It’s been dubbed “Geek Summer Camp”, and many make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to attend Cisco Live (CLUS). Whether this is your first time or one of many, we’ve compiled this list of resources to keep handy as you make your way to an event that draws nearly 20,000 attendees.

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The four-day speaker schedule is packed with a nice mix of business and pleasure keynotes like Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, Comedian John Stewart and, my favorite, having shared a ride with her when leaving another conference, Former White House CIO Theresa Payton.

In addition to the keynotes and innovation showcase speakers, don’t forget to check out the other track sessions too. Do you prefer a demo versus a breakout? You can search and plan your time at CLUS by selecting a variety of criteria including session type, day, track, technology, technical level, and learning path.

Attending from afar or in Vegas, but missed a session? Cisco Live is also offering certain sessions online, on-demand, and live. Just check out the schedule here.


Cisco does an amazing job with social media and keeping attendees connected not only while at their events, but throughout the year. If you’re on social networks, first make sure you follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and then check out the amazing round-up of social opportunities Cisco is hosting.

Whether it’s participating in one of their contests to enter for a chance to win a Starbucks coffee, meet Celebrity Guest Speaker Bryan Cranston, and meet the band, or connecting with other Cisco superfans while at the event, there is something for everyone. For a complete list of social opportunities, click here.


Aside from the education, events and socializing, Cisco is showcasing their latest and greatest in their World of Solutions showcase. According to Cisco, “the Cisco Campus will be split between two locations: the main Cisco Campus and the IoT and Industry District. Immerse yourself in Cisco’s solutions, products, services, and technologies by visiting product technology zones in the Cisco Campus and digital industries in the IoT and Industry District. Both locations will be full of learning opportunities, one-on-one discussions, and interactive activities.”

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Be sure to check out the live Network Operations Center (NOC) in the middle of the Cisco Campus to show you exactly what it takes to run Cisco Live. To help you navigate the World of Solutions, download this handy map.

We have several Carousel team members heading to CLUS next week. If you’re attending, we’d love to know! Drop us a line or share your experience with us post-event with a blog or social comment. Safe travels and see you there!