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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 408 853-4831 / 877 692-5972 (toll free).

General Information


Q: What is the Executive Symposium at Cisco Live?

A: The Executive Symposium at Cisco Live is the premier, executive-level experience at Cisco's largest annual IT and communications conference. The symposium will bring together over 125 executives for a three-day program designed to help you hone your leadership skills and expand the value to your organizations. Discussions at the Executive Symposium will be led by world-renown business leaders and strategists.


Q: Who should attend the symposium?

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


Q: Where and when is the Executive Symposium?

A: The event will be held at the Peabody Orlando Hotel (adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center), beginning Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26, with optional attendance at Cisco Live on June 27. Participants can reserve accommodations at the Peabody Orlando Hotel as they go through the registration process to receive the Executive Symposium discounted rate.

The Peabody Orlando Hotel
9801 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819


Q: Why is attendance at the conference "by invitation only?"

A: Part of the value of this type of executive-level experience is the dialogue with, and direct access to, peer business leaders, academic leaders, and Cisco. To preserve the value of the program, we are limiting attendance to 125 total attendees who meet the job level/function, company size, and annual revenue qualifications established.


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

A: If you received an invitation to the symposium, but cannot attend, please contact our executive relations team via email or via phone at 303 415-3652 / 877 692-5972 (toll free). You may send a colleague in your place only if your colleague meets the attendance criteria. If qualified, your colleague will be required to submit a registration form.


Q: How much does it cost to attend the Executive Symposium?

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

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

A: The Executive Symposium is complimentary for qualified guests and includes access to Cisco Live keynotes, exhibit hall, and social events, but does not include access to the technical sessions. Executive Symposium guests will be escorted to Cisco Live for VIP seating for all planned keynote sessions.


Q: When does registration open for the Executive Symposium?

A: You may register online immediately upon receiving your invitation. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to register shortly after receiving the invitation.


Q: What is the recommended attire for the Executive Symposium?

A: Business casual attire is appropriate for the sessions and events. Jeans or tennis shoes are not allowed.


Q: May I bring a guest to the symposium?

A: Because of the business nature of the Executive Symposium, spouses and guests are not permitted to attend sessions, breakfast, or lunch on the Symposium agenda. Guests would be permitted to attend the Executive Symposium agenda dinner receptions only 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.



Q: What is the weather like in Orlando in June?

A: The average low temperature in June in Orlando is 70 degrees. Highs are in the 90's. Humidity is high and rain is frequently in the June forecast.


Q: What is the time zone in Orlando?

A: Orlando is in the Eastern Daylight time zone.