Answers to some frequently asked questions are below. If you do not find the answer to your question, contact our Executive Relations team via email or via phone at +1 (800) 590-8317.

+ What is the Executive Symposium at Cisco Live?

The Executive Symposium at Cisco Live is the premier, executive-level event bringing together over 125 technology executives for a 2 day program. The Symposium offers an interactive experience to exchange ideas and receive actionable guidance from world-class business leaders and strategists. The 2016 Symposium focused on leading digital transformation in your organization.

+ Who should attend the Executive Symposium?

Participation is by invitation only and is limited to individuals with CIO or equivalent public sector titles who are interested in extending value to their organization.

+ Where and when is the Executive Symposium?

The 2017 event will be held in Las Vegas, NV. More details to follow as we get closer to the event.

+ Why is attendance at the Executive Symposium by invitation only?

Attendance at the Executive Symposium is for invited CIOs only. The value of this type of executive-level experience is the dialogue with, and direct access to, peer business leaders, academic leaders, and Cisco executives. To preserve the value of the program, attendance is limited to 125 total attendees who meet the job level/function, company size, and annual revenue qualifications established.

+ Can I send a colleague in my place if I cannot attend?

If you received an invitation to the Symposium, but cannot attend, please contact our executive relations team via email at ExecRelations@Cisco-conference.com or via phone at +1-800-590-8317. You may send a colleague in your place only if your colleague meets the attendance criteria.

+ How much does it cost to attend the Executive Symposium?

There is no event registration fee for attendees. Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. All meals during the scheduled Symposium agenda are compliments of Cisco.

+ Does registration in the Executive Symposium include access to Cisco Live?

The Executive Symposium is complimentary and includes access to Cisco Live keynotes, exhibit hall, and social events. It does not include access to the technical sessions.

+ When does registration open for the Executive Symposium?

You may register online immediately upon receiving your invitation. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register promptly after receiving your invitation.

Business casual attire is appropriate for the sessions and events.

+ May I bring a guest to the symposium?

Because of the business nature of the Executive Symposium, spouses and guests are not permitted to attend sessions, breakfasts, or lunches on the Symposium agenda. Guests are permitted to attend the Executive Symposium agenda dinner receptions if a guest pass is purchased. Guest passes can be purchased at the Executive Symposium registration site for $195. This pass includes the evening meals during the Symposium agenda; Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event; and Cisco Live General Sessions and Super Sessions.


  • Executive Symposium, Monday evening reception
  • Executive Symposium, Tuesday evening reception
  • Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event:
    • *Access to Cisco Live Keynotes, the Hub and World of Solutions Expo during show hours only (Monday through Wednesday)
      \*On a space available basis

+ What is the weather like in Las Vegas in June?

The average low temperature in June is 69 degrees. The average high temperature is 100 degrees.

+ What is the time zone in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is in the Pacific Daylight time zone.