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Are You Ready for Cisco Partner Summit 2014? This Checklist Will Help!

- March 20, 2014 - 3 Comments

Cisco Partner Summit 2014 begins in a mere three days. It’s likely that those of you joining us in Las Vegas have already started a checklist of everything you need to pack. But I have a different checklist for you (and those joining us virtually) that will ensure you are updated throughout the week on important news, conversations, events, and more!

Watch this video to get a checklist of Cisco Partner Summit 2014 essentials.

Keep reading to get links to the checklist items shared in the video and more! 

☐ 1. Register for Virtual Partner Summit (VPS)
If you’re not joining us in Las Vegas, you don’t have to miss any of the action. From VPS, you can stream sessions, interact with attendees without leaving your seat, and more! Explore VPS before the event to familiarize yourself with all of the cool features.

Remember, VPS begins March 25th. Register now so you won’t miss out.

☐ 2. Get Social
Use our official Cisco Partner Summit hashtag #ciscops14 to find out what others are saying about Cisco Partner Summit 2014. And join in on the conversation by including #ciscops14 in your tweets, Instagram pictures, and Facebook posts.

With so much going on, we know you can’t be everywhere at once so you can count on us to be your eyes and ears throughout the week! We’ll have daily blog and video recaps, live tweeting of general sessions, and pictures.

If you’re new to social media, check out our video tutorials on How to Get Started on Twitter and How to Get Started with Social Media Listening. And if you’re in Las Vegas, stop by the Social Media Listening Hubs to chat with experts about any questions you have about social media and listening.

☐ 3. Get a fresh perspective from Partner Ambassadors
We have an amazing group of Partner Ambassadors this year that will be sharing details about Cisco Partner Summit 2014 from their perspective. Subscribe to this Twitter list to see what they have to say.

☐ 4. Participate in our contests
We have two opportunities for you to win some great prizes this year. We brought back the popular Favorite Quotes contest and a new one called the Leaderboard contest. Both require you to use Twitter, so get ahead of the game by finishing up checklist item #2 above. The contests begin on March 25th Read up on the contest details and official rules before next week.

5. Get Appy
There are two mobile apps you’ll want to get your hands on before Cisco Partner Summit 2014 begins next week.

Cisco Partner Summit 2014

Access key information, the session scheduler, speaker information, and more! Use the session scheduler to easily schedule in the Business Transformation sessions you want to attend. Download the app now:

Cisco Play Along
We have a special surprise for attendees during the general session on Wednesday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. PT. You’ll have a chance to experience the Internet of Everything (IoE), as never before. You’ll need the Cisco Play Along app to participate so be sure you download it before Wednesday.

6. Enjoy Cisco Gold Card perks!
Partners joining us in Las Vegas will be part of a VIP program with perks that start the minute you arrive in Las Vegas. We call it the Cisco Gold Card:

  • VIP transportation between the airport and the hotel – Cisco Ambassadors will be onsite at the airport (Terminal 1 and 3 baggage claim areas) and the hotel to escort you to our executive coaches when you need a ride.
  • Access to a dedicated concierge to help you make dinner reservations, book show tickets and other fun activities, and even coordinate your transportation.
  • Exclusive access to the Cisco Gold Card Lounge at the V Bar to take a quick break, meet friends, or even discuss business. Free Wi-Fi and refreshments available.
  • A shoe shine and shirt press – just a little something extra

While I can’t help you with packing for the week (it’s tedious, I know!) I hope this checklist helps you feel prepared for the week ahead. Let me know if you have any questions by commenting below or tweet your question to @cisco_channels. Don’t forget to include the #ciscops14 hashtag.

Next stop, Cisco Partner Summit 2014. See you there!


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  1. Great checklist Anna! Very helpful and we're sharing with all of our partners. Thanks for pulling this all together in one post. See you in Vegas! Veronica

    • Thanks Veronica! Glad you found it helpful!

      • Thanks! Ill be sure to: 1) Take advantage of the free shirt press 2) Take advantage of the shoe shine! 3) catch a ride from the airport... Thanks again, @cisco_channels looking forward to #ciscops14