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  • Scott Hanselman General Session

    Join us for a very special general session Tuesday, May 16 with Scott Hanselman as he discusses JavaScript and the Rise of the New Virtual Machine

  • eBrochure Available

    Check out every session, abstract, speaker bio, networking event, and more in the 2016 Austin eBrochure. Download it today!

  • 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 Your Platform?

    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.

  • This Code's for You

    At Visual Studio Live!, we have a 22 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.

  • Meet and Greet

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


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May 16, 2016

Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

May 17, 2016

Opening Keynote

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

General Session

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Welcome Reception

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

May 18, 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

Rollin' On the River Bat Cruise

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

May 19, 2016

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

11:00 am – 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

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