The Fun Stuff

Mix & Mingle @ VSLive!
Monday, April 29th, 6:30 - 8:00pm Lizzie McNeill's, 400 N McClurg Ct., Chicago (Meet at 6:15pm at the Registration Desk to walk over with the group).

Join us to mix and mingle at Lizzie McNeill's, your friendly, neighborhood bar that includes beautiful views of the Chicago River! This is your opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start friendships that can last for the week or even longer. Enjoy light appetizers provided by VSLive! while you get to know your fellow attendees and take in the exciting Chicago atmosphere.

Welcome Reception & Trivia Tuesday - Sponsored by Microsoft
Tuesday, April 30th, 4:15 - 5:30pm

Join us to kick off the conference at the Welcome Reception sponsored by Microsoft. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and exciting games while you relax, unwind, and network with fellow attendees and take in the fantastic Chicago views after a long day of learning.

Test your knowledge against your fellow attendees with VSLive! Trivia Fun! Everyone can join in by using their mobile device. Each round winner will receive a prize along with bragging rights for the week!

All those attending the welcome reception get a free custom trucker hat courtesy of Microsoft and VSLive! Bring the ticket you received at registration to select your hat, choose a custom patch, and have your hat made while you watch. Hats are only available during the VSLive Welcome Reception.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit with our exhibitors and participate in the conference raffle.

Table Topic Lunch
Wednesday, May 1st

Join other attendees at lunch to share ideas, talk about the issues of the day, and maybe solve a few. While you enjoy lunch, you can find and connect with other like-minded people at tables designated for certain languages, technologies, and interests.

We will also have designated speaker tables - noted with the speakers’ name. Join your favorite speaker for a lunchtime discussion or to follow up on any questions from a session.

VSLive!’s Big Bus Tour of The Windy City
Wednesday, May 1st 6:30pm - 8:30pm – Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15pm Pre-registration & $10 Confirmation Fee Required

Join us on a Big Bus Tour as we travel through Downtown Chicago and explore all the Windy City has to offer. Over two hours, you will see the Magnificent Mile, which is home to some of the best upscale shopping in the world, as well as other famous landmarks like Water Tower and the John Hancock Building (now referred to as 875 N. Michigan). The tour will also pass through the bustling River North neighborhood filled with beautiful architecture and a myriad of urban dining and drink options. We will also check out Grant Park, Millennium Park with the famous Bean, Buckingham Fountain, and several museums like the Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium. You will also see Willis Tower and the Chicago Theatre, as well as Navy Pier. Be prepared for stunning views of Lake Michigan!

The tour operates between 6:30-8:30PM and will pick you up and drop you off at the Swissotel Chicago. Space is limited so reserve your seat today!