These are my advice for attending the Cisco Live US conference [aka Networkers].
Date of the event: June 10-14, 2018.
Make sure to book your hotel and try to have one maximum half a mile away from the event location, this helped me a lot.
Attened event preview
25-May Web seminar: Cisco Live Orlando Preview, it will help you to understand how the event will move on, plus when to add the event to “Cisco Events” Cellphone app, which helps a lot during the conference and keep notifying you with real-time updates during events days.
Event Registration open one day before event day one [9-june] which is good to avoid crowds
you will get your badge and maybe bag and t-shirt depend on the type of your registration.
Cisco Store will be open, avoid crowds and buy accessories, Clothing and books you looking for
10 & 11 June
Cisco World of Solutions start where you meet 100s of vendors and attend free webinar and labs from DevNet , Cisco Certification Center
More shopping in Cisco Store,, just bought Cisco Press Deploying ACI book and some extra items, I start to forget it’s a technical event, you will get a free bag for every few dollars you spent, I guess spent 800 $ in cisco store and I got three free bags
Do not forget to get your CCIE cup from Cisco Certification Center, it is open all day for Cisco certified persons to meet colleagues and get free refreshments.
The big opening icebreaker for most of us is the opening TweetUp
Free widgets & gifts from Cisco World of solutions exhibitors & Cisco Certification center etc.
and time to go for Free CCIE Party from Cisco to all CCIEs, you can bring one guest with you for free and enjoy free food, drink and new faces to meet.
this year the party held in disneyland Star Wars theme.
The big day CAE Customer Appreciation Event.
from 7PM to 11 PM Cisco reserved Unverisal studio for us with free bands, food, and all park activities for free.
Refugee – Tom Petty Tribute Band
Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi Tribute Band
Don’t forget your gift once complete survey in your #CLUS Cisco Events app.
Collect it from material kits counters once you have done.
Finally, do forget three things:
1- CLUS 2019 will be in San Diago if this is the first time there try to extend your stay to visit the city, i did this mistake in Orlando 2018 so i did not catch the last day of CLUS , i was busy in Kennedy space center .
2- Do not deal with CLUS like a purely technical event, yes it is, but it is also Community event where you meet, talk with people just like you, Cisco Fans.
3- Do not forget to donate your CLUS badge for Recycling
I will be there in 2019 CLUS, do not hesitate to come and say hi, and let’s talk.
Yasser Ramzy Auda.