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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.

  • eBrochure Available

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

  • What Matters Most?

    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.

  • Better Code 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.

  • Our Patriots; Your Experts

    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.

  • Our Headquarters

    The Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA will host all Visual Studio Live! sessions in Boston. Located on the historic Charles River, the Hyatt offers the best in accommodations and views of downtown Boston.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday
June 13, 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
June 14, 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
June 15, 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


By Land and Sea Tour

6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday
June 16, 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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