About Cisco Live

Join us in San Diego to learn, explore, connect, and be inspired by Cisco’s top experts, partners, and customers.

What is Cisco Live?

Cisco Live is Cisco’s annual customer and partner conference where you will build the foundation for your digital future. Transform your outlook, your career, and your potential through learning direct from Cisco’s best and brightest. From technical education to future-focused thought leadership, 1:1 meetings with Cisco experts to connecting with Cisco partners, networking with your peers to having fun at the Cisco Live Celebration, Cisco Live is the place to have it all.


Date: June 9-13, 2019




San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Why Attend?

Cisco Live will inspire you, the champion of digital transformation, to make anything possible. This event presents a unique opportunity to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and skills on the technologies you already use, and those you will rely on in the future. Use our Cisco Live proposal letter to convince your boss.



Immerse yourself in five days of sessions, hands-on training, and 1:1 meetings. Learn about Cisco’s products, technologies, and services to help you grow your success. Validate your skills with a free Cisco Certification exam.



The World of Solutions is the energetic core of Cisco Live. Explore innovations from Cisco and our partners in one amazing space. Explore the Cisco Campus, Partner Villages, Technical Solutions Clinics, 300+ partners, DevNet Zone, and more.



Take time to meet with Cisco engineers, executives, Cisco Fellows, and TAC engineers to discuss your unique technical or business-related questions and challenges. Connect with other attendees at the Social Media Hub and New Attendee events.


Have FUN

The week wouldn’t be complete without our annual Cisco Live Celebration. Additional activities include receptions in the World of Solutions, social media Tweet Ups, and opportunities to give back to the community and World.

Our History

Cisco’s annual customer conference, now known as Cisco Live, was established almost 3 decades ago shortly after Cisco was founded. The 1990 inaugural event, then called Networkers, launched what quickly became recognized as the premier technology event among IT professional. Over the past 29 years our customers and partners have built a growing community around Cisco Live that has transformed our conference into a global technology industry tradition.


If you have attended at least three previous Cisco Live conferences (on a Full Conference or IT Management registration pass) in the last five years (making Cisco Live U.S. 2019 your fourth event since 2015), you’re eligible for NetVet status.


As a NetVet, you’ll enjoy special benefits that can enhance your Cisco Live experience including:


  • Access to the NetVet Lounge
  • A free e-book from Cisco Press
  • Priority session scheduling
  • A unique conference lanyard that showcases your NetVet status.


NetVets holding current CCIE or CCDE certifications enjoy additional benefits, including a special reception with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, priority Keynote seating, and an exclusive lapel pin.


The Cisco Live event registration tool will automatically identify your NetVet status and qualification based on your email address. If you have questions about your status, please contact customer service.



“Best thing I get to do professionally every year. The information and networking is better here than any other conference I could attend.”


“All of the sessions I attended were informative and allowed me to take knowledge from the session and implement changes to my organization.”


“You enter As Strangers and Leave As Friends...no other event brings like minded technologists together on such a large scale and makes it fun for everyone.”

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

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