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  • Conference Chairmen

    Brian Randell joins Andrew Brust and Rockford Lhotka to bring you meaningful content, leading speakers and a winning Visual Studio Live! agenda.

  • What's in Store

    Get better at what's available, and get ready for what's coming. We delve deep into the topics that matter most in your world today, covering practical knowledge, fundamentals, new technologies, and futures.

  • A Better Tomorrow

    At Visual Studio Live!, we have a 23 year (and counting!) history of being THE trusted source for premier developer training. Focused content on what you care about the most is what we do best.

  • Their Knowledge = Your Advantage

    Our speakers are experts in their field. Visual Studio Live! gives you the opportunity to not only learn from them in-session, but to also have unparalleled access to them during the week.

  • Visit the Mouse

    The Hyatt Regency will host all Visual Studio Live! sessions in Anaheim, and is conveniently situated just over a block away from the Disneyland main entrance. Bring the family for a tech-cation you won't soon forget!

  • Learn From Each Other

    Visual Studio Live! gives you countless opportunities to network with your fellow attendees at meals, evening events, and special networking sessions.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

Monday
September 26, 2016

Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Pre-Conference Workshops Continue

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Dine-A-Round Dinner

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday
September 27, 2016

Opening Keynote

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm


Welcome Reception

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesday
September 28, 2016

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am


General Session

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm


Evening Event

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday
September 29, 2016

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

11:00 am – 12:15 pm


Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm


Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

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