Conference Venue, Hotel & Travel



Rio, Rio!

Sure, you’re going to Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas to learn the newest technology developments from pioneers in the industry—and you will! But, all work and no play is not what Visual Studio Live! is all about. With all conference sessions and events located at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, you won’t miss out on any of the adventure that Las Vegas has to offer.

Outside of sessions, you pick how you want to enjoy your time—hitting the blackjack tables scattered across 120,000 square feet of gaming space, networking at the Lucky Strike 10-lane bowling alley, or getting some sun at the Rio’s own sandy Ipanema Beach. With 20 retail shops, 13 dining venues, a free daily Masquerade Show in the Sky just for starters, you’ll be spinning faster than the roulette wheels with the Rio’s diverse entertainment options.

Book your suite at the Rio today!

Reservations can be made online at; or by calling 1-888-746-6955 and referencing code SRVIS11.



Living La Vida Vegas

As a guest at the Carnivale-themed Rio All-suite Hotel and Casino, you’ll enjoy:

  • Suite-style rooms (each room is 600 square feet, complete with couch, table and chairs, and fridge)
  • Award-winning restaurants, including Rio’s acclaimed Carnival World Buffet, Wine Cellar Wine Bar and Gaylord Indian Restaurant
  • A 120,000 sq. ft. gaming space
  • Nightlife that includes VooDoo Lounge, I-Bar, and renowned entertainers Penn & Teller.
  • Access to Nevada’s Rio Secca Golf Club nestled in the foothills of the Black Mountain Range
  • Lucky Strike 10-lane retro-chic Bowling Alley
  • And More….

The Rio All-suite is packed with fun activities for you, your partner, and even the kids.

Air Travel Discounts

Visual Studio Live! has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees and exhibitors a 5% discount for Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas. The valid travel dates for this discount are April 11-24, 2011

You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to to book your flight. Place the Promotion Code  3341DF in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code 3341DF.

You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number (Promotion Code) below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value.

Don't forget to use Promotion Code: 3341DF

Car Rental Discounts

Avis Rent-a-Car is offering a discount on car rental for Visual Studio Live! attendees. To receive the discounted rates, call Avis at 888-754-8878 and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # G027999 or by clicking here.

Visiting Las Vegas

Take advantage of all the city of Las Vegas has to offer.

Visit the Official Las Vegas Tourism site for information on places to visit and things to do in Las Vegas.