Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas 2015 Call for Presentations is now OPEN

Proposals are due: Friday, October 10, 2014 5:00 PST

Submit your proposal here:

Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas will be a five-day conference held March 16-20, 2015 at Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For 22 years Visual Studio Live! events have provided expert solutions for .NET developers. Attendees come to Visual Studio Live! to acquire practical, pragmatic and immediately applicable knowledge. They come for inspiration and to be shown a vision of a better future through the use of concepts, techniques, patterns and technology that they can apply in their organizations. And they come for a glimpse of the future of technology; the cool stuff that Microsoft (and others) are building that may not be useful today but will factor into their strategic planning process.

The agendas will cover the following topics:

Visual Studio / .NET

  • Visual Studio 2013 and "VS 14" features
  • New language features
  • ALM Features
  • Async development techniques
  • Visual Studio LightSwitch, including Cloud Business Applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) development using Visual Studio

Windows Client (Windows 8.1/WinRT, WPF)

  • WPF and WinRT applications with .NET + XAML
  • WinRT UI applications with JavaScript, WinJS + HTML + CSS3
  • Building applications with Azure and WinRT
  • Targeting ARM processors
  • Using Visual Studio 2013, Expression Blend and .NET 4.5
  • Deploying to the Windows store and managing your sales and downloads
  • Sideloading LOB applications to Windows 8 and Windows RT
  • WPF, Silverlight, XAML, Expression Blend
  • Building touch-enabled WPF applications

JavaScript/HTML5 Client

  • Single-page application development
  • Programming
    • TypeScript
    • Offline apps, database storage, and data entry enhancements
    • jQuery and other base-level frameworks
    • jQueryUI and other UI level frameworks
    • Extensions to ECMAScript/JavaScript
    • Angular and other MVVM/data binding frameworks
    • node.js and other server-side frameworks
    • Calling services via AJAX
  • Design
    • Core HTML5: newer concepts, tags, and enhancements to old ones
    • CSS 3
    • CSS animations
    • Rich media in HTML5 with the audio and video tags
    • 2D drawing/animation the canvas tag and SVG


  • ASP.NET vNext/OWIN and Katana
  • Web Forms
  • Visual Studio Web developer tooling (built-in, add-ons, testing)

Cloud Computing

  • Includes cloud, server and messaging technologies
  • Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, Marketplace
  • Windows Azure new features, including Azure Web Sites, VMs and third-party Azure Search, Azure-hosted NoSQL databases and other tools
  • WCF

Windows Phone

  • Windows Phone 8 Development
  • Tablet+Phone tandem development for Windows 8.x/Windows Phone 8.x
  • C++/DirectX native development for WP8
  • Using Expression Blend for WP
  • Managing push notifications
  • Developing Web apps optimized for WP
  • Monetizing your app on the WP store

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

  • Xamarin development
  • HTML Mobile Framework (Cordova, PhoneGap, Icenium, etc.) development
  • iOS, Android development
  • Mobile Web
  • Smartphone, tablet, and touch-based HTML5 development
  • jQuery Mobile and other mobile UI frameworks
  • Bandwidth optimization and other mobile client concepts
  • Chrome app development


  • Adapting existing ASP.NET Web sites to integrate as SharePoint 2013 apps
  • SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Office 365
  • Developing Apps for Office/SharePoint with Visual Studio and "Napa" tools; deploying to the Office store
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office

Database and Analytics

  • SQL Server
  • Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, OData, Sync Services
  • Microsoft BI, including Power BI
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning, including Azure ML
  • NoSQL, including DocumentDB

Speaker Compensation:
Speakers chosen to present at a Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas will receive a stipend for each session or workshop they present. Visual Studio Live! will also cover hotel accommodations (room and tax only) for a pre-determined number of nights at the host hotel as outlined in the speaker agreement.

The Call for Presentations is now posted at:

For Questions Regarding the CFP or Submissions:
Danielle Potts
Sr. Event Manager
(925) 207-0468

The Call for Presentations schedule for the remaining 2015 conferences is as follows:

Visual Studio Live! Austin, Redmond & New York 2015
Conference Dates Austin: June 1-4, 2015
Conference Dates Redmond: August 10-14, 2015
Conference Dates New York: September 28 – October 1, 2015
CFP Opens: December 1, 2014
CFP Deadline: January 5, 2015

Visual Studio Live! Orlando (Live! 360)
Conference Dates: November 16-20, 2015
CFP Opens: March 2, 2015
CFP Deadline: April 3, 2015

Please check back for CFP updates, or ask to be added to the Visual Studio Live! Call for Presentations notification list by emailing Danielle Potts at