Cisco annual conference is in San Francisco this week. I'll be darting over to attend a Partner event Tuesday evening. In the past I have attended Cisco Networkers but my schedule hasn't allowed me much time to attend.
I might try to make it in to see the expo floor later this week.
On a related note, Cisco announced their newest certification at Live! - Cisco Certified Architect - requires a review board and is above CCIE/CCDE level. Yet another level of BS for the industry IMHO. I am wonder why anyone will bother going to college anymore to earn an Engineering degree at all! LOL
Anyway, check out the announcement here.