Though Partner Summit is being held in Boston June 2-4 this year, you can attend the event no matter where you are in the world — no need to pack a suitcase or even book your airline tickets to attend. Simply log in, put your feet up, grab a coffee, and catch the event virtually from the comfort of your own home or office. At Cisco, we’re doing our part to make this a greener planet. One way to reduce our own carbon footprint is to go virtual. Cutting back on travel and opting for WebEx or TelePresence are two obvious examples. A not-so-obvious example is Cisco Virtual Partner Summit. That’s right: Partner Summit will be expanded to all worldwide channel partners through this virtual event that begins on June 2 and extends through June 30.
Cisco Virtual Partner Summit offers free access to live streaming video of keynotes from John Chambers, Padmasree Warrior, Keith Goodwin, and other Cisco senior executives; Webcast sessions and booths to learn about the latest programs and technologies; are staffed with experts ready to chat with you. Go to the Lounge (virtual drinks not included) and network with fellow attendees or join an executive chat session. Earn points toward prizes like Flip cameras, just by attending a webcast or chatting with a booth rep.Learn more and take a virtual tour of the virtual event…Signing up for Virtual Partner Summit also means you’ll gain access to a thriving social media site called The Vibe with a growing community that’s already begun networking, posting videos, chatting, learning about breaking news as it happens, and sharing stories. Sign up now so you don’t miss any of the action. Plus, you’ll avoid the airport security lines and tiny bags of peanuts. And, you get to brag that you did something good for the environment.I’ll be your tour guide, follow me:1) Welcome to the Exhibits From borderless networks to small business solutions to virtualization, the exhibit hall is the place to go to learn more about opportunities.2) Come on in…In the Exhibit Hall, you can visit booths that feature the latest Cisco technologies, solutions, and programs — and chat live with content experts.3) What’s behind door # 3?We’ll be giving away Flip cameras and a variety of prizes to virtual attendees. And who doesn’t love prizes?4) KeynotesDon’t miss a minute of the action. Streaming keynotes (replayed for 48 hours) mean you can catch every word.5) The LoungePull up a chair and chat with attendees or executives in the cushy Virtual Partner Summit lounge.6) The VibeA thriving social networking site open to live and virtual attendees. Share videos, photos, join groups, post Twitter-like updates (and even import tweets) into this all-inclusive networking tool.