The Fun Stuff

Mix & Mingle @ VSLive!
Monday, March 4th

Join us to mix and mingle at Blondies Sports Bar and Grill Las Vegas, your one stop shop for an awesome atmosphere, great service, amazing drinks, and delicious food! This is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers 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 Las Vegas atmosphere. VSLive! will also provide one drink ticket to each attendee but all other beverages are on your own.

Welcome Reception & Trivia Tuesday - Sponsored by Microsoft
Tuesday, March 5th

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 speakers 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!

New this year – Remote Control Car Racing! Do you have what it takes to be the VSLive! Ultimate Remote Control Car Racer? Test your driving skills against other conference attendees on the VSLive! track.

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 custom 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, March 6th

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 Out on the Town in Old Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 6th

The Las Vegas strip is exciting, but have you experienced all that downtown Las Vegas has to offer? This is your chance to see the real Las Vegas (or "Glitter Gulch" as it was known for years due to all of the neon lights), from the first Vegas hotel (still operating as the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino) to the nightly Viva Vision show, you don't want to miss the "real" Las Vegas.

Join us on Wednesday night as complimentary buses run from our host hotel, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, to the heart of old town Fremont Street (drop off and pick up will be at the Golden Nugget Rush Tower, 129 E Fremont St.). Take this opportunity to explore downtown Las Vegas’s vibrant nightlife, including its restaurants, the Fremont Street Experience, SlotZilla Zip Line, a Pedestrian mall, the Neon Museum, the Viva Vision show, casinos, and so much more. Viva Las Vegas!

Buses will depart the Paris Las Vegas Hotel (bus pick-up outside hotel reception) starting at 6:00pm and will run back and forth, roughly every 30 minutes, with the last bus departing Fremont Street at the Golden Nugget, Rush Tower at 11:30pm.