Last week, June 11-15, San Diego played host to Cisco Live!, Cisco’s largest annual educational and training event, attracting 15,000 attendees, 41,000 virtual attendees, 600 speakers, and 300 exhibitors.In addition to powering Cisco Live! with our Conference™ solution, Active Network also had the pleasure of hosting a mix of more than 30 clients for a behind-the-scenes tour of Cisco Live!, followed by an afternoon educational session hosted at the San Diego Active Network offices.One of the highlights of the tour was an hour-long session led by Cisco’s event leaders who gave their perspective on how technology has helped them move their conference forward – by using mobile to create a 365-day community engaging attendees year round, and other event technology to help them deliver the event with absolute precision.“We are truly fortunate to have such a forward-thinking client such as Cisco that fuels our own innovation and one that is willing to open its doors and share its knowledge with other event organizers,” said Anthony Miller, VP of Strategy at Active Network Business Solutions.Another highlight was the visit to the Active Network corporate headquarters. After a wonderful lunch on the terrace that overlooks the San Diego hills and Pacific Ocean, the group convened for an afternoon technology session. Active Network executives shared exciting plans for the company, its vision for the future of technology, and the meetings technology roadmap which will continue to help our customers with ongoing engagement management.A special thanks to all of the Cisco and Active Network staff that made the event a success. Feedback from event attendees was terrific and we hope that our guests came away with new ideas and opportunities for their future event programs.Irene Coghlan is a content creator and curator who gets Active with Crossfit, yoga and skiing. When she’s not blogging, tweeting or linking-in, you'll find her in the snow, mountains or at sea.