNet developer program plus get face-to-face support from the developer teams.
  • Technical Solutions Clinics
    Come visit us at the Technical Solutions Clinics for an opportunity to interact with the best and brightest Cisco CX Global Center service experts.
  • Walk-In Self-Paced Labs
    These labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of Cisco products and solutions a 30-60 minute pre-designed scenario.
  • Social Media Central
    At Cisco Live’s Social Media Central, you can connect with your fellow social media mavens, recharge your batteries, and connect with the Cisco Live social media team.
  • The Gateway
    Visit us in The Gateway and find out how you can connect with industry peers, get the latest Cisco news and share your stories and successes – all whilst building your professional network and engaging in fun, educational activities that might win you prize.
  • Cisco Store
    Shop at the Cisco Store for the latest in brand apparel, tech accessories, bags, gifts and more.


Orientation Tours

With a full week Explorer pass you can get your experience kick started with one of our Orientation Tours on Monday. Led by a Cisco Live expert, they will help you navigate your way around the spaces.


Social Impact

Be part of our collective efforts to bring color and fun to children in need. Come to The Playground and help build one of our Imagine skateboards.


The Playground

Need a break? Bring back those childhood memories in our Playground, whether you were running for the swings or preferred to play video games, there is something for everyone. Discover our interactive experiences, kick back and enjoy a time out with a twist.

Customer Appreciation Event

The Customer Appreciation Event is a spectacular celebration that takes place Thursday evening after the Guest Keynote. Join us for food, drinks, live music and performances. Our special guest performers are yet to be announced, so stay tuned!



There’s so much to do at Cisco Live, you won’t want to leave the venue to eat. Your pass includes snacks and lunch Monday – Thursday. View the Week at a Glance for detailed meal times.

Upgrade for More


If all these possibilities have left you hungry for more, you can always consider upgrading to a Main Conference pass which would give you access to the full content program:


  • Technical Seminars
    These four- and eight-hour deep dive technical training sessions give you hands-on, in-depth learning to immerse yourself in the latest Cisco technologies. Technical Seminars are priced in addition to your conference fee and are expected to sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your spot early.
  • Technical Breakout Sessions
    Breakout sessions at Cisco Live focus on the latest technologies, architecture strategies, applications and troubleshooting tactics. Sessions range from introductory to advanced skill levels. Sessions cover new, as well as feature/functionality updates to existing products and solutions.
  • Meet the Engineer
    Meet the Engineer meetings give you the opportunity to set the agenda for a 1:1 conversation with a Cisco Engineer.

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