The Fun Stuff

Dine-A-Round Dinner
Monday, March 30

Join other conference attendees and speakers for a casual, no-host dinner and make a few new friends while enjoying the fun and delicious restaurants in or around the Hyatt Regency. This is your opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start friendships that can last for the week or even longer. Attendees can break into smaller groups based on where everyone wants to dine and head off to dinner. Everyone is responsible for their own dinner and drinks.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, March 31

All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of Visual Studio Live! Austin at the Welcome Reception. Join us in the expo area to network with fellow conference attendees and speakers, talk with the event sponsors, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and participate in the conference raffle.

Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch
Wednesday, April 1

Enjoy lively lunchtime discussions by joining one of our table topic conversations. Tables will have a designated topic to help start discussions and interact with your fellow attendees. You may even learn a new trick or two or some great tips to take back to the office.

We will also have designated speaker tables - noted with the speaker's name. Join your favorite speaker for a lunchtime discussion or just to ask questions or clarify anything from their sessions.

“Bucket List” Tour of Austin
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Pre-registration & $10 Confirmation Fee Required

Discover the best of Austin with your fellow VSLive! attendees. This fast-paced two-hour “bucket list” tour will give you a great snapshot of Austin: get dizzy gazing upward at the Capitol’s dome, indulge in decadent treats from iconic food trucks, explore cool outdoor art, snap photos at city landmarks, and check out funky neighborhoods only a local would know about.

This detour is jam-packed with facts, history and trivia on everything from Whole Foods to the UT campus, and everyone from Michael Dell to Willie Nelson. By the time you’re done, you’ll be able to say you “get” Austin – the history, people, music, culture, food and what keeps it “weird.”

Whether you’re looking for a fun overview of the city or just need to prove to the social media universe you were in Austin with a picture in front of the Austin Postcard, don’t miss this tour. Space is limited so reserve your seat today!