VSLive! Gives Back

The "VSLive! Gives Back" program gives conference participants an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the host community in the short amount of time they spend there.


The Visual Studio Live! San Diego Conference is proud to announce its alliance with PAWS as its "VSLive! Gives Back" partner.

PAWS San Diego, the official safety net program of San Diego Humane Society, provides pet food, essential services, and support to assist people in our community in keeping their companion animals during difficult times.

PAWS San Diego’s goal is to bring pet care services and resources directly into underserved communities in San Diego County. They host community events where they offer free or low-cost services including spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, licensing, behavior and training tips and pet supplies.


We also want to encourage you - our conference attendees - to bring basic pet necessities such as: cat and dog food (dry & wet), cat litter, flea medication, toys, and pet beds so that VSLive! may donate them to the organization. Please view their full Wish List here to see how else you can help.

Look for the Gives Back Donation Box sign near the Visual Studio Live! Registration desk, or ask a staff member how you can help. The VSLive! Conference Team will deliver all donations at the end of the week.


Visual Studio Live! provides bags to all attendees to carry laptops, notepads, pens, and other pertinent items around while you are at the conference. The bags can also serve as useful souvenirs to take back home or to the office to remind you about the great conference you just attended. However, not everyone needs a new backpack.

If you don’t need a new bag (or don’t want to take the bag home after using it for the week) and prefer it gets donated to a good cause, you can place your bag in the Give Back Box and your conference bag will be donated to the PAWS San Diego organization.

For more information on the "VSLive! Gives Back" program or how you can help, contact our Conference Registrar Joyce Jackson at [email protected] or 949.296.9840.